Monday, January 26, 2009

What's your least favorite parenting job?

For me, it's a toss up between bedtime, and bathtime, although if I had to pick one, I'd go with the bath. For some reason I just HATE giving the kids bath--I always end up frustrated, and they usually end up crying. Luckily Dad usually takes care of both bath and bedtime at our house. (Thank Heavens!)

So, my question to you is, Do you have a parenting job that you'd gladly give up? Share here!

14 comments:

Susan said...

Bedtime, hands down. The first two have always been easy, but number three is a pistol (especially after having the freedom of being in a big girl bed).

Courtney said...

For sure it's getting the kids loaded into the car to leave the house. I really really really hate it.

Paul or Lindsay said...

I'm going to say everything from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. I hate that time of day!

Jami and Scott said...

Changing diapers. It might be a little more pleasant if 1) Bayles pooped less than 3 times a day,
2) Bayles didn't scream the majority of the time while being changed.

That and I hate the boring part of the day, which usually starts around 3:30 and goes till 5:30. By 3:30 I've just run out of things to do.

The Cardon's said...

I would have to say bedtime- Cannon is great and sleeps all night- Xander on the other hand- usually falls asleep on the bottom of our bed cause I can't stay up with him any longer. He will watch movies, color, play with toys, and with out fail, jump on us and pinch and kick us- and kick the wall. It is so lovely! Please send any STRONG (and I guess safe j/k) sleeping pills my way-

Adrienne said...

Since we only get to pick one thing I'll say cooking...I do like to cook when I have time but I'm always in a hurry and always have to do it with four starving kids hanging on me so it's something quick and I'm bored with the food already ya know.

Angela said...

Bedtime! By that part of the night I am wore out and do not want to read to them and put them to bed, but when I do and they repeatly get up and I can hear them running back and forth. Hours later they are still awake after the engery I invested -ruffles my feathers! I really really want a tranquilizer gun - I would pay big money for it too.

McCandless Co. said...

HA HA,it is funny to hear everyone else's dislikes...I was disliking bedtime for a long time until I changed things up. So, now I would have to say it is mornings, when Ryder wakes up WAY before we want to and wants a sippy cup and tells us to wake up and pulls blankets off of us, and opens up our eyelids until we have no choice....kids, so annoying!!

Three Men and a Lady said...

I HATE disciplining. I wish I could just have love and laughter all the time in our home. I hate doing time outs, lectures and going to their room. No fun at all!

Three Men and a Lady said...

Oh and I have 2 extra kids on Thurs b/c I trade with a friend. She watches Bryce while I teach on Fridays for a couple hrs and I get hers on Thurs for a couple hrs.

Hiatts said...

Man that is way too hard to choose just one but if I have to the one killing me right now is that I hate getting the kids rounded up and in the car! especially when we are trying to get them to school on time!!!

Ryan Carrie Emma Riley Max said...

LAUNDRY!!! All of the piles and piles of laundry!

Holly K said...

I'd give up getting the kids off to school. One of them likes to leave early (hates to rush) and the other one likes to wait until the last minute. They go to the same school, same grade. So one of them is always complaining that we are leaving too early or too late - there is no winning. We argue all the way to school and the day starts off on a bad note. That's my least favorite parenting job!

Catherine said...

I'm just looking through your blog from the blog frog...

The fact that you hate giving your kids a bath made me laugh because I bath my kids to entertain them. THey'll play for an hour at least while I get other things done. I can sit and read a book or sit in the door way and update my blog. I've been known to bathe my kids 3 times a day. In the winter...

I guess we're all different.

I hate aruging with my 4.5 yr old who is super smart and very verbal. I love him so much and sometimes I think he misses the point.