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Top 10 things that irritate mums the most

Postby LKVM » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:43 am

Came across this topic today and found it worth reading!! Happy Reading

A survey has revealed that the top ten things a mother finds most irritating includes dirty clothes dumped next to the washing basket, wet towels Things that irritate mums the most on the bathroom floor and toothpaste left in the sink.

The research by www.TheBabyWebsite.com found that mothers were also irritated with overflowing bins, urine on the toilet seat, and tissues left in pockets in the washing machine.

The survey on 3000 mothers also showed that failing to refill the toilet roll holder, leaving the toilet seat up and finding empty cartons and boxes in the back of the cupboard or fridge, can be major causes of irritation.

"These irritations might seem small and insignificant to other people, but when mums find themselves doing absolutely everything for their families, the endless list of tasks soon starts to grate," the Scotsman quoted Kathryn Crawford, of the website, as saying.

"Mums already have enough to do without cleaning up after dad and the children.

"It would make life so much easier, and the housework would get done so much faster, if other family members chipped in and tidied up after themselves.

"The fact is that many mums in the UK are taken completely for granted, and because of this they find themselves ''mothering'' everyone who lives in the house, including dad," she stated.

The survey also shows 36 per cent of mothers detest picking up the phone to find they are on the end of an automated call.

A third say they hate to see crumbs in the butter and the same percentage are left fuming by shoes left in the hallway.

Fathers are criticised for leaving a room and not turning off the lights, leaving curtains closed when they are the last out of bed and failing to rinse hair from the bath.

And men are also accused of shaving over the sink then leaving the bristles there, dumping muddy shoes outside the back door, and failing to wake up in the middle of the night when the kids start crying.

Children are also at fault, with mothers holding them responsible for storing dirty cups and mugs in their bedrooms and leaving toys scattered over the floor.

Other annoying habits include narrow shopping aisles, finding the toothpaste squeezed in the middle instead of the end and a lack of "me time".

"This poll shows it isn''t just household chores which annoy mums," Crawford added.

But Dr Mary Brown, lecturer in psychology at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, said such lists trivialised women, making them seem like "martyrs".

"Like men, women encounter a mixture of political and trivial experiences but we don''t hear about what annoys men," she said.

"There is a danger that women, especially those without adult company and who are not challenged enough, buy into this mindset.

"Instead of acting like martyrs, they are actually good at managing people and capable of laying down ground rules for family members instead of using up their energy getting angry," she added.

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Re: Top 10 things that irritate mums the most

Postby LKVM » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:44 am

lovekidsverymuch wrote:"The fact is that many mums in the UK are taken completely for granted, and because of this they find themselves ''mothering'' everyone who lives in the house, including dad," she stated.



I wonder isnt that the same for all countries even in Singapore too :?

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Postby skunk » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:09 pm

in my house, I'm the "mom" and my wife is the "dad" :x

always have to clean up after her. Always never turn off fan and lights after leaving a room :P

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Postby Funz » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:12 pm

Actually I don't get what is so irritating about the toilet seats left up or toothpaste squeezed from the middle. If the toilet seat is up then put it down, no big deal. The toothpaste thing, just roll up the ends and they have some kind of device for that these days.

The only thing that really irritates me is when DH dumps his damp sweaty clothes into the laundry bag. He just doesn't get it that it will stink the whole load if the laundry is not done immediately and colours might run and stain other clothes. To him, no big deal, stink never mind, afterall gonna wash.

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Postby LKVM » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:29 pm

skunk wrote:in my house, I'm the "mom" and my wife is the "dad" :x

always have to clean up after her. Always never turn off fan and lights after leaving a room :P


wow u r a lovely hubby then cause normally only we ladies have to do always and i guess everyday i ask my DH to switch off lights and fans!! :stupid:

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Postby LKVM » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:30 pm

Funz wrote:Actually I don't get what is so irritating about the toilet seats left up or toothpaste squeezed from the middle. If the toilet seat is up then put it down, no big deal. The toothpaste thing, just roll up the ends and they have some kind of device for that these days.


Maybe in overseas like dat :?

Funz wrote:The only thing that really irritates me is when DH dumps his damp sweaty clothes into the laundry bag. He just doesn't get it that it will stink the whole load if the laundry is not done immediately and colours might run and stain other clothes. To him, no big deal, stink never mind, afterall gonna wash.


vvvv true always happen to me too :x

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Postby MLR » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:54 am

Funz wrote:Actually I don't get what is so irritating about the toilet seats left up or toothpaste squeezed from the middle. If the toilet seat is up then put it down, no big deal. The toothpaste thing, just roll up the ends and they have some kind of device for that these days.

I share the same view on these.

The one most irritating thing is my DH's warped sense about punctuality. The only times when he would be punctual are work related and our wedding day. All our friends and family make jokes about it. So :oops: and darn :stupid: for me. I was known for being punctual to the state that if I m late for an appt with my friends, thay would be worried. Now, bcos of him, we are always late. :x

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Postby Full.Cream » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:23 am

skunk wrote:Always never turn off fan and lights after leaving a room :P


that's coz people like us always thought we'll be back in less than 5 mins mah!! :D

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Postby tankee » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:17 pm

skunk wrote:in my house, I'm the "mom" and my wife is the "dad" :x

always have to clean up after her. Always never turn off fan and lights after leaving a room :P



er ... ur DD or ur DW?

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Postby tankee » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:18 pm

MLR wrote:
Funz wrote:Actually I don't get what is so irritating about the toilet seats left up or toothpaste squeezed from the middle. If the toilet seat is up then put it down, no big deal. The toothpaste thing, just roll up the ends and they have some kind of device for that these days.

I share the same view on these.

The one most irritating thing is my DH's warped sense about punctuality. The only times when he would be punctual are work related and our wedding day. All our friends and family make jokes about it. So :oops: and darn :stupid: for me. I was known for being punctual to the state that if I m late for an appt with my friends, thay would be worried. Now, bcos of him, we are always late. :x



try this ... set his watch 10mins ahead.

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