It irks me when...my kids talk back to me, especially when it makes no sense. Like when I say, "go to bed," and they reply "YOU'RE in bed!" Okay, what does that mean?
It irks me when...people who say they will help and then either back out or gripe and complain about having to help me out. If you don't want to help, then don't even offer because I can find someone else who cares more.
It irks me when...people who pick favorites. This one I really can not stand. I have 3 kids and love them all for the many things they bring to my life and the world. A parent who has a favorite child is just way too sick to me to even deal with. Ugh, and then they play the whole "I don't have a favorite" card. Okay, we are not all stupid, we can tell you have a favorite my dear.
It irks me when...people expect to get everything for free or think they deserve anything and everything they want. I work hard yet I can't play hard so why do you have the right to if you can't afford it? Gee, I love paying for it when at the end of the year when you get your huge tax check or when you file for bankruptcy.
It irks me when...people try to tell me how to raise my kids. I have been doing it for 8 years so I think I have experience and what makes you think you can do any better? I have seen your kids...
It irks me when...your doctor won't give you meds when you need them since he totally knows you *sarcasm* when he sees you maybe once a year. I go in for headaches and a horrible rash and he tells me I need to see a therapist...Yeah, in the next month, I was diagnosed with both TMJ and Lupus...don't really think a therapist can help me either one my friend. I just wish docs would listen to you and realize that you know what you need.
It irks me when...you work your butt off to lose weight and your scale still says the same thing it did a month ago. WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THAT ABOUT!?
It irks me when...I am not hungry one minute and the next minute I am gnawing at the bone to have a whole flipping cake, yet, I'm not hungry!
It irks me when...people take advantage of others not even putting the other person's life or needs up for consideration. Uh, you didn't work for that so don't try to get someone else to work hard for it for you while you just sit back and reap all the rewards. Have some morals...
It irks me when...people who don't spend time with their kids or spend more time away from their kids then they actually spend WITH their kids. If you didn't want to be with your child, then why did you have the child in the first place.
Wow, and that's probably not even half of my irks, but after looking at my long list, I decided to turn to the trusted Bible and found a few passages that would help me out in my many times of irkness...
Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
1 Peter 5:7
1 Peter 5:7
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
I guess those words were geared more toward worrying, but it also helps me feel better and less annoyed with those in the world. BTW, this blog is not directed to any one person nessarily (or is it...hehehe) so don't take offense, and if you choose to do so, just read this list as a, "Do Not Do In The Presence Of Kristin" list :)
P.S. What are your irks?
Something else that irks me? When I tell my husband not to ask me stupid questions and he says "You're a stupid question." Okay, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?!?!?