Things I hate

This Plus That Equals…. Things I Hate

This plus that equals…. things I hate

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about things I hate. Well hate may be too strong of a word. Things that particularly wind me up doesn’t have quite the same ring to it though.

Things I hate
Ironing. Ugh.


It is my most hated of tasks. It’s so hot and completely thankless. I get no sense of achievement from completing a pile of ironing. I find nothing good can come from it.

So I have a simple rule. If it needs ironing don’t buy it. Coupled with, if I don’t wear it, I don’t iron it.

The combination of these two rules means husb has to all of his own ironing and I never have to touch the thing. Which is good, as even the thought of ironing upsets me.

Things I hate
Bouncing Balls

Bouncing Balls

I’m not a complete misery who doesn’t want children to have fun. Far from it. I love listening to the children play at the childminder’s behind us.

But the repetitive thud, thud, thud, thud, thud, thud flipping thud of a lone ball bouncing during the evening actually drives me crazy.

I don’t really know why. I’m also aware of just how irrational it is. But I hate it!

Things I hate
I just like things to be finished

Half Finished Jobs

So to me doing the laundry is not only putting a load in the machine, but drying, folding and putting it away as well.

I hate finding that all the washing has been done but I have been left to fold it all.

I would much rather be left with a load of washing and have to do the whole routine myself then be left with mounds of folding. Ugh.

The same goes for a lot of things. Making the bed includes putting cushions back on it and fluffing the pillows. Cleaning the bathroom is more than wiping the counters and just putting paperwork on top of the shredder does not count as shredding it!!

OK rant over. But essentially I would rather a job was left completely then not being finished off properly.

Things I hate
I am not a horrible person for valuing my time

My Free Time Being Taken Away 

I get very little free time. Even less free family time. So I really begrudge it being planned away for me.

What might be a nice day out for the rest of my family is often the only day husb and I would have got to spend together. So don’t guilt me into losing that time.

The assumption that just because I work part time I have all this free time is annoying. Being constantly made to feel like my time is worth less than others because I don’t work as many days is unfair.

I guess on that front I’m either going to have get stronger and better at saying no, dealing with the fall out. Or suck it up.

Things I hate
I feel like a flock of birds are living in my bedroom

Noisy Birds

We have a robin. He is cute. But he has friends. A fair few of them as it happens. Christ they are chirpy little blighters.

At 4am in the morning they are downright noisy.

So I either have to boil and sleep with the window closed. Or be woken by my own little marching band of nature. Why oh why can’t the just be a little bit quieter, or sleep in a little bit longer.

Having written this, it is clear to see I am more tired than usual. Mainly thanks to those birds! What things irrationally annoy you?

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza, #StayClassyMama and #fortheloveofBLOG


Bringing up Georgia

23 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. Things I Hate”

  1. Ha ha, noisy birds! Love that. I was nodding along reading this, and I hate ironing. In fact I don’t do it, but I do sometimes iron my husbands shirts – don’t ask me why? And, don’t get me started on half finished jobs we have so many of those in our house. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire

  2. Half done washing is so frustrating! The other day I did two loads, washed, dried and put away so I knew the next day would be laundry free. Then his Lordship comes in with something that just HAS to be washed and makes a load out of anything he can find. Guess who ended up putting it away at 11 that night, after it had been left in the dryer! Phew, that rant made me feel a little better, haha! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx
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  3. Oh the noisy birds! I used to live in a flat where pigeons nested outside. They literally woke me up every morning at 6am – it was a nightmare! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  4. I also hate ironing and noisy birds. Other hates include people not flushing the loo, people leaving the wet tea/coffee spoon in the sugar, people leaving the milk out of the fridge.. I could go on forever haha.

  5. Hehe! This made me chuckle. I hate ironing but I do it. Mostly though, as much as I hate all parts of the laundry job the one part I really really really really hate is putting it all away! Oh I wish someone else would put it all away! I totally understand the bouncy ball thing. My irrational irritation is the dog licking her lips. It is ok if she does it once or twice but I swear she would smack away for half an hour if I didn’t loose my shizzle. Urge the sound! #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. I refuse to iron so you are a better prison than me! Funny you say about the dog, I was just thinking the cat couldn’t wash in a noisier manner of he tried 😂😂

  6. I’m with you on ironing – it is one of my least favourite things ever, so much so we don’t even own an iron or board as I know it’ll just sit there. I don’t iron anything. We do have a steamer, for those just in case times, but I couldn’t even tell you the last time it came out of the box! #TwinklyTuesday
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  7. Hahahaha! I hate many of these things too! I can’t even remember the last time I ironed something. But laundry, ugh. I hate all of it whether it’s half finished or not. I’m thinking of instituting a naked policy for the rest of the summer.

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