The 8 Most Annoying Things People Without Kids Say to Parents

Kids or not, the term ‘solitary vacation’ needs to take a solitary vacation

Michael Thompson
P.S. I Love You

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I can’t remember the last time I smiled so much.

After sixteen months of isolation, my family hung out with a group of other humans again. But getting to see my friends was only part of what made me so happy. In-between multiple rounds of ribs and kids breaking water balloons over each other’s heads, my friend Patri asked quite possibly the world’s greatest conversation starter — “What are the most annoying things people without kids have ever said to you?”

Not only did this put a pep in the step of some pretty tired parents. But four days later, our Whatsapp group is still blowing up and I decided to ask some of my friends outside of Spain to join in as well.

I’m not surprised by how much my friends have had to say about this as the one thing we all have in common is we love to complain. That being said, the eight phrases below seem to be the winners as no matter the border, they do a solid job of annoying the hell outta parents.

1. “Don’t forget to prioritize time with your family!”

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Michael Thompson
P.S. I Love You

Co-creator of two cool kids • Storytelling Coach •.Fast Co., Insider, Forbes • Free storytelling guide here: https://bit.ly/3h1KZeT