I really hate it when my kids whine. I’ll take crying, yelling, and even arguing over whining any day of the week.
Why is whining so annoying?
I looked up the definition in the Free Online Dictionary:
Whining: To utter a plaintive, high pitched, protracted sound, as in pain, fear, supplication, or complaint.
Wow. That sounds a lot like me some days. Yes, I’m known to complain. Yes, it tends to be rather protracted. And, yes, my voice can get a little high-pitched.
So the next time I yell at the kids for whining, I’m going to ask myself, who is really the whiner here?
Busy moms like me are carrying a heavy load on our shoulders, but we really need to stop whining about it and cut the double standard. After all, what’s more annoying? A whining kid, or a whining mom?