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There’s something in every room of my house that annoys me.


With 5 delightfully energetic children, I try so hard to live by the motto “don’t sweat the small stuff” (thank you Jan O’Halloran, best advice ever) but today is humid and I’m sweating my arse off so the small stuff is annoying the crap out of me. EVERYTHING IS ANNOYING ME. I walked around my house today and realised that I am annoyed because of the small stuff. Each room I moved into, there was something that annoyed me so I tried very hard to change my view and find the happy things as well as the annoying things. Here’s what I found:

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Bathroom scales. I hate them. They’re the only thing that tell me the truth and they never ever change their opinion. So I went downstairs….

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ooohhhhh happy again….The double hanging space that hubby  made in the laundry made me happy. The fact that I’m the only person who ever sees what’s hanging in there made me angry and the shoes, my God, the shoes. Do you know what shoes for 7 people looks like?

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Back upstairs to put clothes from laundry away and ferk, annoyed again…… the LEGO, everywhere I look there’s LEGO, Star Wars ships, Navy Ships, Cruise Ships, Battleships – big pieces, small pieces – I swear I live amongst at least $7,000 worth of Lego.

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Walked outside boys bedrooms to remember that hubby and I had tried to move number 2 son’s Christmas pressie upstairs last night. IT’S TOO BIG FOR THE ROOM. I’m absolutely positive this will stay in the hallway for all eternity now….the reason I know this…..

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The boys have already started installing their bloody Lego on it.  Trying to breathe through very high levels of annoyed at this point….

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Walked into bathroom cursing people who owned the house before us – we’ve renovated the entire house except the bathrooms so now these homage to the 80’s taps annoy me everytime I wash my hands. Try turning those on with wet or slippery hands!

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Escaped back to the Laundry – ahhhhh my happy place, I love you Samsung. 2 x 10kg front loader washing machines. I can’t explain the happiness they bring me.

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The 2 x dryers are my happy place too!

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Walked outside, it was more humid out there, found some kind of secret hiding place the children have used for my missing water bottles – yep, pissed off again. I would also like to be horitculturally edumacated enough to be able to tell if those plants are weeds or plants.

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Venetian blinds. THey’re the type that you have to yank to and fro back and forth a thousand times in different directions and then only one side comes down – the person who invented those deserves a bang on the head.

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Next room, no bloody blinds at all. Yes, I have 5 kids and they can all sleep in till 10am each morning and we have no blinds on any windows….I have yet to complete the renovations and they haven’t had blinds for a year. Not sure if it’s annoying or not annoying at all.
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ANyone else have this? Yep, that mirror that sits on the floor of a room forever that it simply gets to a point where you genuinely think it belongs there. Annoying.

Screen shot 2014-01-24 at 4.46.51 PMAnd then there’s this. As if I’m not punishing myself enough with the scales in the bathroom – I have not one but two mirrors in the bedroom on the same angle. I’m not sure if it’s because I think I’m so wide I need two or because I haven’t found a place for the second one yet but yep, another annoying out of place thing at our house.

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Finally, that box of stuff at the top of the stairs that sits there FOREVER. IT’s got all that stuff in it that you just don’t know what to do with and everytime you start to unpack it – something else more interesting comes up.

Hubby just home now. He’s put the air-con on. Not sweating the small stuff anymore, because I’ve stopped sweating.

What annoys you about your house?

One comment

  1. Tina

    You have a list of things of annoying things in every room of your house, I have 5 kids too & have a list of BROKEN things in every room of my house! I can’t keep up with all the stuff that needs fixing.

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