Friday Flip Offs #4

That’s right peeps! Time again for me to bitch and moan about everything that made me mad this past week. Thanks to Gigi over at KludgyMom for putting this together because it’s so liberating! If any of you have stuff to flip off, go visit and link up!
So in no particular order…except of course, laundry being first…
S Farrell over at My Perspective left me the following comment last week about laundry:
Ahh laundry…that would be my number one flip off. I swear laundry is female because it reproduces at an alarming rate!

I can’t say it any better, so laundry, this flip off is from the both of us, and from my friend Starr who sent me this handsome man to honor you!

To allergies – you suck. My nose runs constantly, it’s itchy, I’m rubbing it with my hand and arm like a kid (only kidding…kinda…), and my eyes are dry and red. Please go away. I do not need any added distractions, I have enough of them without you. Please flip off.

To the scheduler at my children’s pediatrician’s office. Apparently, your time is MUCH more valuable than mine. Triple or quadruple booking may help your billing, but you try sitting with three fidgety kids first in the waiting room for 30 minutes after your scheduled appointment time, and then at least another 30 minutes in the room the size of a powder room waiting to see the doctor for 5 minutes. It’s not fun. So I, and mother’s across America with the same experiences, are flipping you off.

To the car dealership that sold us our new Nissan Armada…I love it!! What I don’t love is that there’s still plastic wrap in between the windows and doors, not all of the equipment seems to be working, and in the entire time we were in buying the vehicle, not one person asked me for ID. Not one. WTF? Thanks for the deal, but flippity flip off for being dumb asses.

Ants…I’ve already seen you in the linen closet…why? What could there possibly be in there that would be of any interest whatsoever to you? Please, I’m begging, leave us alone this year. I HATE having to throw everything out of the pantry when you invade and I HATE using ant spray. fLiP oFf!

On another note…does anybody know of a all natural ant spray?

Last but definitely not least, teething. Really? Couldn’t you get ‘er done in like a week instead of dragging it on for months? The drool. The hands in the mouths. The whining. The bad attitudes. Please, for the love of God, finish up and get out! FLIP OFF!

And I mentioned an exciting announcement at the end of the week! I’m gonna leave you hanging for a couple more days – visit on Sunday to see what’s up!

And so it goes…


  1. Color Me Beautiful says:
    I must say I can relate to about 80% of those!
  2. I'm with you about the dr. What are they thinking? So inconsiderate. Why do we keep going? Oh, yeah. They won't let them into kindergarten without all their stupid shots.
  3. All I have to say is....HELL YEAH!!
  4. Allyson & Jere says:
    Oh, how I HATE ants. We have invasions going on around here. They make me insane. Not cool when they're crawling across your kids bed. Nope, NOT cool.

    Sorry about your pediatricians office. I'm pleased to say that mine never keeps us waiting like that. Thank goodness, 'cause it is horrible with kids.

    Anyway, love your flip offs.
  5. Pumpkin and Piglet says:
    You know that teething was on my list last week! It just goes on for so long and we have no idea exactly when it's going to end! And I understand the allergies. My husband gets hayfever and spends weeks sniffing and rubbing his eyes, he gets so annoyed. Great flips!
  6. Hey just love your header and your flip-offs. Ants - hmm have you tried talcum powder? It's supposed to work, though I admit I resort to the ant traps when they enter the house - fairly safe for everyone. Good luck with it.
  7. Maureen says:
    Oh I'm flippin of that kind of scheduling to see a pedi too! Ants got my skin crawls, we had one experience in Dothan once where yes they showed up in our bedroom closet. Yuck! Good luck getting rid of them.
  8. Kristin Glasbergen says:
    Be careful what you wish for... when my 6yo was 13 months she cut 8 teeth in 5 weeks. We didn't know what hit us. We had to call my mom to visit, we were so tired we couldn't function. It made us appreciate waiting between teeth.
    I can't speak for everyone but I'm pretty sure most Canadian mother would join you in flippin' off doctor's!!
  9. The Mommyologist says:
    I noticed a couple of ants the other day too and about flipped out! They are the WORST. We get them every year.

    Can't wait to hear your announcement!
  10. Ma What's 4 dinner says:
    Ants are the worst, but I love the guy with the beard!!! :) I did hear that in some cultures ants are good luck...clearly not mine though.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
  11. I hope your allergies get better. My husband has horrible allergies...which makes him snore ALL night and COUGH all day. I should have included that in my flipoffs too. Have a great weekend!
  12. UGH! Two of my most dreaded things made your list, laundry and teething. BAH!! Down with laundry and it's hormonal periody rage!
  13. So true about the doctor's offices and then if you are 2 minutes late you have to reschedule. (has happened to me) Have you tried maybe using that plug into the wall thing for ants. It emits some noise or something. We used that when we first moved in here and haven't had issues since. So glad I'm done with the teething. And yes, thought about adding laundry. But it could seriously be flipped off like every single day. Triple flip from me too.
  14. The doctor's office one just kills me. WHY do they do that???
  15. Ms. Understood says:
    LOL, I'm guessing the peppermint spray did nothing for the ant problem. They surely do end up in the weirdest places. I've been blessed this allergy season. I haven't had any issues. (The anticipation is killing me!! Two more days!?!)
  16. Kristy Pool says:
    I'm so glad I have found your blog. It is so comforting to know I am not the only one who gets frustrated at the same things. The quote about laundry is oh so spot on! And if you figure out a solution for the ants, I would love to know! All our food in the pantry has to be in zip lock bags.
  17. stupid ants! have you tried terro ant bait? i have purchased it before, i think it's a more natural product...also just saw a powder at the store the other day. i think it's Anteater Pantry Bug Powder. we have also used orange oil, but that is only good to put down right where they come in and then they find another place...
  18. I don't think I'll ever tire of that photo of the crazy flip off dude! I'd be pissed at the Ped's Office, too. I swear, I leave that place in a sweat!
  19. FanTAStic flip offs this week! I'm in particular agreement with the allergies and the ants! AUGH!!!!

    Really enjoying my time here! So glad to have found you!
  20. A flip off to slow drivers on the know, the ones who only go 45 mph in a 70mph zone (or even 45 in the 55 mph zone)? Why cant they drive at least the minimim speed limit?
  21. I am soo right there with you on the laundry, pediatrician's office, allergies and ANTS! WTF is up with the ants?! They came in the house every year at my old house. We just moved in April already I am killing them left and right and like you, been wondering about a natural ant killer because I'm paranoid about bug sprays! Please let me know if you find one.
  22. EcoSmart...they have it at home depot and it is all natural and organic.
    As for peds. office, was there yesterday and I had to wait 20 minutes past our appt. and then was not able to see our dr. but a nurse. oh well!
    Can't wait to hear your announcement!
  23. forty-something chick says:
    There are so many bad things about teething....lack of sleep, pain, whining, drooling....that I have seriously considered telling people that I AM TEETHING when I'm feeling especially grumpy!

    Love the flip-off dude!!
  24. Hey Natalie!

    I always love your flip offs.

    For the ants, I've always heard corn starch works wonders and recently (I don't know how accurate it is) I heard something about NutriSweet, like packets of Sweet N Low. Something about the aspartame.

    See ya Sunday!
  25. Dianna@KennedyAdventures says:
    Google "Diatemacous (Sp?) earth" -- it's a NON TOXIC powder that you can treat your house with to get rid of ants. It takes a few days, but you don't have to worry about exposing your children/pets to nasty chemicals
  26. Megan (Best of Fates) says:
    First of all, I'm super excited about the Word Up thing. Second, I'm almost done with all my laundry! Ah, the joys of unemployment.

    And to latch onto Dianna's comment, my best friend got bedbugs (yes, it was horrifying, and horrifying, and terribly horrifying) and eventually she got diatemacous earth and literally covered her apartment with it and they haven't been seen or heard from since. The bedbugs, that is, not my friend. Though (and I don't know if she did this properly) she was left with white powder everywhere, as though they'd gone on a Lindsay Lohan-level cocaine binge.
  27. I think I know....YOU'RE PREGNANT!! ha ha

    Ants in the linen closet! Ah, suck a nut!!
  28. As always, I love your flip offs. Too funny and I am with you on the teething!

    Looking forward to Sunday. :)
  29. Love the allergy flip off! Sometimes it seems like the nose turns into a leaky faucet... and when the eyeballs start itching, uggghhh. Kill me quickly! Happy Friday!
  30. Aging Mommy says:
    Every summer we get invaded by ants and I hate them too. We use Terminix because where we live there is always some problem or other to be dealt with and they use a very effective spray that is not harmful - we always get invaded in the kitchen and the spray does not affect your ability to use the work surfaces etc, but I don't know what they use.

    My flip off today however would be for our latest house guests - SCORPIONS!!! I am still shaking after my most recent encounter about an hour ago. Mr Terminix has already been summonsed!
  31. The Sharp's says:
    Teething, allergies, and ants...oh my!

    Hate them all! Flip-offs right along with ya!
  32. oh man....hate ants, i get them here this time of year too. my 3 year old that leaves crumbs EVERYWHERE doesn't help matters....little fart! have a good one!
  33. Funky Mama Bird says:
    Please add my flip off to the one directed at laundry. I've done two loads today and I see another in the near future.
  34. ugh...can't stand anything crawling in the pantry. Everything must be thrown out. That's the worst. And the teething...I have a 1 year old that is going through it right now. Drooling and hand in the mouth all the time. She refuses to use any type of teething ring!
    Have a great weekend!
  35. I am wholeheartedly in agreement on the teething thing. Is it really necessary? It is bad enough with one, but with two, oh man. I was up almost every half hour all night long. If it wasn't one baby, it was the other. I'm holding both middle fingers up on this one!
    The suspense is killing me about your announcement. I can't wait to find out!
  36. The Urban Cowboy says:
    I'm with you on the visits to the pediatrician's office. Even though I haven't had to do that in many years, here's a belated flip off from me!

    As far as ants go...sprinkle instant grits for them to eat. As soon as they drink water, it will expand and kill them(ants cannot pass gas).
  37. Soooo glad to hear my scrapbook snippet was the extra little nudge you needed! Looking forward to following your blog, too!

    Are you on twitter?
  38. I could feel my blood pressure rising as you talked about the doctor's office. Enraging.
  39. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Awww...HATE allergies. Hate 'em.

    And what the heck are you keeping in the linen closet that is drawing ants, young lady?
  40. GB Girl says:
    Hi there. Found you via Gigi.
    I've been told recently that rosemary helps to keep ants away. I haven't tried it yet, but who knows? It just might work.

    Laundry is my nemesis. I share in flipping it off!
  41. Writing Womb says:
    LOL this is a great post! I have to agree with most of those things...but especially the ants one! Really? Can't they just go away? I live in the jungles of Thailand and I swear as soon as I open a bag of anything that has something sweet in it, they are there swarming in droves! I have to put EVERYTHING in the fridge and i only have a little fridge...urrghhh it's annoying! I have been using salt in a dish with a piece of candy on top and then they get stuck in the salt ...this has been working so far.
    Happy to have found your blog
  42. Yenta Mary says:
    Thanks for visiting me so I could return the favor -- you're a hoot!
  43. The Empress says:
    Gosh. You FFO's are such a creative bunch. I always thought FFO had to be at someone or something. I never thought of allergies, weather, bad hair...

    fun to read. Even more fun to see everyone joining in with Gigi's FFO. I love that spirit of togetherness and support, I really do.
  44. Cheers to these fine flip-offs! I hate the doctor's office with a whiny child! UGH I have some stories of my own on that point. Happy Friday!