annoying department: excuse me for a minute

One of the most annoying things ever is when girls (any age) talk about you to other people. I’ve talked about it before and despite getting older, it never seems to go away.

It is especially annoying when it is public, negative, the person has a high profile and they also don’t bother to say it to you directly. I was not Regina George in highschool and didn’t used to have the confidence I do now. I got bullied heaps growing up, mostly by mean girls.

Today I got a message from a friend on my way home from the airport after six hours on airplanes and spending half the day before in an airport…

your tweets & blog post rant about parents with kids at airport is causing a shit storm with parents on fb”

GREAT! Welcome home!

First: Thank you for reading & linking to my blog Erica.

I’m happy to have you as a reader. I’ve been a fan of yours since I was a kid. Circa 1991 here, lookin’ cute.

We both worked at MuchMusic and I’ve often wondered if  we would work on a project together. We both blog & Tweet in Toronto. We have many friends in common. I always though of you as cool with great style.


Second: Why didn’t you comment/say ANYTHING TO ME?

I know you’re not shy. Lots of options, Twitter, Facebook, Fan Page, blog email? I am surprised you would single me out like that to your friends on Facebook without commenting as a mother yourself.

I waited to see if you would say something to me since you were engaging your audience about my blog post. You didn’t. Your comment “what people without kids think of us who have kids” is a silly generalization about those who have kids and those who don’t.

I am one person and this blog is about my life, not all people who don’t have kids.


Third: To the Commenter(s) & Everyone

I am not an asshole for saying it is annoying to let your kids make a wrack and misbehave in a busy public place.

The post before that was about kids & family and my Mum commented on the blog post you linked to (if you bothered to check).

I traveled heaps as a kid with my parents and yes, I for sure made noise, I was a baby/kid. Mum said I was real cute in her comment though,  thanks Mum!

Why didn’t you share your thoughts from a mothers perspective?

Maybe you have some great ideas on how to deal with a situation like I was in?

I had ear phones but you need to listen to the loud speaker for flight information when you are delayed.  They were making it very difficult.

If you have thoughts on something I publish, I’d LOVE to hear about it. This is the sharing economy of internet awesomeness.

There is a difference between being a kid and being a misbehaved bratty child. I posted how I feel about the situation I was in.

Let’s hope this incident inspires people to raise their children with manners & etiquette. We want the younger generation to be kind & respectful. Don’t we?

Also, if you would like to submit something to the brand new Annoying Department, please do that too.

Oh, guess what? I don’t really like animals either. OMG.

P.S. I ordered this awesome unicorn lightsaber t-shirt from Threadless and I Love Katy Perry. She looks so cute in braces. I had braces in high school too. I go see her in concert soon!


  1. June 13, 2011 / 2:06 am

    As far as I’m concerned you were spot on. Why do some parents feel they are entitled to subject their kids bad behavior on everyone else?

      • Annie
        June 19, 2011 / 8:33 pm

        It’s almost like we think kids are people, isn’t it? Crazy!

  2. June 13, 2011 / 2:32 am

    media game. making your non-news news to generate buzz. shouldn’t have yanked the post. 

    • June 13, 2011 / 3:06 am

      @raymitheminx i didn’t yank the post at all.

  3. Anonymous
    June 13, 2011 / 4:33 pm

    Not like all kids are horrible when they travel but if you are a parent and your kid is an annoying brat, learn to control your evil spawn. She’s creating a false argument that your situation applies to traveling with kids when it applies to traveling with bratty noisy kids. My mum gets annoyed when other parent’s can’t control their kids, not only childless peeps.

  4. Anonymous
    June 13, 2011 / 6:10 pm

    Ugh.  I love how so many ignorant parents play the “you don’t have kids so you don’t understand” card. That’s NOT AN ARGUMENT, it’s a cop out.  Good on you, Casie.

  5. June 13, 2011 / 6:57 pm

    I’ve worked many years in retail – and the only thing worse than a badly behaved child is the complacent bad parent. Sorry, but your brat is not cute and just because you’ve tuned it out, doesn’t mean I have. I’m not a terrible person, I get that kids get cranky despite a parent’s best effort but a little “sorry!” goes a long way rather than feeling entitled to people’s understanding. This being said, I’m now the first person to commend a parent or family on how well-behaved their kid(s) is/are because they’re few and far inbetween the brats.

  6. June 13, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    Well said, Casie, and handled with class.  That was a cheap shot from Erica, hashtag eyeroll.  

  7. June 13, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    Well said, Casie, and handled with class.  That was a cheap shot from Erica, hashtag eyeroll.  

  8. June 13, 2011 / 10:47 pm

    Alright… chick fight!!  

    I was about to suggest that the two of you settle it by wrestling… preferably in jello of course… but then I looked up Erica and found out that she’s almost 50 and runs a website called… so, in order to avoid any potential injuries… I now think wrestlings is out of the question.

    I did however search for “traveling with kids”… and I came across a post entitled “Survival Guide to Traveling with Kids” by Carla Young.  The first two paragraphs of which are…

    “Traveling with kids.  Three words that strike fear into the hearts and minds of parents everywhere.

    Just the mere mention of it conjures up images of resentful passengers glaring, embarrassing public meltdowns and vein-popping stress headaches.  This is not an experience that can be managed by Zen master techniques or even the hostage negotiation tactics you garnered from watching Kevin Spacey in The Negotiator.”

    Surprisingly, though… there are no negative comments on the post from the editor of the site…

    btw… I have three grown kids and when we travel… they still fight.  I mean really… at what point do you grow out of giving nuggies… or farting in line and then running away leaving everyone else to take the heat (so to speak)?

    but then again… maybe the finger was a little over the top! 🙂

    • Lauren
      June 13, 2011 / 10:29 pm

      Ahhh screw those soggy old hags in their crusty sexless vageens. You’re a ray of sunshine.

      Thank you for bringing attention to some important issues here:

      1. Kids + Airports suck. If you can’t control your child, you need to do something about that or please leave it at home as opposed to kicking the back of my chair for 8 hours straight (I’ve had this happen. Seriously.) When I acted out in airports, my parents didn’t thrust a Nintendo DS in my hand – they spanked the hell out of me, and I’m glad they did.

      2. The majority of Mommy bloggers are bitches, straight up. Self righteous, preachy jerks who (in some cases) exploit the very children they so vehemently defend on these here interwebs and often have very, very poor web skills. I’ve dealt with them too… Some are cool, but a lot are just UGH.

      3. “Suitors” BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That’s a funny word. I like it.

  9. June 14, 2011 / 2:42 am

    proud of you, girl. you handled this very well.

  10. June 14, 2011 / 2:42 am

    proud of you, girl. you handled this very well.

  11. June 14, 2011 / 2:42 am

    proud of you, girl. you handled this very well.

  12. Anonymous
    June 14, 2011 / 5:26 am

    She’s creating a false argument that your situation applies to traveling with kids when it applies to traveling with bratty noisy kids.

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  13. Imogen
    June 14, 2011 / 10:36 am

    What makes me laugh is that you slam this girl for talking about your post behind your back (Uh, hello, you wrote a PUBLIC blog post.. kind of fair game), and yet you’ll happily write a mean-spirited and childish post about the family that annoyed you so much at the airport? Hypocrite, much?

  14. June 14, 2011 / 4:58 pm

    You say: 
    “There is a difference between being a kid and being a misbehaved bratty child. I posted how I feel about the situation I was in.”

    And yet the only person behaving badly there was you.  Wondering out loud where you’ve put the boarding passes or asking a fellow passenger if she knows what the weather’s like is not what most people would consider bratty behavior. Also? If not for your melange of tech, you could have easily moved. The situation you were in was one of your choosing.
    And trust me when I say that 11 comments on a Facebook status update is NOT a shitstorm in the online parent world.

    You are setting yourself up for some seriously bad travel-with-kids karma, should you ever choose to have children. Good luck with that.

  15. June 14, 2011 / 5:19 pm


  16. June 14, 2011 / 1:52 pm

    I don’t think parents feel they are “entitled” to subject their kids behaviour on anyone. But, as people without kids, are you entitled to a kid-free world? Not really. The kids and parents have to get somewhere too. I am pretty sure they didn’t wake up hoping to inspire this kind of reaction in someone. I can almost guarantee they woke up praying for a good day with the kids, to avoid disrupting other passengers.
    I think it’s pretty rare that parents aren’t trying their best to manage the kids behaviour. Give them a break.  Can you really say traveling has never made you irritable, antsy or just plain grumpy? If it does that to adults, what do you think it does to kids?
    You could have just moved away from them if they were so awful.

  17. June 14, 2011 / 6:05 pm

    This is one of the reasons I have not started my blog yet. I can just imagine dealing with this kind of uproar from my own posts. Why? Because I AM a mother who feels the same way you do! I have never had an incident such as this with either of my kids (they are 20 and 7) and I am damn proud of that! My kids know how to behave in public and how to respect those around them.

  18. June 15, 2011 / 2:05 pm

    I needed to stay near the gate. It was a small airport & we were delayed.

  19. June 15, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    I’m saddened that you were put in a position where you felt you had to defend yourself Casie. Snap judgements about people are why it’s so hard to get along with people 🙁

  20. Nugglemama
    June 16, 2011 / 7:07 am

    Hi there mom with many kids chiming in. I saw your post and took it for what it was, a post from someone who doesn’t have kids who is entitled to her own opinion. Did I agree with it, no. But you are allowed to have it. Was it rude, probably but if you can’t be an asshole on your own blog where can you be. And that’s the whole thing really if we don’t like what you have to say or write we have the option of clicking that little red x.

    There weren’t many of those manners & etiquette you say you hope to inspire in the first post though. Maybe moving as far away from the annoyance and having a shred of sympathy for the parents. Traveling with children isn’t easy but sometimes has to be done.

    My mother used to tell me, “wait until you have kids.” She was right. You just don’t get it until you are a mom.

  21. June 16, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    Thanks Nugglemama. First post was about me trying to be annoying too. I rarely ever post anything negative like that or swear on my blog! Hope you stick around & come back to see some of the great stuff I get up to 🙂

  22. June 17, 2011 / 12:20 am

    what made me cringe was the comments from those FB ppl on erica’s status…. that because you don’t like bratty kids, no man will ever love you and you’ll die alone. fuck off with that shit. omg, a woman has an opinion about kids, it’s not “they are the future.” EVERYBODY SHIT THEMSELVES.

  23. June 17, 2011 / 12:20 am

    what made me cringe was the comments from those FB ppl on erica’s status…. that because you don’t like bratty kids, no man will ever love you and you’ll die alone. fuck off with that shit. omg, a woman has an opinion about kids, it’s not “they are the future.” EVERYBODY SHIT THEMSELVES.

  24. June 17, 2011 / 1:27 am

    Last comment because Casie, you know my thoughts.  It is what it is.  I was like that before kids….during tot years I tried to keep them under control, drove in the middle of the night to avoid whining and irritations, and now I am like that again (even though teenagers are WORSE!)

    I found it interesting that a certain Deeva would post this yesterday and some of those people continue to talk to her and didn’t even say a WORD about her post.  The link doesn’t work but it was Samuel Jackson reading a bedtime story for children called “Go the F#@% to sleep”  BTW, I found this one quite funny too. 

    The Childrens Classic..”Go the F&^% to Sleep” narrated by Samuel Jackson…LMAO!!! I know Casie, it’s over and you’ve moved onward and upward, but I thought I’d let you know that you aren’t the only one with tweets or blog posts like this….it’s just that some can get away with it!

  25. August 6, 2011 / 11:57 pm

    OK- I’m a mom and I cannot stand other people’s bratty children. 

    There are just a crap ton of ‘holier than thou’ mothers trolling the internet that love to get their panties in a bunch and pick on others.

    Gotta love maturity!

    • August 7, 2011 / 12:00 am

      Didn’t realize I was 1 month too late…eh oh well.

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