Do your children annoy you? I'm beginning to worry. This is the second week I've had my student for 3+ days in a row. Including nights. I like my student-she's sweet and polite and we get along. But after spending more than 12 hours with her, suddenly her sweetness seems more like spoiled-ness, her politeness goes down the drain (she WROTE on my patio table yesterday!!), and she annoys the crap out of me. Dh and I are talking about having a kid, and I'm worried. Do you find your kids annoying? I find her smacking and chomping while eating the height of irritating. I find her jokes soooo un-funny. I want to kill myself when it gets to be 7pm and all I want to do is read or watch tv and she is still there. But kids are there all the time and I'm sure they make the same jokes and eat food in weird ways and beg for attention all the time. Is there a parent/child bond that helps combat the irritating-ness? Like right now she is trying to explain spray cheeze to me.... I'm sure your kids do that to you as parents, too. I want to just ignore her. I can't do that with my own kid. ACK. I might add that I see a lot of her quirks mirroring her parents, so I'm thinking that our child would NOT be like her, as we are exactly 180 degrees from her parents in terms of culture, lifestyle, etc. So do just raise your child to be like you and then they aren't irritating?