I am clearly an easily annoyed person
Kids music drives me batty! Why do humans between certain ages NEED different music?!?! Dd does have some kids music but it is all on HER I-pod and WE do not have to listen to it together. Just like dh and I both have music that only we like that we listen to privately.
Sitting through sports games. Especially any that might involve cold, rain, snow, or other uncomfortable conditions. Luckily, dd inherited our complete lack of sports ability and/or interest. I am so not OK with sitting in drizzle watching 4 yos play "soccer".
I do not play. I have tried. It is misery for me. Dd is welcome to join in ANY activity I do. I have no problem with dinner taking 3 times as long because dd wants to help. I have painstakingly taught dd how to knit. She is welcome to help me sew, iron, hang laundry, can tomatoes, but I cannot play babies to save my life. Games and puzzles are the exception.
This is the biggie..... Modern kids STUFF. We live in a little TV-free, unschooling, bubble and dd has no idea that there is a "toy aisle", a Disneyworld, or shoes that light up. THANK GOD! I hate hate HATE the look, feel, and sound of almost everything marketed to kids these days. The idea of a huge pink kitchen sitting in my living room makes my teeth itch. Kids movies, character clothing, anything with batteries, etc just hurts my brain and I am not sure I could live in the same space with any of it. Kids are PEOPLE. If dd wants binoculars, she can use the family set. I see no reason at all to buy pink princess binoculars (that do not even work). Repeat for everything from shoes to cameras to music to...... Now, I understand that a 6 yo is not going to want to cozy up to watch Sopranos with me. But there are plenty of family movies that she enjoys that are not garish. Classics tend to be a big hit here. But yikes! I cannot imagine submerging myself into that culture. We live simply and I need a simple space to live it.