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12 Of the most subtly infuriating things your kid will ever do to you

Bethany Ramos is an editor, blogger, and chick lit author. Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.

Every parent freaks out when her kid does these 12 things

The saying is true: Having kids may be one of the best things you have ever done in your life. But there is another wise saying that rings true about parenthood: No one can drive you crazy like your kids.

I've been parenting two toddler boys for a little over three years, and I am fully aware that I am slowly going crazy. On the one hand, I know that these are the best years of my life and I'm trying to enjoy every moment. On the other hand, I'm fairly sure my kids know what they are doing when they push my buttons.

Some may call it coincidence, but there are 12 specific times when your child will make your blood boil.

1. Ask the same question 21 times in a row without stopping

Every parent freaks out when her kid does these 12 things

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Any parent can tell you — you wait years for your new baby to talk, and when he finally does, he'll never shut up again.

2. Look you straight in the eye as they throw food on the floor

Every parent freaks out when her kid does these 12 things

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My kids are so, so good at this one. Every meal I have cooked from scratch has ended up on the floor as my toddler stares me down from his high chair.

3. Insist on eating only carrots for a week and then suddenly change their mind

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Now what am I going to do with 3 pounds of carrots? Carrot cake, anyone?

4. Get sick on your birthday

Every parent freaks out when her kid does these 12 things

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The one day that is all about me, ruined by a bug passed around at day care.

5. Get you sick on your birthday

Every parent freaks out when her kid does these 12 things

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Laid up in bed with tissues stuffed in my nose is not how I pictured I would spend most birthdays in my 30s. Thanks a lot, kids.

6. Rub their snotty face on your shirt as they give you a hug

Every parent freaks out when her kid does these 12 things

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How can you be mad when your kids are giving you a hug? It seems even more suspicious when they want to hug you when there isn't any Kleenex around.

7. "Lose" your favorite necklace

Every parent freaks out when her kid does these 12 things

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My kids have a penchant for dropping things off the porch. Pretty sure every item I've ever loved is under there right now.

8. Only scream when you are on the phone

Every parent freaks out when her kid does these 12 things

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Here's the scene: Playing quietly with LEGOs all afternoon until the dentist calls to confirm my appointment. In those 30 seconds, I can't hear myself think.

9. Conveniently forget to tell you about homework, cupcakes or another assignment due that day

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Safe to say that there has been no kid in the history of ever who has remembered to tell his parent about a deadline on time. Yes, you'll probably be that mom checking out the day-old baked goods rack at Walmart at 2 a.m. at least once in your life.

10. Accidentally deprogram all of your prime-time shows on the DVR

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If you make me miss American Idol one more time, there will be hell to pay.

11. Poop in the bath and splash water on you

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This is one of the most hated things my children have ever done to me. The worst part is, it has happened more than once. The very worst part is, they think it's hilarious.

12. Slip through your arms like a greased pig after you put lotion on them at bath time

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Getting both of my sons to bed after oiling them up at bath time has become a superhuman feat. I never imagined that every evening of my parenting life would be spent trying to catch my slippery kids and throw them into bed.

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