18 Problems Only New Orleans Kids Have

There are some problems that are unique to NOLA moms. But did you ever think of the problems that NOLA kids grow up with?

#nolakidprobs Monday: Red beans and rice again

#nolakidprobs went to a festival this weekend

#nolakidprobs saints game is on

#nolakidprobs My neck hurts from all the beads

#nolakidprobs I just wanted to pet that funny caterpillar

#nolakidprobs Daddy threw away all my awesome Mardi Gras toys

#nolakidprobs Half an inch too short for the ride at City Park

#nolakidprobs My grandma has more tutus than me

#nolakidprobs I wanna go home! They just ordered another drink

#nolakidprobs My ladder is wobbly

#nolakidprobs Got blue snowball all over my favorite shirt

#nolakidprobs Wanna go swimming but the water is too hot

#nolakidprobs Missed a week of camp because of a hurricane

#nolakidprobs went to a parade at Disney World, they didn't throw anything!

#nolakidprobs My next birthday is on Ash Wednesday

#nolakidprobs Mommy said I have to peel my own crawfish

#nolakidprobs i'm four years old, i have to take a test to go to school?

#nolakidprobs want king cake! but it's november.

What #nolakidprobs do your kids have?

33 Responses to 18 Problems Only New Orleans Kids Have

  1. EricJude May 21, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    You have captured Facebook!

  2. jackie twodat May 21, 2015 at 9:24 am #


  3. Suki May 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    I got 18 problems, but bad food AIN’T one!

  4. Kristine May 21, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    Wanted beignets but I wore black again!

    Wanted Roman Candy but the cart was closed.

  5. Karen May 22, 2015 at 5:42 am #

    I want ice cream…but there’s NO BLUE BELL!

    • Ann b May 22, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

      That’s my complaint and I’m 56!

    • DenonHD8 May 25, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

      I have a friend that I was riding with just after the Rite-Aid invasion. We were riding on St.Charles, when he suddenly pulls into the one at Louisiana Ave & St. Charles. We go inside, and he asks to see the manager. When he finally appears, he proceeds to tell him “I don’t give a [email protected]!t about the Coke vs Pepsi thing, the fact that y’all got rid of the ice cream ensures that I’ll NEVER set foot in Rite-Aid again!”
      It was priceless, that company just didn’t have a clue, as to how they ruined the best local institution – and they still don’t.

  6. Karen May 22, 2015 at 5:42 am #

    These are great!! 🙂

  7. Dorene May 22, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    I am a NOLA kid. I need help with the “funny caterpillar “.

    • Courtney May 22, 2015 at 8:29 am #

      Me too! Glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t get that one.

    • Pam Kocke May 22, 2015 at 8:31 am #

      Buckmoth caterpillars, aka stinging caterpillars. 🙂 Don’t pet ’em!

    • Lisa May 22, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

      The Puss caterpillar is tiny, adorable, fuzzy and stings like a jelly fish.

      • Caroline May 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

        THANK YOU
        I have been calling them *ambush bugs*

    • FACE May 23, 2015 at 11:43 pm #

      Buckmoth caterpillars. They have sharp spines on their back which secrete a venom that burns like hell. I stepped on one when I put out the garbage while barefoot. Had to go to the ER and they said I had 64 stings on my foot. I couldn’t even wear socks for a week – went to work barefoot, but hey, it’s N’Awlinz. Took about three weeks to walk normally. Also, they fall out of trees and can land on you. Just be careful.

    • Finallyagrandma June 13, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

      Please if you see one, kill it! They are the worst. My middle child was stung by one and it was so painful. Please watch your kids around them, they are not to play with.

    • nolatune December 31, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

      the oak trees have fuzzy/furry caterpillars in their branches at a certain time if year. Often they fall on the kids playing under the trees. The caterpillars leave a skin rash wherever they come in contact with
      the skin. Just creepy!

  8. Stirling May 22, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    I got the caterpillar, but not the wobbly ladder

    • Coiryney May 22, 2015 at 10:48 am #

      An unsteady Mardi Gras ladder! 🙂

  9. Kristie May 22, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    I love this, however most if not all applies to southeastern and southwestern parts of Louisiana. Could you make one for lovebugs.

  10. V mayer May 22, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    Fell into a pothole
    And can’t get out!

    my pink wig
    Is itchy

    Mama’s drink
    Looks better than mine

    When is this parade gonna be over?

    • Caroline May 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

      is the pink wig a reference to MUSES?

    • Kathy May 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

      I fell in a pothole and broke my foot! But I wasn’t a kid and Abita beer tasting may have been involved.

  11. Kimberlynola May 22, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

    It’s Tuesday… Do I HAVE to go to another parade? I’m too tiiiirrrred….

  12. Caroline May 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm #

    Am I the only one who thought there would be a “Morgus” or “Popeye and Pals” reference in there somewhere…?

  13. Sharyn Hebert May 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    My meme has lots of Schwegmann bags but I don’t know where that is!

  14. Lisa May 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

    I have to wear the same costume I wore for Halloween?

    But why can’t we have king cake and crawfish all year?

    Hey Mom, the mosquitos really were chasing me!

    I didn’t know that some folks frown on “ditch food”.

    Whaddya mean there’s no such color as K&B ? (If you’re a NOLA kid, you know what color!)

    • Kristie Provins June 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

      Yeah, but these kids today don’t know. 🙁
      I miss K&B. I could walk to ours.

  15. Annie June 21, 2015 at 1:08 pm #

    Replace “Grandma” with “Uncle” and most of us can relate 😉


  16. Annie B July 23, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    Red bean monday ,Spaghetti Tuesday wednesday cabbage, thursday smother chicken friday seafood.

  17. Pamela H Long April 28, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    My fishnet stockings tore a hole and I gotta wear em for next week’s Kindergarten Marching Club party.

  18. Bryön December 28, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

    “I don’t want to walk ALL THE WAY BACK”
    My M.G. Bag is to heavy
    Dad, stop dancing like that
    Haha. Ah, but it’s all soooo worth it. Haga

  19. Shawn Lewis December 29, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    These were great. The children at my school failed a test because they answered with some of these responses. Administrator was not from New Orleans. One of the questions what do you do with a ladder? They said catch beads. Administrator was nice rescored based on our culture. Only in New Orleans.


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