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Old 04-30-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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"You sure have your hands full"

I am so sick and tired of hearing this. Yes, I have a 4 yo, 2 1/2 yo, and 3 month old, but come on, can't people be a little more original? Does any one else get this comment. I have at least one person say this to me every time we go somewhere. You know it is bad when ds says it to me when we are in the store.
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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lol that your ds says it to you!! I babysit sometimes up to 5 kids under 4.. I usually say that they aren't all mine I agree it's an annoying comment no matter if they're your kids or not!!
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:51 PM   #3
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Every time I walk out my front door. I always just say better full than empty. It does get old but I just chalk it up to them needing to say something and not knowing what.
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Old 04-30-2008, 04:24 PM   #4
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Every time I walk out my front door. I always just say better full than empty. It does get old but I just chalk it up to them needing to say something and not knowing what.
ITA with the bolded part.

I get it from elderly ppl at the grocery store. They say it with a smile and I know they are thinking about when their own kids were little. I actually think it is cute. BUT, I don't hear it very often since I rarely grocery shop with all my kids.

And I think it is more in reference to having a baby in the mix. I didn't hear it until this 3rd lo was born. Or maybe it is hitting the magical number of 3...I dunno.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:01 PM   #5
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I don't mind so long as they smile. The people who look annoyed and weirded out bug me.
I get it often when I'm hiking/walking with a baby in a jogger and a border collie and aussie playing frisbee. I'm like This is nothin. I have a special needs 5yr old a cat and a husband too.

A gf with twins and a two year old is SOOO sick of that one along with "You have TWINS? AND a two year old? or are they triplets? (ya they're triplets, one's just huge) people are crazy.
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And I think it is more in reference to having a baby in the mix. I didn't hear it until this 3rd lo was born. Or maybe it is hitting the magical number of 3...I dunno.
must be three as the magic number. I hear it ALL the time when I am out with mine. Some guy said to me the other day, "do you have 5 kids?" I said, "no I have three, but it's more like 4 because my DS is such a busy guy he counts like 2 kids" and then I just laughed. He wasn't sure what to think. lol
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Are you surprised to hear that people tell me that with just 2 kids? Of course when my 2 year old is in the room, you would swear there were 10 little boys bouncing around. Maybe it has more to do with balancing a baby as I chase after him?

I am not bothered by people saying that. I think it is just their way of saying "hello, your kids look cute, healthy, active etc. " I have had some great conversation start by someone making that comment to me.

Once I answered a woman "that I wouldn't have it any other way" and she told me she had six children but she had outlived 3 of them. She said the baby period is so challenging but that it was her favorite period of her life. I didn't ask for details about her deceased children other than expressing my condolences. It did just make me appreciate the moment, and to stop being frustrated at the long line we were waiting in.

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Every time I walk out my front door. I always just say better full than empty. It does get old but I just chalk it up to them needing to say something and not knowing what.
I have always thought of saying that, but never have. I just got that comment on Monday at the dr's office from an older lady, then again yesterday. I just usually say "yeah, they keep me busy" with a smile on my face. (most days ) I guess when I have a 5 yr old, 3 yr old, 1 yr old and a bulging belly I'm asking for it!!
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Every time I walk out my front door. I always just say better full than empty. It does get old but I just chalk it up to them needing to say something and not knowing what.
I hear it all the time, I'm going to have to remember the better full than empy comment!
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I always just say better full than empty. It does get old but I just chalk it up to them needing to say something and not knowing what.
That is funny, I am going to start using that as my reponse! Yes I get that everytime I go out too with my 2year old and almost 1 year old.
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