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I have grown so tired of hearing the phrase "You have your hands full" when I am out with my 4 kids. Anyone have any cleaver come backs?

I literally hear it several times each and every time I am out. I have toddler twins and a 3 month old baby. My older son is 12. It hits my last nerve when I hear those five words especially if I am already a bit stressed. I would like something cleaver to say. Nothing mean, maybe just to get my point across. I say things like " No, not really." or " Yeah, just a little bit." But can someone offer me something better PLEASE!!


Asked by AmyLynn5398 at 9:13 AM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (41)
  • You could look at them and with a totally straight face, say, oh, I know, that's why I left the other 6 at home...

    Or, "Well, my OB offers frequent flier miles, and we're shooting for an Hawaiian vacation..."

    Or "You're so right... Do you want to make an offer? The little one is freshest, but the older one is potty trained. I guess if you go for the twins, we could give you a two for one rate..."

    Or, "Well, they do say practice makes perfect, and I'd say we're pretty close..." (say this one with a smile)

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:37 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • I hear that and also "Are they all yours?!!" I have 6. I usually say something like "I sure am blessed, isn't it awesome!!". The "Are they all yours?!?" bothers me much more. Sometimes, I just indicate they are - but I've also said, "O NO, it looks like someone slipped a couple in on me - where did you kids come from??!"

    Answer by AAAMama at 9:21 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • "Are you offering to help?"

    "There's one I haven't heard in a while."

    If it's a man have your oldest say, "Are you my daddy?"

    "Yep. And I'm not done yet."

    "Jealous? Help yourself to a couple."

    "The old man warned me not to feed them after midnight..."

    Answer by misses_nick at 9:36 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • No, I have 5 and I hear the same thing! I just let it roll off my back.

    Answer by missanc at 9:14 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • "It's the stuff dreams are made of"

    Answer by Hazelnutkin at 9:19 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Lol, you might not want to use a cleaver as a comeback. That could get messy.

    How about "yes, my hands are full. Full of love." or just smile and keep going.   I mean really, your op says you're stressed so I'm guessing your hands really ARE full.  What's wrong with people acknowledging that?


    Answer by SuperChicken at 9:21 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  •  I hear it all the time & I doubt people are saying it with the intention to be mean or anything. I get this on a daily basis & after they say that they usually ask if I would like some help such as getting groceries to the car or a nice compliment afterwards saying I'm a lucky woman. I don't mind it but if they are saying it to be mean & have some snide comment which has never happened to me then yeah I would not like it.


    Answer by iluvmykidsxoxo at 9:25 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Why come back with a clever quote, when they are stating the obvious?

    Answer by older at 9:29 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • No you are blessed.

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 9:14 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Why even waste energy trying to think of a clever comeback? I think a simple smile would be sufficient. Then they can wonder what you are thinking!!

    Answer by NannyB. at 9:37 AM on Feb. 8, 2011