“Wow, looks like you’ve got your hands full!”
If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that one, I could buy a house in Beverly Hills. I guess people just can’t stop themselves, because we can’t leave the house without getting at least one comment. Some people ask and it feels harmless, other people ask and it feels like an attack. But without hesitation, every single time… I smile and say, “If you think my hands are full, you should see my heart.”
My husband and I are absolutely blessed to have three beautiful children under the age of three (for a few more weeks, until B’s birthday)! While some people and some parents may think we are crazy, we love our life. Of course, we get overwhelmed and stressed out. But isn’t that part of parenting? It doesn’t matter if you have one kid or seven kids.
The next time you see a family with several small children, don’t comment on the quantity, comment on the quality.
Instead of saying “Wow, it looks like you’ve got your hands full…”
Say “Wow, you are blessed!!”