“You are going to miss this.”
People love to say this when you are having a bad day but I don’t care what you say I am not going to miss dirty dishes, scrubbing poop from the floor, fighting, screaming tantrums, piles of laundry, cleaning, and most of all being sick and trying to deal with all of the above.
“Stop working and just enjoy your children”
Although I love the suggestion I have a feeling having only dirty laundry, dishes, bodies, and house will start to catch up to us and I would be turned into social services.
“You look great for having six kids.”
All I hear when people tell me this is yes I do have extra weight but after having six kids they would expect even more fat.
“Oh I understand, I have younger siblings.”
I admit I am guilty of this one. The older sister who babysits and thinks she has the right to empathize with mothers. I am sorry for my years of naivete!
“You do know what causes that don't you?”
Yes I am pregnant again and I am pretty sure I have the logistics figured out by now.
I pretty much hate hearing anything about the mommy wars. You can’t compare apples to oranges. They are both sweet and sour so just pick which fruit you like best and PLEASE don’t go to the orange stand trying to defend apples.
Which ones did I forget? Let me know in the comment section!
(Photo from Marshall Strategy)