Y’all won’t believe how many times a day I hear this. HOLY MACK. So, when this first started to happen, I literally would just half smile and chuckle. I don’t know why this drives me SO bonkers. Literally every time I’d be at Target or Costco someone would say this to me. I mean, I get it– taking three kids on errands is a task, and in all honesty, I do have my hands full. Duh. I’m probably stressing the eff out, my kids won’t stop whining that they’re not getting anything and or they’re bored… If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it (or at least that’s how I was raised..)
So when someone tells you anything along the lines of “you’ve got your hands full” you’ve got a couple of options…
- Smile and nervously chuckle
- Say thanks
- Acknowledge and ignore
- Simply reply “hands & heart” and go on your merry way.