7 Dumb Things People Say To A Mom Of Three

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Lauren Jimeson, a writer for Babble and mom of 3, says that there are 7 things she is sick of hearing. Seven phrases she hears all the time from people who just can't fight the urge to open their mouths. She's come up with some witty comebacks we all wish we could say back too.

Here are a few of the things she's sick of hearing that I bet you've heard too (and her epic comebacks):

3. “Now that you have three, what’s one more?”
Ha! Now that’s funny.

Do people really say that? What are they thinking?

4. “Wow! You’ve been busy.”
How am I even supposed to respond to this?

Nobody's business but yours.

5. “So, how is it?”
How is what? Being a mom? Three kids? It’s all tough, very tough. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

I'm not really sure what that question means either. I think it means “I couldn't think of anything else to say, but felt like I had to speak.”

6. “Good thing you finally got your boy!”
Yes, finally! Because I wasn’t going to stop until I got him. (Total sarcasm here.)

This sort of logic drives me crazy! Lots of people said similar things when we found out our second child would be a girl. That isn't why we decided to have another baby.

7. “You look tired.”
Thank you. That’s exactly what I want to hear after a night with a toddler that refused to go to sleep at bedtime and a baby that was up every three hours. I am tired, but no need to point out that the bags under my eyes are that noticeable.

Lucky for the speaker, she wasn't too tired to be polite and keep mum when we all know what she wanted to say.

Want to hear the top 2 things people say to a mom of three or more? Find out at Babble. Then tell us the dumbest thing anyone has said to you in the comments.

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4 Responses to “7 Dumb Things People Say To A Mom Of Three”

  1. Some folks just need to mind their own business! Why do they care how many kids I have? I have three and I often get rude/ nosy comments! I once had someone ask me about my sex life!! Seriously?

  2. “Wow, you’ve been busy.” Common rude comment about my 3 kids..

  3. When people tell me how “busy” I am I always say, “I know, I wish someone would tell me why this keeps happening”. They always laugh, or get super uncomfortable, either way, win.

  4. I don’t remember hearing comments that I didn’t say myself. I had 3 boys. When the 3rd one was born, the oldest was 4, so yes, I was busy. Proud of them.