Girl, you've sure got your hands full!I hear some variation of these words a lot when we're in public. It's the one line I didn't have a good comeback for.
Uh oh! Double trouble!As the girls have grown older, and astound me every day with how much they understand, the "hands full" phrase has bothered me more and more. I hadn't found a positive way to spin it, so I usually just smiled awkwardly, and remain silent.
Comeback: No, double blessings!
I never want the girls to interpret those words to mean that they are a bother, inconvenience or a nuisance. They are gifts. And while, it's not always easy---I feel blessed beyond measure to have these two little gifts, and I want the girls to hear that and know that.
So, I hadn't come up with a good comeback, until now.
Conversation yesterday in Michael's:
Well intentioned cashier: Girl, you've sure got your hands full!I was grinning from ear to ear as I walked out the door!
Me: Yes, full of good things.