Thursday, February 07, 2008

A Humble Request

This goes out to those of you who love to say, "Your hands are full!" May I just suggest spicing it up a bit with a few alternatives? Maybe, when you're tempted to spit out your old standby, you should just bite your tongue and try one of these on for size:

"You are the luckiest woman in the world!"

"How did one person get so many blessings?"

"You are awesome!"

"You are Superwoman!"

"Can I have your autograph?"

That way, when this mom woke up to DiarrheaGate 2008 Part 2 this morning, she could have had all of those lovely thoughts buzzing through her head rather than, "Oh my gosh, my hands are really full, oh wow, they're full..."

Seriously. A little encouragement goes a LONG way...

8 comments:

Annette said...

You are an amazing mom - seriously!

petie said...

This cold and flu season and, for that matter, this winter can bite me! My 2-year old was well for 2 days between his month long stretches of cold/flu. . .so I get you. . .and I loved your previous post about the flu.

As for the comments. . .I think it's sheer awe and jealousy that you are the mother to four beautiful kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, and manage to have a fulfilled career/life on top of that! I suppose some of the rest of us, with only half the kids and eating potato chips from the bottom of the bag AS WE SPEAK, like to make little jabs to make us feel better about ourselves. Take it as a compliment.

The McKay's said...

You are my idol! :)

Kristen said...

How about, "Aww, can I have one...they are so cute!"

Shawn said...

My poor baby... I really wish that I could be there to help you!

I REALLY DO!

Elly said...

I think when people say, "You're hands are full!" what they're really saying but feel too awkward to actually say it is, "Wow, you're hands are full but you have an amazing ability to take it all in stride. Look at your patience and calm demeanor and sense of humor. You have a big job to do but you pull it off with the self-assurance of a queen. I admire you." You have to listen behind the trite lines...

mckenzi said...

Thank you for knowing what you want and asking for it. It helps.

lisa v. clark said...

One of my neighbors came over after #5 was born and said --with PITY oozing out of her eyes--"SO, how's it having FIVE kids. . ." (like "poor you--and better YOU than ME!") and I said--"It's the BEST THING EVER!" Yeah me! YEAH YOU! You're the real revolutionary of our age!