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    just a quickie,

    Is it just me or does it get to anyone else? Everytime i go out the house with 3 little ones at least one person has to say 'ooh you've got your hands full'

    Yes i have but their not all mine!!!!!!


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    I have a triple buggy with 1 x 18 m, 1 x 17m and 1 x 5m - I get - 'are they triplets?'
    I going to make a sign - 'Yes - a triple buggy - No they're not Triplets - No they're not all mine - Yes - I have my hands full - no, I dont know how I cope either'
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    *****proofed the house but they're still getting in!!

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    I just tell them that it's a tough life being superwoman

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    When mine were little I would just say, "That's exactly how I like it!"

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    I just tend to say "the more the merrier!"

    It doesn't bother me when people say it. Perhaps I'm used to it after years of minding & having 5 children of my own anyway

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    I keep getting comments from a Dad in the playground. I don't have that many. I have either a 15 or 17mth old, a two year old, 2 x five year olds, 7yr old and 8yr old.

    He said yesterday that either I must be well paid or mad! I said the later. Three if them are my own children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manjay View Post
    I just tell them that it's a tough life being superwoman
    Like it! I've just had this comment made to me twice on the school run will quote this is future (lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by manjay View Post
    I just tell them that it's a tough life being superwoman
    I like that one

    I took my new monster buggy (tripple - 2 at back and 1 in front) round to school this morning, the looks and the comments well you would think I had 3 heads, not 3 toddlers

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    Yes I get that all the time. Once i had someone say to me "I hope you get paid for that!" when I was pushing all the kids on the swings at the park

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    yep I get it too!

    just tell them yes I agree I am amazing!!!

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    people say "you've got your hands full" or "your very calm " i just nod and smile
    shelley xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    This drives me mad too - and people who ask why my 4 yr old son is not at school yet. I do not feel the urge to explain that he does afternoons only at the moment - and am unsure why people feel the need to make such innane comments
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    Yes all the time!

    I also get "dont they look like you" errr no seeing as:

    1, They are not mine
    2, They all have blonde hair and blue eyes and I am a redhead with brown eyes!

    I love the looks on there faces when I say that they aren't mine but that I am their childminder

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Chelle~ View Post
    Yes all the time!

    I also get "dont they look like you" errr no seeing as:

    1, They are not mine
    2, They all have blonde hair and blue eyes and I am a redhead with brown eyes!

    I love the looks on there faces when I say that they aren't mine but that I am their childminder
    Yes i think im going to start wearing my childminder branded clothes everywhere i go as im sure most people local to me think im a 25yr old mum of 6!!!!!

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    It doesn't bother me when people say things like that. TBH I think most people are trying to be friendly and just have a chat.

    I usually just reply ' Well it keeps me busy ' or ' I don't get bored ! '

    What I love is when the children have different skin colours especially if my DH is with me. You can almost hear peoples brains trying to work it all out

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    Quote Originally Posted by RainbowMum View Post
    I have a triple buggy with 1 x 18 m, 1 x 17m and 1 x 5m - I get - 'are they triplets?'
    I going to make a sign - 'Yes - a triple buggy - No they're not Triplets - No they're not all mine - Yes - I have my hands full - no, I dont know how I cope either'
    That should be the national child minding moto!

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    On friday on the way home ..........i had 2 in the double and 2 little walkers then my own !!

    I got " you have a right tribe now " .....i just smiled

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    I get 'youve got your hands full' often, 'youre very calm' occasionally, I have been asked if I havent got a tv a couple of times and I have had 2 comments I couldnt post on here because the people were so rude!

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    I also get comments when I have a lot of children with me and if I'm feeling naughty say "Yes and they've all got different fathers"
    Cherry x

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherry View Post
    I also get comments when I have a lot of children with me and if I'm feeling naughty say "Yes and they've all got different fathers"
    I am going to have to remember that!

 

 
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