10 things you never say to a mom

Katherine - posted on 06/17/2011 ( 76 moms have responded )

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1. You look tired, no good can ever come from this.

2. Do you work? Uh yeah, all.the.damn.time paycheck or not.

3. You look like a mom, so annoying!

4. You have your hands full! Screw you!!!!!

5. That top is so flattering, what are you trying to say?

6. If that were my kid ___________. BACK OFF!!!!!!

7. My kids went through a nose picking phase, thanks for embarrassing me

8. Whens the baby due? IT"S NOT!!!!! I"M STILL FAT!!! YOU JERK!!!!

9. I wouldn't let my kid eat that. Oh good for you, now go away and no one get's hurt

10. I'm glad I'm not the only one who wears mom jeans. Nuf said




I love this. It's so true and so funny, had to share.

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Elizabeth - posted on 06/18/2011

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What about "It sounds like he's hungry, you better fix him a bottle." From strangers! Oh it's so nice that after hearing him fuss one time you know his cry better than his own mom does. Here I was rocking and shushing him because I thought he was tired. I should make him a bottle and forget nursing him when he's hungry.

My favorite: "You must be a proud grandma. WTF I'm the mom." Okay so I am 40 and my daughter who they think is the mom is 16 and is a very nurturing and motherly big sis, and yes many of my friends and former classmates are grandparents so I guess I could understand that, but then again, who has the dark circles under her eyes from lack of sleep, who has the comb and go hairstyle. One look at my daughters well rested face and styled hair and cloths should tell you that she can't be a mom to a little one. Oh and are you aware that you have given my family another thing to make fun of. This will be good for at least 6 months. (It's happened so often, my daughter is keeping score)

Katherine - posted on 06/17/2011

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I hate when people say how tiny my 2yo is. No kidding, she eats and eats, she's just tiny damn it.

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My daughter told me this one - when she was pregnant with her twins, EVERYONE asked "Did you have IVF?" She hated, hated, hated it! She said she was always so angry she couldn't think of a smart reply!

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I was about 6 months post partum and ran into a friend at a football game. She was above my head...screaming my name. I looked up and found her, she's standing about 6 rows up waving furiously at me...I smiled and waved back and she said to me...
"OMG! haven't we gotten FAT!"


If my husband walks in the door and the house is trashed...if he says to me, "gosh what have you done all day?" I start searching the room for blunt objects.

My mother offers my son a bottle of WATER...at 3 months..and I turned it down. I explain water intoxication to her...and she says to me, "you read too much."

My son was getting his first exam..at 10 days. The nurse poked him in the foot repeatedly...sticking her cold fingers on willie and the boys...he was fussing. As soon as she let go, I picked up the naked cold baby from the exam table and hugged him close to my chest. He stopped crying. She said to me..."Oh, tsk tsk...Bad Mama! You hold him too much."

Another thing I hate is women who think they are an ob/gyn because they gave birth in the past. If I come out of my bedroom bent over in half...unable to stand up...huffing and puffing the pain away...Please don't tell me there's no way I'm in labor because my BELLY hasn't dropped yet. I was at 10cm when she said that...and delivered minutes later.
If I hadn't been so busy hanging onto that doorknob..I would have reached up and slapped her right then.

Merry - posted on 06/17/2011

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What's up with that? And when I was pregnant I was so excited and proud to show off my belly, but I was so sad no one ever asked me when I was due! No one ever mentioned my belly at all until I was like 8 months along. I wanted the recognition and attention and everyone seemed too scared to say anything.......how does that happen to me, and the opposite to you! Not fair :)

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Kerri - posted on 03/22/2013

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So true, as a mother of twins and 3 older boys, I hear loads of comments like are they all yours? Yup the are, wow more power to yea on five kids, under the age 7, thanks I love them and we are doing fin. Lol

Merry - posted on 07/12/2011

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Ya just can't win, ur either too young or too old. There's Jo 'perfect' age to have kids I guess! Nosey people

Katherine - posted on 07/11/2011

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Gee, I didn't have my first until I was 30 and I get, "Isn't that a little OLD to be having kids?"

F*** YOU!!!!

Medic - posted on 07/11/2011

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OMG I freaking hate the age thing!!!!! I have a 4.5 year old and a 17 month old and I will be 26 in September. I get the so you were what 17 when you had your first? NO ASS MONKEYS I was 21 and had been married for almost 3 years when I had him. Not that is any of their damn business anyways but man that pisses me off. Or Do they have the same dad???? Yes but why the fuck is it any of your concern?

Merry - posted on 07/11/2011

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Nicki, on the flip side when I'm out with my mom people assume my baby is her baby! Lol I'm 22 and she's 53 but we both look young......annoying for sure

Liz I got that too, hes so big what are you feeding him? I'm like uh breastmilk......

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My son is 10mo, and by now I'm used to "How does he sleep?" (though it's a bit annoying).

But the question I'm so sick of is "What does he eat?"

FOOD.

Alison - posted on 07/11/2011

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My very helpful mother (and I mean that sincerely) kept asking me when my 2 yr old was sick and crying, "what does he need?"--"what can we do for him?" like I knew and was listening to him cry for the fun of it.

Nicki - posted on 07/10/2011

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I hate whenever I am out with my 2 month old daughter and my thirteen year old daughter and people assume or ask if the baby is mine or my daughters! I mean I know kids are having babies young ( as I had my first at 18), but geez! Besides all that I am only 32, I'm not grandma age yet! LOL

Elizabeth - posted on 06/21/2011

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I get the number 8 alot and i just say I LOOK GREAT (DIFFERNT WORD GOOD) FOR HAVING 4 KIDS.

Stifler's - posted on 06/20/2011

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I had a caesar with this baby and people are like "are you going to have another one straight away" der fred you're supposed to wait 2 years before even trying. so NO. and it will be more likely 5 years before i even think about another kid. 2 is ENOUGH to put up with all day long.

Shannintipton - posted on 06/20/2011

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After today, I know what they are going to be saying about me. "Don't let that lady watch your kids!" Yikes.

Jessica - posted on 06/20/2011

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"I don't want anymore kids."
"you'll change your mind."
oh really? and did anyone say you were gonna change your mind when you decided to have 4? didn't think so.

"oh she is so attached to you . You must be breastfeeding!" because obviously my kid couldnt possibly love me if I bottle feed.. thanks, but I actually didnt breastfeed.

my 2 faves.

Corinne - posted on 06/20/2011

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My most recent bug-bear is M.I.L asking if we're having any more. No, we (me n him indoors) discussed it before we started trying, and we decided 2 was enough. We have a boy and a girl so we're not 'missing out' we don't 'need to try again' >:( Then she asks about birth control ( I'm on the implant with oral pills to regulate my periods, so no chance of 'mistakes') not that I tell her that! I told her once (I was feeling baaad) that I make him take it out and wipe it on the curtains. :)

Janice - posted on 06/20/2011

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Luckily I haven't personally heard most of the ten list, but I do hate that since I have a daughter everyone assumes I am hoping this one is a boy. People are shocked when I say I don't care. I hope that none of my family would bother to ask about breastfeeding. It was past a year with Kady so why would it be different for the second kid?

Kimberly - posted on 06/20/2011

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oh my god i have had all of those said except one or two lol. i now stay indoors and really dont hang out with any one due to this reason lol.

Merry - posted on 06/20/2011

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Lol, bf not normal. Cus you know reading the ingredient list on a formula can requires a PhD!

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Holly, while I was in hospital for my induction the midwife actually looked at my hubby and asked if he was my boyfriend, no we're married (and are coming up to our 5 year anniversary) - at hearing this she then exclaimed 'oh well how old are you?' to my hubby - he is 27 (coming up to 28 in Oct) - he does look really young (late teens) though especially when he is clean shaven lol.

I have had sooooo many people say to me oh you have your hands full - during my pregnancy they would ask if baby was my first, no I have a son, then when they found out he would be 20 months when baby was born (he was actually 19 months because she was 3 weeks early) they give the hands full repsonse - my response to that it'll be hard work for a couple of years but parenting is never easy regardless of when you have your kids.

I have had enough of the you've got the perfect pair you don't need anymore - well one after my pregnancies it would be irresponsible to have any more, two that wouldn't change if I'd had two boys, we were just happy to have any children at all and three what the hell has it got to do with anyone else (other than me and my hubby)! grrrrrr

The fnal one that made me laugh rather than annoyed me was my BIL's response when he found out I intended trying bf again - well that's just not normal...er it's actually the most normal natural thing ever (he was serious as well).

Jenn - posted on 06/20/2011

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I always hated it if my infant cried when someone else held her and they would say "i guess she doesn't like me"...gah, and breastfeeding comments were constant. Extended breastfeeding seems to truly perplex some people!

Charlie - posted on 06/19/2011

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It irks me even more when after I have said I only want two they look at me all smug and say " we will see" they make me want to rip my tubes out and tie them in a bow haha ...

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Us too, Loureen...except we have girls obviously. We wanted two kids. We have two kids. So far they are healthy and happy. What more could we want?

Charlie - posted on 06/19/2011

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I hate that everyone thinks just because I have two boys that I would try for one more because I must want a girl right ? NOOOOOOOOO I don't want a girl , Ive always wanted two boys ...I wont be trying for a girl because I am happy with what I have as hard as that is for some people to understand.

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Oh yeah the breastfeeding comments are great...I breastfed my oldest for a year and here are a few comments I got from relatives when I had my youngest...these are people that know me well...

"Oh, you are going to try that this time around?"
"What kind of bottles are you using?"
"Oh, you are nursing this time? How long will you go? A few months?"
And my favorite when I asked for my daughter back so I could nurse her, "I guess that's my cue to leave."

Oh, and spoiled baby comments get under my skin. Babies cry. It doesn't mean they are spoiled. So have a good day. =)

Shannintipton - posted on 06/19/2011

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I love the one where people tell me "You need to watch The Nanny". What are you trying to say. I don't have control over my kids. I really do. I am just letting him do that because I don't like YOU.

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when I was pregnant with our last we would here stuff like I hope this is your last one. Here we are grown up adults married he is working with a great paying job where I can stay at home and raise kids and I here from the older community to stop having babies yes this was our 4th but this would set me off in tears the other thing that now I laugh at now my younger 2 are 10 months apart yes I said 10 months apart and they are mine where ever we go people come up and say oh look at the twins aren't they cute and they always think the youngest who was 3lbs 10 oz at birth was the older twin and the now 2 1/2 year is the younger twin . I see there and just smile cause I am done explain to strangers any more its to ugggggggggg!

Elizabeth - posted on 06/19/2011

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My son is teething and people who know I breastfeed are telling me "well your going to have to stop now that he's getting teeth in."

Katherine - posted on 06/19/2011

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Amanda, my daughter is 2 and I STILL have a pooch. People ask when I'm due all the time. It's so fucking embarrassing. I just want to smack them.

Amanda - posted on 06/19/2011

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where do i start..i hate being asked when am i due...yeah i am over wieght and i have pcos that helps keep it there and i had my daughter only 7 mths ago so its hard to get the weight off....i am only 24 and my husband is 26 people ask me if my husband is my 4 yr olds older brother because he looks 12 when he shaves his beard...i hate it when he shaves!! the most annoying lately is u are done now! not asking if i am done having kids but saying that because i have a son and a daughter that the only thing left for me to do is to stop having kids because i have the perfect family already and to have more is crazy but i keep telling every one we are having at least 1 or 2 more because both me and my husband wanted 3 or 4 kids then they say my gosh ur some brave...or how about when my son hit 1 yr old everybody started sayin that we needed to have more..i will have more when i am ready..then there are the questions like it ur baby a good baby...or u shouldn't let ur kids eat that...or ur going to spoil them etc,etc...

Gina - posted on 06/18/2011

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My daughter had reflex and colic, so she cried ALOT. I was asked by family'Why is she crying so much' and my favourite 'Do you know what you're doing?' Of course I frigging don't! I'm a new mum, how the hell am I meant to know! LOL

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My favorite "are they all yours?" No I kidnapped one borrowed the other and just bought the last one.

Merry - posted on 06/18/2011

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Lol Sara, and everyone assumes we were thrilled that we got a girl since we had a boy already, when in fact we were hoping for a boy!
Not that we were upset she was a girl, but we were hoping for two boys then two girls. So annoying everyone assumes everyone wants only two and always one of each. How boring is that!

Shannintipton - posted on 06/18/2011

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My MIL cried when we announced that we were getting married. You can imagine how she reacted when we announced we were pregnant. Then when we had a second one, my sister in law even cried. Great support system. I love his family. LOL

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The MOST annoying thing after my second daughter was born..."Awww, I was hoping it'd be a boy." "Are you disappointed that you didn't get a boy?" "When are you going to try for a boy?"

Yeah, just take my baby girl back because I'm so terribly disappointed in her...and why should YOU be disappointed that I have a girl...and why is it imperative that I have a boy?

Sigh.

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We were only chatting about this lastnight.Myself and my hubby to be lol.He remined me when our six year old came home and said"mom, you look more like my sister than my mom"We said "why do you think that" our daughter said"my friend asked is that your sister" lol.
We rolled around they place laughing.:-P
@CATHY S.looking forward to that warm fuzzy feeling inside, in the future lol.:-P

Katherine - posted on 06/18/2011

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:O People say that to you Elizabeth? I would give them a verbal lashing they'd never forget!

Bernie - posted on 06/18/2011

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I was engaged while pregnant and my fingers were swollen so I couldn't wear my ring, and cause I look young (I constantly get told I look 16/17 I'm 24) I'd get asked if my baby's father is still with me. I worked in retail so EVERY customer would ask me when I'm due, I was tempted to wear a samwhich board at one point!
My son has curly hair, I would dress him up in boys clothes (Hoodies with cars printed all over it) yet I would still get asked "is it a girl or a boy" that used to piss me off!

Katherine - posted on 06/18/2011

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The, "You've got your hands full" one pisses me off. Really lady? Thanks for confirming that you jackass.

Stifler's - posted on 06/17/2011

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I also get "When are you having the next one" and "you'll have 4 kids" when I say I'm not having any more kids.

Merry - posted on 06/17/2011

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Yeah people say we are so lucky to get a boy and a girl cuz now we are done.......um no! We wanted two boys then two girls, we are thrilled with our daughter but we still want two more!
Why do people think it's their business how many kids we have or don't have! Everyone has avdifferent idea of the perfect family size

Stifler's - posted on 06/17/2011

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Haha you look like a mom! AND LOL @ mom jeans. People are juz jellis that we can wear elastic waisted jeans and get away with it. My elastic waisted jeans actually look like real jeans if you wear a normal shirt that covers the elastic waist bit.

Shannintipton - posted on 06/17/2011

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My son is too skinny. Here are some sweets from Nana. Then in the same breath why did he get a cavity? We see her every week. So yea he got a sweet tooth from you. We still brush his teeth. But since I apparently don't feed him the cavity is not completely my fault. So shut up. sorry for the rant. i thought that is what we were doing.

Jodi - posted on 06/17/2011

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I still get, "oh, and will she be starting school next year"? Um, she's been in fucking school for 1 1/2 years now thank you!!! Yes, she is small for her age. Annoys the crap out of me - we get it ALL the time.

Amanda - posted on 06/17/2011

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When people look at my two they always ask if they are twins. They are 17 months aprat and my son towers over my daughter although she is a very good talker. Obviously they are not twins, my son looks like a proper little boy and my daughter still looks like a baby.
The other thing that annoys me is when people comment on how much my two look alike. They don't, he is the spitting image of my hubby and she looks like me. Yes there are similarities becuase they are siblings but they aren't that alike

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After my second was born every one kept telling me "Wow a pigeon pair perfect at least you don't need to have anymore" WTF seriously? Yep mmhmmm i only had the second so it was boy.....
Yesterday i had to go out to get antibiotics for my 3yr old. He was dressed in pants and a long sleeve shirt, it's winter and freezing, and the amount of looks i got because of how little he was wearing really pissed me off. Seriously why don't you just ask or say something other then just giving me a dirty look. Although if they had asked i doubt the reason would have come off sounding any better.

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LOL!!! I've had number 8 more times than i would like!! Esp coz although obviously I'm bigger all over than before kids, it's mainly my belly! The other one I HATE is '"He's 2?? OMG he's so SKINNY!!!" in relation to my son- always makes me feel like they're saying I dont feed him enough! Yes, he IS quite skinny BUT he's also very tall (not far behind my 5 yr old) and will probably be built like Tim Robbins when he's an adult.

Ez - posted on 06/17/2011

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'Oh she needs a brother or sister'... Gee thanks assclown. I would love to have another baby and give her a sibling, but being a single mother makes that a bit difficult. It's usually patients (I'm a medical secretary) who say this, but not always. Sometimes it's actually people who know my situation. Grrrr

Lacye - posted on 06/17/2011

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The one I hear the most: "Why don't you want anymore children?" "Don't you want your daughter to have a playmate?" "OMG! She looks like she's 18 months old!" "Are you sure you don't want anymore kids." "Yeah, I said I didn't want any more and look how many I have"

Ummmmm OK. I'm not you and I just don't want anymore!

Merry - posted on 06/17/2011

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When we got married matt was 19 and we married in Vegas and there were tons of time share people trying to get people to buy time shares, well you have to be 25 to buy one and matt got asked about 10 times throughout our stay there! Idk who they thought I was to him, but I looked like 14 according to people I asked. (I was 18) but matt is 6'4 300lbs and he had shoulder length hair and a go-tee . (is that how you say go-tee?)

Tania - posted on 06/17/2011

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LOL my husband is the opposite. He has been mistaken for my Dad and our sons grandfather.

In the ER once I was asked who donated my kidney. I said my Dad and the nurse looked at my husband and said that was so great of him.

He was also getting his hair cut one day and I walked in. The barber said to him after I waved...oh your daughter is here.

He's 36 but totally gray.

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