Jump to content

Best come backs


  • Please log in to reply
72 replies to this topic

#51 chicks4612

Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:52 PM

These are all so funny.

One question we get asked is "Haven't you figured out how this is happening?"

And I answer, "No, would you care to explain it to me?"

That usually shuts them up.

One totally off the topic - once I was giving my baby a bottle in a crowded area.  An older woman approached me, smiled at the baby, and then said in a conspiratorial whisper "You know dear, you really should be breastfeeding your baby."  I was dumbstruck for a moment and then said, deadpan, "I don't have any breasts."  She scuttled away like a cockroach trying to aviod a boot!

#52 me_n_my_kidz

Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:20 PM

Hi all! It's amazing how original people are with their 'look at all your children' comments. I currently have 3 and am pregnant with number 4 and I tend to chop and change my answers alot but the ones that I use most

"Gee you must have a big house" - no, I just have alot of cupboard space

'don't you watch tv' - yes, but my husband is a fabulous lover (this one gets either gets a biglaugh or a big blush)

I have a girlfriend with only one and her husband said to me "why would you want more?" I said "well someone has to pick up your slack"

"Don't you know what causes it" - yes, holding hands - but we really like each other

One mum said to me "Well we all know what you've been doing" I said "Must be something you haven't been doing"

and to 'wow, they all look alike' I generally say in a loud whisper "that's because they're all related"

I also get "Are you trying to start your own football team" and I say "No, I'm just hoping to land a sitcom" or "No, I just can't let that darn Brady bunch beat me"

I love giving back smart alec comments to people who can't help but comment, good work ladies keep them on their toes!!!


#53 wiccawife

Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:51 AM

We are expecting #7 and get alot of rude comments.

I like we're not trying to overpopulate the earth, just outnumber the morons.

Of course we know what causes it, dont you?

Are you going to have anymore?
Sure we're trying for one we like or sure a Hiace seats 14

I must say I often say things to other mums that could be taken the wrong way, but only because I love large families and it's sometimes hard to tell between a family day care mum and a large family.
There was alady when I was getting my u/s the other day who was about 20wks pregnant and she had 2 little girls in pink dresses with her. I said "Are you hoping for blue this time?" and she said "No we have 5 boys at home." I wish I'd had time to stay and get to know her more.
I hope she didn't thinkI was rude but I did explain this was my 7th.

#54 kadoodle

Posted 10 November 2010 - 12:18 PM

QUOTE
we're not trying to overpopulate the earth, just outnumber the morons

love it!

Someone's got to breed the good looking ones

#55 Mummy2six

Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:19 PM

I love reading all these funny comebacks. With 6 children, 3 of each, we have been subjected many times to peoples cruel and often thoughtless comments. If we go out to dinner we are always asked if its a birthday or special occasion and frequently get balloons plopped onto the centre of our table! Shopping with 3 trolleys is a procession line of fun at the supermarket too and open slander for comments. When asked how I possibly afford to feed them all I usually say that I take turns to feed some one night and the others the next. It usually leaves them gaping for air enough to turn and walk away hahahahaha

#56 ~moo~

Posted 10 December 2010 - 04:26 PM

when we annouced we were having number 4 we were asked why 4 my DH response was "3 is just too easy"

#57 lozaloxx_2

Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:00 AM

I seem to be using
"we promise we will stop when we build an ugly one" - kinda stops the questions pretty quick  rolleyes.gif

Also - as we have 2 boys and 2 girls at the moment and people seem perplexed 'why would you ruin that, you hit the jackpot' Ive decided to respond.

"Now the teams are even we need a referee" Tounge1.gif

This is fun biggrin.gif

#58 Bigfatbum

Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE (lozaloxx_2 @ 10/01/2011, 10:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I seem to be using
"we promise we will stop when we build an ugly one" - kinda stops the questions pretty quick  rolleyes.gif


this one is perfection!!!!


#59 2+6=Crazy House

Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:21 PM

This was before we had our son

You have 5 girls. OMG are you in for a rude shock.
I know you were pretty rude.

5 girls don't you have a tv.
Yes the 2nd biggest plasma thats why I pregnant again we need to upgrade it with the baby bonus.

Got this comment when preg with #4
3 kids whats wrong with you
I am trying out all the different drugs they give you during labour to see what works best

THEM: Are these all yours.
ME: What? where?
THEM: These girls?
Me: damn those bloody kids keep following me.

When I'm food shopping I love stirring up people. When someone is around looking at us I say to 1 of the girls, Can you go find that girl that is on special in isle 4 and tell her I will take her home too.

Or if we get stopped and someone says all girls
I say: Yeah their on special in isle 5.

You know you are over populating the country.
Yeah but at least I am doing it legally.


QUOTE (kadoodle @ 10/11/2010, 10:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
love it!

Someone's got to breed the good looking ones

I need to use that 1

#60 Mummy_06

Posted 28 April 2011 - 09:26 AM

haha..

I have 6 kids (4 boys 2 girls) and preg with no 7...

We always get the haven't you got enough, and the don't you have a tv - Too which I reply yes we do but obviously we are watching the wrong sort of shows..

#61 stroppygirl

Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:56 PM

Lol at all these! I think this would have to be WAY up there with my favorite threads.
The only comeback I have that I never trip in my words with is "wow that's original..." that's always a classic to shut them up (most of the time)
For the comment "have u figured out what causes it yet?" you could say "Why? Did you want to explain it?"


#62 IBakeBoys

Posted 14 August 2011 - 05:30 PM

I've pulled out a few of these comebacks recently (since boy #4 arrived) but was stumped when a hospital worker stopped me out of the elevator and when he saw I had 4 kids asked if they were worth the $20k baby bonus he paid me to have them... I was floored and just walked away in shock.... How rude and mean.

#63 Nebilyn

Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:19 AM

My fave is from Comedienne Fiona O'Loughlin

She has 5 children .....

When asked or comments are made she replies "I keep having them until I have one I like" .... too funny

#64 michie0moo

Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE (IBakeBoys @ 14/08/2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've pulled out a few of these comebacks recently (since boy #4 arrived) but was stumped when a hospital worker stopped me out of the elevator and when he saw I had 4 kids asked if they were worth the $20k baby bonus he paid me to have them... I was floored and just walked away in shock.... How rude and mean.


sorry, just sneaking in here. LOL at some of the comebacks. I don't have a LF but am from one.

For this. Public hospital? Your taxes pay him!

#65 reng

Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (IBakeBoys @ 14/08/2011, 06:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've pulled out a few of these comebacks recently (since boy #4 arrived) but was stumped when a hospital worker stopped me out of the elevator and when he saw I had 4 kids asked if they were worth the $20k baby bonus he paid me to have them... I was floored and just walked away in shock.... How rude and mean.


Should have told him that you earn to much to qualify for the baby bonus original.gif

#66 reng

Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:29 PM

One I've been using lately is "don't you know that 4 kids is a status symbol?"

Or "I want to be like Vic Beckham" (who like me has 3 boys and a girl - although my girl is yet to arrive)

The ones I hate the most are the continual commentary on gender.  Since our girl hasn't quite arrived yet, I usually go with 'I don't care what I'm getting, healthy is what matters'.  But if it becomes known that it's a girl, or if they persist I say "actually a boy would be more convenient".

#67 reng

Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:28 PM

Just today a friend of mine who has just had her third was told this by a supermarket checkout lady:  "you must have your hands full, perhaps you should get your tubes tied if you can't control yourself!"

Quite rightly, she complained to the supervisor!

#68 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:08 AM

Omg I spat out my drink with a couple of these comebacks - hilarious!

(Sorry, lurking here,  I'm from a large family but don't have one)

#69 TwiceThe Woman

Posted 15 May 2012 - 12:57 AM

I don't have an LF but came from one.

Bystander: You couldn't possibly have time for them all.
Mum: Why? Do you have trouble organising your time?

Waiting for train on platform
By stander: How many children do you have?
M or D would reply with "12, because they're cheaper by the dozen!" - would often leave the bystander having a happy chuckle.



#70 Nardi

Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:44 PM

I've had months of 'Oh my you're having number 4......'.

Best way for us to keep them quiet is
'we didn't read the fine print on the SIVF contract. Buy 3 get 1 free.'
Only to hear that the sister of their cousins 2nd husband had THAT happen to them.
'What they had sex and fell pregnant' Shock horror. LOL.

Oh so many more years of uninvited comments, yay!

#71 7girly-girls

Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE (TwiceThe Woman @ 15/05/2012, 12:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't have an LF but came from one.

Bystander: You couldn't possibly have time for them all.
Mum: Why? Do you have trouble organising your time?

*like*
I haven't had that exact comment but similar

#72 Leggy

Posted 29 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

Quote

"Are you trying to start your own football team"

I have cousins who would reply, "Hell no, we want a cricket side."

Lurking 'cause I *wish* I had a large family. If it ever comes true I'll remember all these great comebacks, ladies.

#73 Duechristmasday

Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

I just tell people I have heard it all before and its not funny any more.....

I actually think its more funny that people can be so rude thank any of my comebacks.

My best one though is that 'none of my kids like me so I had to keep going until one eventually did....."

Oh and I had one OLD lady tell me that I was crazy having so many of my kids, and asked me what was wrong with me?  WTF I turned around and told her that my husband was so HOT and good in bed and I couldnt get enough of him.  You should have seen her face !  Hilarious.  The lady next to her was laughing so hard she almost pee'd herself and winked at me as if to say 'good on you for giving it back to the od duck :) "




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Video: 10-week-old baby sounds like she says 'I love you'

It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.

I only enjoyed pregnancy after booking my caesarean

To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.

When your bundle doesn't bring immediate joy

One mum says joy is very a personal feeling and expecting all new mums to feel it in the months after their baby born may do more harm than good.

Lessons learned from my toddler

Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.

Family welcomes first baby girl in more than 100 years

The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.

When a community of kindness steps in

In future when someone I care for, or even someone I barely know, is experiencing a difficult time, I will not overthink it. I'll follow my heart.

Mum in Business: Jac Bowie

Jac Bowie is the founder of Business in Heels, one of the fastest growing women’s networking events in Australia. She shares her story, including how she juggles work with a young family, and ways to work smarter.

What not to say to a mum of twins

Being a mum of identical twin boys stirs up great interest and fascination. It also opens itself up to nosy, invasive questions, as well as huge assumptions.

The mums suing over unplanned babies

A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.

Video: Dad sings 'Hallelujah' to his daughter every year

It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.

Constipation in babies when starting solids

While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.

Parents reunited with baby snatched from hospital

A mother whose newborn baby was snatched from hospital has spoken of her joy and relief at getting her daughter back.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?

Life on the other side of the fence: Why I'm child-free and quite content

Acknowledging that motherhood isn't a bed of roses – to begrudge lack of time, sleep, money and spontaneity – is sacrilegious and a no-no, especially by mother superior-types.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind", as one writer has claimed?

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.