I'm late to the party...
After I had my second, and had a boy and a girl, I would get, "Now you have your girl AND your boy."
I would reply, "No, now I have my boy ROOM and my girl ROOM. We're just going to keep piling them in now."
The person would say, "Really?!?! How many do you want?"
Then I would just say we were trusting God with our family, but I really hoped 12. There's not much more for them to say at that point.
But, now that we have 4, and dh is home more and helps more out in public, even HE is getting the comments. It's a fairly new occurance to him, but I'm a little concerned he's going to hit somebody....he doesn't take rudeness well. There was a lady at a playplace who kept going on and on about how we had to keep trying until we got a perfect one. See, she showed her friend, how perfect this little baby was. Just so beautiful. Well, just had to keep going to get a perfect one.
Uhm, like my others are junk? He was so mad. I was impressed. He didn't say anything.
I read on here once in another thread like this a mama always said, "Better full than empty" to the full hands comment. I use that now, too, and it works really well.
I just feel bad for my kids, though. It's like they are constantly a freak show.