People give compliments in many different ways. Some layer on gooey lovey dovey flatterings pretty thick, others give you what sounds more like an insult but it really is a compliment.
Brian paid me the sweetest compliment on Sunday. He called from Canada and said, “Jill, as much as you annoy me, you don’t annoy me half as much as the rest of the people in this world.”
Andrew loves to be gooey lovey with me. Everytime I help him or give him something he says, “Thank you mom. I love you.” When I actually do my hair, makeup and put decent clothes on, he also says, “Mom, you look beautiful today.” He is a very sweet boy.
Lizzy is more her dad’s cut. When I am not wearing the appropriate shoe choice, she replies, “Mom, let’s wear your pretty shoes today.” And she quickly runs and gets my only pair of high heeled shoes.
Sophie is more actions than words. She is a world class kisser and hugger. She loves to snuggle with you, sit on your lap, and cuddle. She loves to talk, and is now learning to say “Thank you” more often.
Ethan, well all of his actions are pretty self-centered still. Rarely will he cuddle, rarely will he give you the smile, the high five, or the wave when you want it. BUT, when he wants to give it, he will. He is my first little guy to really get excited when he sees either Brian or myself. When others are holding him, he lunges for me. I love it. And what better gift can a mother have than when she feeds her infant son a bottle at 4 am, that he sits there snuggling with me in the quiet of the night.
I love my compliments.