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AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Thu 12-May-16 12:06:01

What's the best compliment you've ever received?

My personal favourite ever has been "You've got a nice nose. Like Boris Becker".

FelicityGubbins Thu 12-May-16 12:09:51

Best back handed compliment was from one of my dc, who told me I was lovely and squashy to cuddle into hmm

KERALA1 Thu 12-May-16 12:11:48

That I looked like slinky malinky the black cat from the books (from Dd aged 5 I was going out in a tight black dress)

grannytomine Thu 12-May-16 12:12:03

My grandson was asking about dying, his granddad had just died, not my husband but the other side of the family. He asked me if I was going to die, hard question and didn't want to lie so I said, "Yes I will but hopefully not for along time, I want to see you all grown up with babies of your own and then I will be a great granny." He smiled at me and said, "But you are a great granny."

Best thing anyone ever said to me, from the heart and shows I am doing OK even if I don't always think I am.

MinnowAndTheBear Thu 12-May-16 12:12:11

A genuine one from my grandad when DS1 was tiny. I popped in to visit him and as I walked through the door he said proudly, "Here she is, the perfect little mother". It was meant in such a loving and kind way. He was known for his tactlessness and inappropriate comments so it made it all the better!

grannytomine Thu 12-May-16 12:14:39

Minnow that's lovely, grandparent/grandchild moments are special. Not in competition with parents, its a very different relationship but when it works it is great.

witchofzog Thu 12-May-16 12:14:46

I used to volunteer at a mental health centre. The guy in reception was a lovely man in his sixties who was a real pleasure to talk to. He said to me on my last day that he was never blessed with children but if he had had a daughter he would like her to be just like me. That still makes me smile now years later ☺

cronetto Thu 12-May-16 12:14:48

DS reception school report mentioned that he 'understands fascination' which I thought it was a lovely thing to say about a child.

MotherKat Thu 12-May-16 12:15:14

(Nb I have 12 week old twins so I'm a bit emotional)
DH this morning, "I chose you, I still choose you, I'd marry again you today".
I had a red blotchy face from crying, big saggy tummy from diastalsis and a c-section and baby sick in my hair.

cogitosum Thu 12-May-16 12:15:51

That if I went to prison I'd become top dog!

cronetto Thu 12-May-16 12:17:33

Also, my FIL (who does little right in my eyes) once heralded my arrival into the room at 9 and a half months pregnant with 'ah! the ship in full sail!'. I loved that!

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Thu 12-May-16 12:20:34

<puzzled expression on his face>

"You're the first thing I think of in the morning, and the last thing I think of at night. How did you do that?"

fassone Thu 12-May-16 12:21:39

"You're the kindest person I know."

Elledouble Thu 12-May-16 12:23:59

"If I had legs like that, I'd wear mini skirts all the time too" blush

notagiraffe Thu 12-May-16 12:24:55

My favourite ever was a woman who came up to me in a shopping centre and said she'd seen me around a lot with my twins and they always looked really clean and well cared for, which couldn't be easy with twins. Thirteen years later, I still remember. I was off my head with sleep deprivation and PND, and DS2 had so many severe illnesses he was skeletal and threw up all the time. That a stranger had noticed it over a period of time how hard I was trying meant the world to me.

Liiinooo Thu 12-May-16 12:25:45

When I was in my mid to late 30s I worked in an office with a group who were all 15-20 years younger than me. Obviously they thought I was Methuselah. One day I was telling the story of the night I met my husband - his brother was at the same event and he also asked me out that night. I declined his brother and accepted my husbands date request ( I didn't know they were related at the time) and the next time I met his brother was on our wedding day.

One young man listened to this story and gasped in genuine amazement 'Blimey, they both asked you out - you must have been GORGEOUS when you were young'. We all cracked up and he really didn't understand why.

Oysterbabe Thu 12-May-16 12:28:22

There's a route I run sometimes and there's some graffiti on a bench that says "You Look Nice Today"
Always cheers me up.

AlpacaPicnic Thu 12-May-16 12:31:39

That I had an amazing smile!
It was out of the blue and genuinely meant from a total stranger... I'd moved out of his way, he'd said thank you, I smiled back and he went 'ooh...'
It wasn't meant creepily or anything which was lovely. And I'm fat and not complimented very often which made it extra lovely.

Ludoole Thu 12-May-16 12:32:09

Early one morning while in bed with my dp he said " You look better without your glasses on".
I replied with " You look better without my glasses on" grin

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Thu 12-May-16 12:32:57

An older man who'd had a few in a convenience store said to me:

"Know how old I am? I meet a beautiful girl and I'm wondering if your grandmother is single."

RosieposiePuddingandPi Thu 12-May-16 12:33:47

A colleague once told me that I had eyes like a Disney princess (i.e. big with long eyelashes). I've always hated my eyes so that one's stuck with me grin

CoodleMoodle Thu 12-May-16 12:33:56

DD (2) sniffed me and said "Oh Mummy, you smell nice!" (Normally she sniffs things and says "pooo-eeeeyyy!" as a default) (Two minutes later she did just that but I don't care.) (I'm fully aware she got 'you smell nice' from Peppa, but again...)

Most backhanded was DH a few years ago. We were playing a game with a friend, and he had to answer the question: "If Coodle was a fruit, what fruit would she be?"
DH: Ooh, a peach.
Friend: Aw, that's nice. Why?
DH: Because she has such a fuzzy face!

Friend and I sat there open-mouthed, and he looked so pleased with himself until he realised we were shockshock! Apparently he meant I have a soft face...

x2boys Thu 12-May-16 12:42:08

I was told I looked like Boy George but that they though he was really pretty hmm this was 20 odd years ago before either Boy George or I got fat and bloated grin

Kiwiinkits Thu 12-May-16 12:46:32

A boyfriend once told me I was svelte. I hang on to that compliment like a balloon.

I also love the compliments I get from the kids when I get dressed up to go out with DH. They say stuff like "you look beautiful mummy" which is just delicious. DH never compliments me but I bank the ones from the kids.

DottyButtons Thu 12-May-16 12:50:54

Colleague told me that if her family ever got unwell she would want their nurse to be like me. Made my eyes leak a little did that.

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