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How to take a compliment?

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pleasethanks Tue 02-Oct-12 19:41:57

This is not a stealth boast.

My DD (2) is has very good speech for her age and is apparently very good with it comes to animals, numbers, colours etc. So nursery tell me anyway. I know these things all even out and it doesn't mean she will be going to Oxford Uni aged 7.

Anyway, when other parents comment (in a nice way) on her speech/intelligence I can never think of anything appropriate to say. 'Thanks' seems a bit smug, so I normally just mutter something about her being very late to walk. But why can't I just accept what they are saying without pointing out something she took a long time to master. Any ideas?

LemarchandsBox Tue 02-Oct-12 19:54:29

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DeWe Tue 02-Oct-12 20:15:05

"Thank you!" is fine. I usually try and follow it up with a compliment of their dc.

Sprite21 Tue 02-Oct-12 20:15:58

Why not just agree with them? Seems like such a British thing to feel the need to add something deprecating.

sedgieloo Tue 02-Oct-12 21:43:01

My dd is the same. It is endlessly entertaining how much she has to say fir herself at not quite two. I don't say thanks though, I just say, yeah she is a really early talker. The only time I feel a bit awkward about how to respond is with parents with children who are the same age or older, whose speech is much more limited, as I don't want to appear smug. Which of course I secretly am :D

Seriously I just acknowledge the comment.

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