Saturday, May 23, 2009

Praise Junkie

"You thrive on praise," my husband accused last night. It's true. There are few things I enjoy more than praise.

That's why I'm so fortunate to have a son who is not afraid to dish out a few wholehearted compliments now and then. After I helped him with something this morning he turned to me and said, "Thanks mom. You're really great."

I must have looked as pleased as I felt because he went on to elaborate: "You're really good at wiping bums!"

13 comments:

Mary-LUE said...

Hey, you can put that on your resume!

Veronica Mitchell said...

Much better than being bad at wiping bums.

Loukia said...

That is something to be proud of for sure! ;)

Omaha Mama said...

Something for us all to strive to achieve! :0)

Bon said...

hey...from his perspective, it's a major skill.

but there are days i wonder if i couldn't teach my kids to say nice things about my more esoteric skillz now & then.

Mac and Cheese said...

I guess you've gotta take what you can get.

kgirl said...

Well, not getting thanked for something you spend oodles of time doing would be a bum deal, don'tcha think?

Marie said...

Ha ha ha!! There now, that's something to feel good about!

Kyla said...

Ha! Very important life skill.

Merle said...

That is hilarious!!

painted maypole said...

well, we all have to be good at something!

Kelly said...

Hah! But sometimes being thanked for those tedious things is much appreciated, no?

HarryJack's Mom said...

Here, too! We've really encouraged ours to praise others and themselves for jobs well-done, and it *does* make a difference, at least for me ;-)