how exactly do you feel when someone compliments your child?

svetlana - healthy and happy at three months old :)
@kayedanda (1850)
Philippines
August 14, 2008 2:03am CST
ever since i posted svetlana's pix on the net (here, in my website and..basically everywhere else. hee hee), i've been getting a pretty good number of flattering remarks about her. if i have a dollar for every compliment she has received for the past weeks, I'd have enough money to buy her a month's supply of diapers. hee hee. you know that feeling when somebody else appreciates how cute your child is apart from you? i admit I'm svet's biggest fan (my mom says i'm crazy, as i tend to look at svet's picture a lot, like we do not see each other every minute of the day) and knowing that others appreciate her too makes me feel somehow proud that i am her mother. every time people say admiring comments about her, i could not help but feel a wonderful glow inside me, and sometimes, a disbelief in how God could've given me such an angel. i know parents can relate to this, as by nature, we are proud of our little darlings and as much as possible, want others to feel the same way about them, too. how do you feel when someone says something good about your child/children? do you feel that glow too?:D
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11 responses
@liquorice (3902)
14 Aug 08
Yes, she is extremely cute! I can relate to what you're saying exactly, as I was the same with my daughter. I still am actually! When she was a baby we used to take loads of photos and I also used to look at them all the time. Now that she's two I still look at her baby photos and I also look at the photos we take now, and she's still with me all the time, lol! She is very cute as well and I feel sooo lucky to have her and get to spend time with her. And yes, it is nice when we're out and people compliment her. Thing is she often has this really angelic expression, so people assume that she must be a little angel, - but when we're at home she's not so angelic, lol! I'm going to have a look at your website .
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
my svet is as angelic as she looks, fortunately :))
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@subha12 (18463)
• India
14 Aug 08
I have also seen her picture. again I am telling she is such a nice baby. so cute. i have also written some compliments below her picture. its nice for a mom to hear those.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
i have read it already :) and thanks so much!
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Haha I can so relate to you specially when I had my first child (kayil) and until now when he received compliments it made me so proud. He is not my favorite child (I don't have a favorite hehe) but because he is my first, he holds a special place in my heart.
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@misty99 (736)
15 Aug 08
I'd give them simple smile but deep inside i feel great,i feel proud.I may not be good looking but combined with my husband we produced some good one.Pango nga lang (flat nose)!.My son and my youngest (girl) would get so much compliments particularly to the Arabs-most of them have curly hair and my son has straight hair.Even ladies would love to touch his hair.As with my youngest,she is a darling...she'd love to sing or dance wherever we go-even on street or mall.When i saw svet's picture....i remember her during her early months.She was very healthy also and have cute rounded plump check.one day i'll share it with you also.
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
looking forward to it :)
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
happy and proud mama of course. everytime i heard of good compliments for my daughter im the one who will feel really excited and happy. you know how mom loved their kids.
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@gabbana (1815)
• China
17 Aug 08
though i don't have a child and i object to spoiling child, yet i guess if things really happen to me that someone else criticize my baby, i won't be happy with this. it's my duty to correct him/her not theirs. mind their own business !
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
16 Aug 08
yes, i still do altough my sons are grown. i don't think you ever get over people bragging on your children.
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@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
of course proud and happy. specially if the compliments is coming from someone. if its coming from the teacher ill be more proud of it.
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
15 Aug 08
As a parents yes i am so flattered when someone would absolutely tell something to my child because we always wanted the best of them and as a Mother eventhough my child is not the pretty one for their eyes but for me she is the most beautiful creature in this world..he he he
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• United States
14 Aug 08
I completely understand, as I too receive tons of compliments of how cute my 2 children are! As thier mother, I have to say that I agree with everyone when they say how cute they are! :) I love being a mom and I think i speak for every mom in this sense that when someone is telling you how cute your children are that it just makes us glow inside. Of course we have a good reason to! We created these cuties!! It's a miracle, I think!
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
14 Aug 08
First of all I would like to tell you that you're little darling is just a precious little thing! Children really are aren't they? I am not surprised that you receive the compliments that you do. I really enjoy getting good feed back where my son is concerned. He will be turning five in September. Just one month away. It is hard to believe that it is already five years. I remember when he was very small that a lot of people like customers in a store would always remark about how cute he is. My son still has a tendency to turn some heads because now he laughs a lot and makes funny remarks. Children are unique individuals also. They never cease to surprise us do they? And it is true that we as mothers feel happy and proud when someone takes the time to make a wonderful comment about our little ones. The children are our future and we should always take pride in them.