So I got a really really awesome compliment yesterday and wanted to share. And it dawned on me that others may have had similar experiences, so thought I'd start a topic for Best Compliments... it's such a relative thing, it's interesting to see what touches each of us. Remember "You Complete Me"... or how about "You make me want to be a better man"?? Those are movie quotes, but how about the real life jaw droppers?? One year I had two really great ones... Our pediatrician ask me 'What's your secret?" because he only saw my kids for their annual exam... why don't they get ill! That one was really neat. Then in the fall. My sister really can't cook, so when she was going to her dad's family's for Thanksgiving she asked for help. I made a batch of mashed potatoes, and a batch of my sweet potatoes for her to take. Granny P sent her back asking for my recipe for sweet potatoes. That would be a Great Grandmother... asking for my recipe... OMG. So those were two really really awesome ones for me... but this latest takes the cake. The school had a program (Nanny Claus - North Pole meets Mary Poppins) and it ran over... the bell had rung and all the kids were still in the cafe! So at the end we're hustling to the class. Erin's teacher was trying to herd all the first graders into their coats, get backpacks, get their craft gifts, and lunchboxes. She asked me to peek out and see if any parents were there, and she'd get those kids first. Cool. So I took one out (dad is ALWAYS there early) and asked if any others were for this teacher. One said Michela... so back I go and tell Teach. So she tells her to come on, she's juggling and trying to zip her bag up with gloves on, not working. Ask if she has a coat... Oh Hold On... hands me her bag and asks me to zip, no problem. Then she struggles with the hoodie... takes off hat and gloves... nothing... thanks to sleeves being inside out. So I took it and shook it and helped her into it. Then helped with her gloves and she looked up at me and said.. "You're a really good mom. Erin's lucky to have you." I swear I just about started bawling right then. ANYWHO. If anyone else has had one of those awesome boost moments feel free to share that joy with us! Oh, and before anyone gets all jealous... the kids and I went to Macys today and as the clerk is scanning Alex's new hoodie she says "Oh are you buying this for your grandson?" NOT what I wanted to hear on the eve of my 30th birthday TYVM!