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6/19/2013

When Kids Say The Sweetest Compliments

Receiving compliments from kids are much sweeter, truer. (photo credits to : appreciationadvantage.com)

I am now back to the grind after a delightfully gastronomic weekend, being part of the Davao Food Appreciation Tour  2013 ( DFAT).

Since it was a Monday (June 17) I was thinking of burning the calories & carbs that I took in during the DFAT and attend the Zumba sessions at Matina Town Square around 6pm right after I logged out from work. But plans are plans and they change sometimes. My 9-year old daughter Mikkie called up from school and told me she's bringing over a classmate named Macy because they're doing a research for their English subject. It was almost 5:30 in the afternoon so I gave in and cancelled my zumba schedule to prepare dinner instead and of course be at home to supervise the girls.

I quickly whipped up a sauteed dish of Baguio beans (green beans) with pork bits plus Sinigang (Filipino soup or stew having a sour and savory flavor which usually comes from tamarind extract or sampalok) . I prepared them the way my family loves them and sprinkled a dash of love, as they say. =)


I told my girl to set the table with plates, spoons and forks because food is going to be ready soon.After I put the cooked dishes on the table, we said the prayer before meals and sat down to begin eating.

Then a sweet thing happened: my daughter exclaimed to Macy (it's her first time to come to our house), "Kain na tayo! Sarap magluto ang Mama ko"  (Let's eat! My mom is a great cook!)

Hearing it took away all the stress I had that day and it made me smile. My heart melted because she was proud of my cooking and told her friend about it. Simple kind words coming from a kid, especially coming from your own child is incomparable to any other compliment you'll ever get. Truly, a kid's compliment works like magic.

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10 comments:

  1. Wow! When will we be able to taste your dishes, te? Hehehe! I'd certainly want the sinigang. =)

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  2. indeed, how delightful it is to hear a compliment from a child, so sweet to hear her being so proud of your cooking. i can imagine the yumminess of your cooking!

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  3. just like child's laughter.. a compliment is another 'stressbuster' tool. Nice gesture on the part of your kid.

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  4. Awww, Na touch din ako. :) Kasi I learned how to cook na rin, and when someone appreciates something that you do especially cooking, it really feels great!

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  5. Oh how sweet, it's a joy to hear our kids proudly brags about what we do!

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  6. That was very sweet of your daughter and I'm sure she meant every word of it. How our hearts can burst with so much joy for such simple words.

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  7. Kids may say the weirdest thing on earth but they sure do know how to throw a sincere compliment.

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  8. Indeed, its priceless and she's so sweet! It melts my heart every time my kids say nice things about me and how proud they are that I am their Mum, they do the same to their Dad, too! We are lucky and blessed.

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  9. sweet naman ng daughter mo. simple but real compliments are the ones that melts ones heart. You're doing a great job! :)

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  10. Heartwarming indeed! She must be enjoying all the meals you prepare and is pretty proud to have the classmate taste your cooking. Happy weekend! :)

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