I never know how to respond when someone compliments my kids.
Compliment: Oh, he's so cute!
Possible Answer: Thanks! (I'm taking the credit?)
Possible Answer: I know! (Too cocky?)
Possible Answer: Really? That little kid? (False modesty?)
Even worse, I really don't know how to respond when someone makes strange comments about my kids. (In case you are wondering, these are real and recent.)
Real Comment: Charlie was born with a perma-tan! [laughing]
Possible Answer: What does that mean? Is that even a word?
Possible Answer: Excuse me?
Possible Answer: Why is that so funny?
My Actual Answer: It's called jaundice.
Real Comment: Luke looks like a cancer patient with that hat on.
Possible Answer: Yeah, he does look really sick, doesn't he?
Possible Answer: Well, you look like a cancer patient with that face.
Possible Answer: I'll show you where to shove your "cancer patient."
My Actual Answer: [Silence]