The Ultimate Compliment

I got the ultimate Compliment the other day from my 5 year old son….

Son: “You know what mom?”
Me: Trying to cook dinner, half ignoring him…”What honey”
Son: “You are a really good cooker.”
Me: ” You mean , cook. Thanks sweetie, that means so much to me.”….HUG….

Kids say the cutest things!
Well sometimes the say awful things as well….like in the grocery store 3 year old sweet daughter said, “Look at that ladies big butt.” Granted, her butt was on the large side.
I don’t think the lady heard her, but I was mortified. And quickly told my daughter, that wasn’t nice.
I suppose we have to take the good with the bad!
Whats the cutest or worst thing your child has ever said???

Sorry No Weight Watcher Wednesday today. I haven’t cooked anything spectacular this week.


  1. 1

    What a sweet story! Sounds like you have a great son to cook for!!

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    Hi, first time visitor! Great blog 🙂 Nothing beats when your own kids admire you for all the hard-work you put into all those concoctions 🙂 And I LOOOOOOOOVED the pic of Eclairs where you ahve cream stuffed into a hollow eclair. Mouthwatering 😀

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    The best one was my step son, 3 1/2 years old, just started going out with him mom, and he looks me in the face, while at toy’s’us of all places and says “I hate you” in response to saying no to some request or another.

    He said it will all seriousness that a 3 year old can muster. I got over it pretty quick though!

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    you’re absolutely right!!! kids say the cutest and the most embarrassing things… but hey, they’re just being honest… lol…

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    VeggieGirl says:

    So adorable :0) Since I’m only 20, I don’t have kids; but my 6-year-old nephew told me that my baked goods are “the best things in the WORLD” haha ;0)

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    My kids tell me I’m their best baker which I think means cook. I love it.

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    Hope this one isn’t to risque?

    My son (2.5yrs) just took off all the clothes to his sister’s new Barbie Prince doll, and asked where his penis was. When I said he didn’t have one, my son said, “pee pee?”… so I tried to explain that it was a doll and it didn’t need to go potty. My son promptly examined the dolls rear end and said, “poo poo?”


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    Gloria (Canela) says:

    Dear I love when my son said me ” you are the best cook of the world” the childs are so and I laugh but my love for him is sooooo much, I understand you perfectly!!!
    And I love your eclairs,. look fantatic!!! xxxxGloria

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    if you haven’t read my blog on the weenus test, you’ll see the compliments I receive.

    I end the last post with this:
    So go ahead and have children, but if you are vain, be very very careful, because your inflated sense of self will be gasping for air on the floor while you are trying to understand how these beautiful little babies that were godsends before today, clearly just took your youth right out from under you. Watch your step. You might trip on a saggy piece of skin hanging off of your body.

    Leslie, the compliments keep coming. Except yours are so much nicer!!

  10. 10

    Kids are so funny! My six year old was singing the “I’m too sexy for my shirt song” while jumping off the diving board at our swim club the other day:)

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    What if she had heard?! Wouldn’t that have been awful?
    The cooker compliment is cute.

    I don’t have any kids, so I don’t know. One time I was babysitting and the kid pointed out one of my zits and said, what’s that red spot?!

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    Sadly, I only get that from the kiddo if there’s chocolate involved. Got a recipe with chocolate dipped brocolli?

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    I was once paid high compliment by my boyfriend’s 7 year old… who told me that my home-made bolognese was as good as the stuff from the jar!

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    You couldn’t possible do a WWW post just after those eclairs! It would be cruel!

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    When my son was 3 he told me one night that I was a genius, because I unclogged the potty after he overstuffed it with toilet paper. He told everyone….lol

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    I don’t have kids yet but my dogs sure like it when I spill while cooking! Its so sweet that he said that.

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    hahah. you have great posts! don’t we all love kids honesty? oh boy.

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    OH, that is so cute! I’ll never forget when my son who was 4 at the time said as loud as he could, “He’s Ugly!” as we passed some man in the grocery store. I felt horrible and walked away as fast as I could!! Little rascals!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Kids are so cute and not so cute sometimes, lol! I don’t have kids of my own, but one kid I use to babbysit once while we were in the street, and a girl passed dressed more or less like me and with a similar hair style, he said: Look, there’s a Rita! Is that cute or what?

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    First let me state emphatically this was NOT my son! LOL. When I was a teenager, several members of my extended family came to visit including my 4 year old cousin Tony. We were all out at a rather casual family-friendly restaurant and my Aunt (Tony’s mom) sweetly asked him what he’d like to eat. Without hesitation he stated (and of course POINTED for effect) “I want fried chicken… like that fat lady over there”. OMG!!!!! His mother was truly mortified as were the rest of us in the family. The woman didn’t hear it but those of us who did wanted to crawl under the table as my Aunt explained how that was not a nice thing to say. But more than 25 years later I still remember it And being a larger-than-size-6 woman myself, I tend to wonder if some child is innocently saying that behind my back as I enjoy my restaurant meal LOL

    On a good note, when I made the Mega Chocolate Overload cake that I blogged about, my son proclaimed it the best cake he’d ever eaten – better than any of the (said with disdain) STORE BOUGHT cakes his other friends get for their birthday 🙂

    Have a delicious day 🙂

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    awwww, I agree. You are a great cooker.

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    One day one of my daughter’s friends told me that I was very pretty. When I thanked her she said that she liked making old people feel good.

    This was when they were still quite young so all is forgiven (but not forgotten!)

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    What a nice story! Leslie, you are so right about kids! They can say the sweetest, the cutest and the most embarrassing things. I remember my little son commenting on the really fat belly of one lady asking her when the little baby was due 🙂

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    🙂 kids are definitely adorable and just being honest..hahah

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    awww that really is the ultimate compliment, esp coming from a picky kid

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    haha! Your kiddos are too cute. At least she’s honest :P, I think sincerity is one of the best things about kiddos…but sometimes it comes out a little on the blunt side :P.

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    I LOVE your blog and enjoy reading it every day. I think your recipes are wondeful and look forward to trying them out. Great job!!

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    LOL 🙂 My son says things like that to me all the time. Makes my day!
    (well, not the butt comment, but the cooker comment!) lol