Me (to family): ‘I’ve made some tea, would anyone fancy some?’
My husband: ‘Hmm, after all those years eventually you might prove to be useful..’
Me (moderately loving look): ‘Beg you pardon?’
He: ‘…As opposed to all these years when you’ve served as a Beautiful Decorative Element in our family, I mean..’
Me (to my daughter): ‘Noëmi, you are so beautiful.’
Noëmi (15): ‘No way. No. Not at all.’
My husband joining us: ‘What’s the topic?’
Noëmi: ‘Nothing special. Mama is complimenting on her own genes.’
My daughter (14 ys) preparing for her exam tomorrow:
‘Mama, I still need to study hard for tomorrow. Could you come here to the sofa and be with me? It’s so motivating.’
Me (deeply touched): ‘Really? Sure I come! Shall I also study with you?’
She: ‘No, it’s enough if you are just close. Whenever I look at you I get scared that I am still not ready..’
To my 10-yr-old son:
Me: ‘What are you watching on YouTube, Walter?’
He: ‘A comedian. I like funny people.’
Me: ‘Great idea to follow comedians!’
He: ‘Not the best solution. Only until you finish with working for today.’
Corona lock-down Compliment Of The Day:
‘You are the ideal home office partner. You don’t take much room and you have a very good smell – which combination doesn’t necessarily apply to all colleagues.’
My daughter has recently had birthday (14).
Her brother (10) greets her with a birthday letter this morning:
You are my favourite sister. You are kind, can sing beautifully, so don’t believe what everybody says that you are a slow snail.
He does know how to make compliments.
The teachers of our children really do their best to wrap even worse news into a more positive context in each school report.
Excerpt from my daughter’s last school report in primarily school:
‘Noëmi, Theatre and Drama lesson is really your strength!
..All you need to do is pay attention when it finishes and when the maths lesson starts..’
A few days ago, after finding solution to a problem, I received the below feedback from a nice colleague working abroad:
‘…Piros, you are a SAINT – someone we can always turn to at the HQ!’
I am still trying to figure out how exactly being a saint can be matched up with my KPIs for 2019.