Backhanded compliments- we've all had some: but here's how you'd love deal with them, right?

Here are the replies we’d love to give if we were brave enough
 

Backhanded compliments can be so frustrating as they’re difficult to respond to.
Here are the replies we’d love to give if we were brave enough:
 
You look lovely, have you been shopping?
Thanks but no I haven’t been shopping. Are you insinuating I need a new wardrobe?
 
You have such beautiful pale skin
Yes I did run out of time to put on my foundation, thanks for reminding me
 
It’s nice to let them pick out their own clothes isn’t it?
Actually I picked it out for him/her; just tell me if you think it clashes…
 
I admire you for not being obsessive about keeping him/her clean
I know he/she has chocolate all over his/her face but I don’t want to cause a meltdown by scrubbing it off
 
I’ve been meaning to grow my eyebrows out too, yours are gorgeous and thick
This look is completely accidental; I just haven’t got round to booking a threading appointment
 
You’re lucky that you enjoy being a stay at home mum; I need to keep my brain active
Do you realise the multi tasking and organisational skills required for looking after children?
 
It’s great that you have a job you enjoy; I could never enjoy being away from my kids
I work out of necessity not to have fun
 
Her hair looks lovely tied back in a plait
I know she normally rocks the ‘bed head’ look but styling her hair is not my top priority in the morning.
 
You’re right to treat yourself I’m obsessed about counting calories.
Leave me alone, the diet starts next week.
 
Written by Irish mummy blogger and staff writer atwww.familyfriendlyhq.ieJennie.
Check out her blog www.mummyvstheworld.comand Facebook page

Jennie Dennehey

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