Dispatches from the Frontlines of Fatherhood: Receiving Compliments

Scott William Carter   April 9, 2009  

I had to explain to Kat, my five-year-old, that “I know” is not the best response to a compliment.  But that got me thinking.  Wouldn’t it be nice if you could say “I know” when someone complimented you without looking like a jackass?  I mean, if you feel proud of something, why do you have to show all this false humility?  The things you can get away with in kindergarten . . .

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