I am just curious about some of the comments you guys get on a regular basis, and how you respond.
First of all, we all get those well-meaning, but not so good comments people make. I have actually gotten creative and comfortable (for the most part) with my responses to those. What I am having a hard time with is the nice comments.
I am sure you all have feelings along the same lines.... overwhelmed, frustrated, angry, sad, and so on about the things that go on in your life as well as your kids. We all feel this way for whatever reason it is for each of us. I have a hard time finding a response when Josh's therapists or Dr's say how good of a job I am doing or that I am super woman or something along those lines. Some days I feel like that couldn't be further from the truth, and some days I feel like I am super woman with all I have done that day. But I have a hard time accepting the compliments since there is such a long road still to go. I feel so uncomfortable when someone tells me how wonderful it is that I put such time and effort into my kids. Because in my mind I am thinking that every mom puts all her time and effort into her kids. I am no different.
I guess I am just wondering if any of you have had the same feelings and what do you say to someone you don't know well who makes a comment on what a wonderful mom you are to do so much for a special needs child? I know alot of it does come down to accepting the compliments and that is hard for me (like accepting help is hard too) and I know I am not the only one who deals with this. So what do you say in that situation?