I was tucking the girls in last night and Meg gave a huge sigh along with her patent python neck hug. "I love you mummy. I really love you. You're so pretty."
Wow. Thanks honey. I love you lots too.
"You're so pretty.... I love your eyebrows and your forehead."
And then today one of my 11 year old students was chatting before class and announced to the group of four girls that she'd seen me out with my husband.
(Not hard seeing as we live in the same area of the same village but news none the less...)
"Her husband is pretty cool. He's got muscles. But he doesn't really look like a foreigner. He looks really Japanese."
My name is Heather Fukase. My two daughters Megumi and Eimi come to class with me... Still... until that point it was quite complimentary, yeah?
Gratuitous shot of cool, muscly Japanese guy- with sparks flying to boot.