Sharon DeVellis: Inside Scoop


99 Ways To Say Great Job

And 96 Phrases You Can Use During Sex

As a mom, it's part of my job to boost my kids up but apparently telling them "Great Job" when they do something Great! isn't the way to do it. Ironically, by telling your kids "Great Job" time and time again, it means you're doing a "Bad Job." Kids may not be so good with sarcasm, but they're great at picking up on insincerity. Also, apparently we parents are supposed to be celebrating the effort and not the end result.

Gawd, this parenting stuff is hard.

So to make life easier for you, I found this list of 99 Ways To Say Great Job Without Actually Saying Great Job.

But then as I read the list I realized you can also use almost all of these phrases during sex—those are the ones marked in red. It's a multitasking list. You're welcome.

You’re on the right track now!
You’ve got it made.
That’s right!
That’s good.
You’re really working hard today.
You are very good at that.
That’s coming along nicely.
I’m happy to see you working like that.
That’s much, much better!
Exactly right.
I’m proud of the way you worked today.
You’re doing that much better today.
You’ve just about got it.
That’s the best you’ve ever done.
You’re doing a good job.
Now you’ve figured it out.
That’s quite an improvement.
I knew you could do it.
Not bad.
Keep working on it.
You’re improving.
Now you have it!
You are learning fast.
Good for you!
Couldn’t have done it better myself.
Aren’t you proud of yourself?
One more time and you’ll have it.
You really make my job fun.
That’s the right way to do it.
You’re getting better every day.
You did it that time!
That’s not half bad.
Nice going.
You haven’t missed a thing!
That’s the way!
Keep up the good work.
Nothing can stop you now.
That’s the way to do it.
You’ve got your brain in gear today.
That’s better.
That was first class work.
That’s the best ever.
You’ve just about mastered it.
That’s better than ever.
Much better!
You must have been practicing.
You did that very well.
Nice going.
You’re really going to town.
That’s how to handle that.
Now that’s what I call a fine job.
That’s great.
Right on!
You’re really improving.
You’re doing beautifully!
Good remembering.
You’ve got that down pat.
You certainly did well today.
Keep it up!
Congratulations. You got it right!
You did a lot of work today.
Well look at you go.
That’s it.
I’m very proud of you.
I like that.
Way to go!
Now you have the hang of it.
You’re doing fine!
Good thinking.
You are really learning a lot.
Good going.
I’ve never seen anyone do it better.
Keep on trying.
You outdid yourself today!
Good for you!
I think you’ve got it now.
That’s a good (boy/girl).
Good job, (person’s name).
You figured that out fast.
You remembered!
That’s really nice.
That kind of work makes me happy.
It’s such a pleasure to teach when you work like that!
I think you’re doing the right thing