In my house, you have to take (and find compliments) as you find them.
"You look tall in those boots".
"That outfit is better than the one you had on yesterday."
Don't get me wrong, the younguns are being raised with manners.
They won't be overtly rude to "visitors".
You get a complimentary pass on the snarky comments.
Ah, but wait for that golden moment..
Yes, that golden moment when you become "family".
Then I suggest you guard your family jewels well.
Because the snarky, sneaky ego theives are coming for 'em...