Oh, she says things like that ALL THE TIME.
I put-up a photo I found of me and Matt Morrison (now of GLEE fan) from 2003 online.
My mom said: Why did you get so many "likes" on that photo?
Me: He's pretty famous now. He wasn't then, that's why it was so easy to talk to him and get photos with him.
Mom: ...because you really looked HORRIBLE back then.
Me: (roll my eyes and shake my head) ...do you HAVE to say things like that???
Mom: It was a COMPLIMENT!
Me: HOW IS THAT A COMPLIMENT????
Mom: Because you're a lot PRETTIER now. Back then, you were just so pale with those big dark circles under your eyes..........................