Intentional Conversations: Undeserved Praise

Welcome back to another Intentional Conversation! Each week, I take a break from the written word, and step in front of the camera, and out of my comfort zone, to talk with you face-to-face. I think it’s good for both of us. 🙂

Today, I want to share with you a funny story of a time (just last week) when I received undeserved praise, and my boy learned what the word irony means.


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Have you ever had a moment when someone congratulated you when it was completely undeserved?

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  1. No irony stories, but when AK was first born we changed her diaper and starte to swaddle her and then realized we did not put a diaper back on her before we swaddled her! Oops!! K ogle

  2. I don’t know about the irony, but my children come to work with me everyday and at 10:30 everyday we have a group of older women come in for coffee. I have definitely experienced the “why don’t you have socks on that child!?” vibe! Inside even! Most of the time they didn’t have socks on because they would continually pull them off…I just gave up and pleaded innocent!

    1. It’s so funny to me – the whole sock thing. As a newborn, Sammy was a sweaty baby. It was the middle of winter, but he would sweat so much that the only thing that would help was taking his socks off. I remember heading to Sam’s to grab a few things and I had him tucked up next to me in his Sleepy Wrap with a blanket wrapped around him … but his feet. His feet were hanging out so he could cool. They were bare. I got the awfullest (is that a word?) death stare from a little old lady. She shook her head and murmured something. I just sighed. It’s amazing, isn’t it? 😛

      1. Yes! I know exactly what you mean…sometimes I wonder if these ladies kept their babies too warm. My son was the same way…still is…I couldn’t keep a blanket on him no matter how tightly I wrapped him! I hope I remember what it feels like to get those looks when I am a little old lady! 😉

  3. LOL! My SIL is from the south and her kids would prefer not to have socks, shoes, or coats on, even in the dead of winter. She’s given up forcing them to, and they’re perfectly happy!