Guest Post: What Has Your Kid Done To Embarrass You Lately?
This is a post from Lisa at insignificant at best. Be sure to stop by her place today!
We’ve all had it happen to us. You’re in public and your child loudly asks “Mom/Dad did you fart?!?”, when you had nothing to do with the nauseating smell or they declare “That man is ugly!”. When these moments happen many of us turn bright red and want to die of embarrassment. However, instead of running and hiding we grab our kids and whisper in their ear things like “Honey we don’t talk about farting in public.” or “Sweetie, that’s not very nice, you shouldn’t say that about people.”. Each one of us tries our best to teach our kids manners and how to act in public, but no matter how hard us parents try these things ARE going to happen. They are unavoidable and frankly, they are a rite of passage. LOL In light of this I thought I’d share a moment or two when my daughter has caused me extreme embarrassment and in turn I hope you’ll share your stories with me! 🙂
One of the first times I ever remember my daughter (aka “the kid”) embarrassing me was in the waiting room at my chiropractor’s office. I was standing behind her, trying to zip her coat up and it just wasn’t working out for me. I had started to pull the zipper up and I accidentally zipped part of the coat, causing the zipper to get stuck. Forgetting myself for a second I loudly said “Son of a…” and then caught myself. Well the kid must have picked up the phrase at some point, because she decided she’s going to finish the phrase and yelled out “b*tch!”. The waiting room erupted into laughter and I was mortified. I’m pretty good at not swearing around the kid, but she must have heard me say the phrase before and thought she’d help me out. Nothing like a 2 year old swearing to make you feel like a total idiot in a room full of people. LOL
The most recent embarrassment, at the hands of my now 4 year old daughter, was in front of my sister-in-law’s (SIL) fiancé. He was over the house, when the kid walks out of the bedroom with one of my bras on and declares “Mom look, I’m wearing your boob thingy! Now I have boobs too!”. My SIL’s fiancé and my hubby both thought it was hysterical and to be honest so did I, but it was also extremely embarrassing. I don’t exactly think that anyone other than my most immediate family (aka the hubby and kid), should know what my bras look like. Plus, let’s just say that I’m rather large on top so she was literally swimming in my bra which made it all the more embarrassing! LOL
Those are only a couple of times where the kid has managed to embarrass me, but instead of boring you with more of my stories, I want to hear yours! I know I’m not the only one out there that’s experienced these “wonderful” moments courtesy of their kid(s).
Please comment below and share your most embarrassing moments, I’d love to hear them! 🙂
Lisa is a 30 something, married, mom of 1 who works full time and co-owns a business. Her blog, insignificant at best, is just a peek into the world inside her head…which is scary and amusing. 🙂