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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!

What Has Your Kid Done To Embarrass You Lately?

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. 🙂

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Mommy Promotion


I was just promoted to a new level of Mommyhood on Monday. Nevermind the fact that yesterday I spit on my shirt and wiped Adaline’s face with it.

Adaline was eating snacks at her desk while I was on the sofa checking some email. She then walked up to me and without saying a word pulled my hand from the keyboard, turned it over, and spit chewed up organic pretzels into my hand. She said, “No like it.” (This was after she’d already finished quite a few), and then she requested that I feed the pretzel mush in my hand to the dog (he was happy to accommodate).

I suppose I should be glad that she didn’t just spit it on the floor. Now I’m known not only as, “Mommy, the lady that cuddles me, plays with me, and changes my diapers.” but also as, “Mommy, the lady to go to when I have a mouthful of nasty food that I don’t want to swallow.” In a few short years I’ll be, “Mommy, the lady to go to when I need to make a shadowbox for my book report tomorrow even though I knew about it two weeks ago.” I’m growing up 🙂

What things have your kids spit into your hands lately? Tell me in the comments!

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Funny Things Adaline Says


Adaline is 21 months old and she talks a lot. I mean a lot. Most of the time we understand her, sometimes we don’t. I can’t really say that she says funny things, she’s maybe a little too young for that. But a lot of things she says happen to strike me as funny because of the way that she says them or pronounces the words.

I recorded one video of Adaline talking about how a goat bit her finger at our trip to the animal park (post coming later). She said a few funny things and was trying to eat her foot and I was laughing the whole time I recorded it and then the camera just shut off :(. So, I turned it back on and recorded some more (the second video below) and then we downloaded them to watch. Imagine my surprise when I find out that the reason why the camera shut off the first time was because it wasn’t recording at all 😦 So I turned it on again and tried all over again, but she wasn’t so much in the mood for it and it’s not as funny as the first imaginary video was. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

So, anyway, here are 8 thrilling minutes (4 each) of me trying to get Adaline to repeat some of the “funny” phrases she says off camera. Enjoy.
(If you are reading this in an email or feed you will need to click over to the blog or click here or here to view the videos.)

A Goat Bit My Finger:


Let’s Talk About the Easter Bunny:

Oh, and she never did say what left green footprints in our kitchen! Maybe next time.

More (funny?) videos of Adaline:
*Happy Mother’s Day: A rousing rendition of “3 Little Fishies”
*Attack of the Giant Baby
*A long trip down Bunnylane: A long wordy post about our visit with the Easter Bunny…but I promise there’s a video at the end 😉
*And so it begins…: The child sassed me, and I recorded it

I’m linking this up to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop
Vlog: 6.) Describe a time when your child said or did something that made you laugh out loud. I also linked up #1 here and #5 here

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Wordless Wednesday: Attack of the Giant Baby!


On Sunday we attempted to get a picture of my daughter and my sister’s son together, and this happened…


(*Warning: My voice is loud and annoying…turn your volume down now. You’ve been warned.*)

Here’s the best photo I ended up with.

I’ve compared it to photo of my sister and I in 1982.
We’re almost a year older than them in this photo…but we have giant kids 😉


Adaline is almost 20 months and Dominic is about 9 1/2 months.
I’m around 30 months in this photo and my sister is about 17 months.

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And so it begins…


This post is linked to…

Has your child thrown a temper tantrum in public? Create a video describing what happened and how you handled it.
Also 3.) A bad day Oh, No He Didn’t (A bad day to paint the porch!)
Did you see last week’s Writer’s Workshop post?
Read about 10 (Obscure) Shows I’d Like to Make a Comeback!

This isn’t a tantrum as much as it’s the first time she “sassed” me. I handled it by getting my camera and video taping her doing it, and it wasn’t public until I posted it on You Tube 😉


Last Monday we went for a walk. It was a really pretty day and Adaline had a great time walking and holding Mommy’s hand.

Mommy and Adaline take a walk on Jordan's "due date" (2011)

Adaline was really good the entire walk…until we got to the front porch. She started crying because she wanted to keep walking, but it was bedtime and we needed to go inside.

We got inside the house and put Muppet in his cage (We always do this while putting Adaline to bed since Muppet has a reputation for peeing on our bed skirt when we’re not in the room!). Adaline didn’t want to leave the room. She’s been saying “no” for quite awhile, but that night she started saying, “No! I said no!”. What did I do when my little one defied me?! I got out the video camera to see if she’d say it again so that I could put it on my blog…just like any good mother would do 😉

The Terrible Twos? I don’t know. At just shy of 20 months Adaline has put a new spin on her “no”. She’s been saying it a lot lately. Last week she threw a couple of tantrums too. Those were fun.

Overall she’s still very well behaved and listens really well. She’s just having some “moments”. The “I said no!” thing must come from me, because that’s often what I say to her. We managed to end the evening like this…

Adaline has actually been having a really rough month. She started off with a bad case of the kangaroos. As soon as that cleared up she went right into potty troubles with terrible diaper rash, something that we’re still dealing with (which is another 13 posts or so, if I ever have time to write them!).

Between her not feeling well and her new found ‘tude I haven’t had a lot of free time for blogging (it took me a week to post the video). *Sigh*

If you’ve always wondered what my melodious speaking voice sounds like you’ll want to click here to watch the video of Adaline telling me no. You’ll have to view it on my Facebook page since I’m unable to post videos on the blog.

**Edited to add that I opened a YouTube account so that I can post videos on the blog…so the video is now embedded above for your viewing enjoyment. If you have any difficulties with it you can still watch it on Facebook.


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Wordless-ish Wednesday: Grrrrr


Not entirely wordless, but not entirely wordful…

Last Saturday after attending Dr. Seuss Storytime at Target we stopped at a local Italian restaurant to eat. After dinner we ordered dessert. I ordered the chocolate cake and my mom ordered Adaline her own piece because…

1. She knew that I wouldn’t share mine
(This is true. I do love my chocolate. It’s not fair, but Jenn don’t share.)
and 2. She knew that I would eat whatever was leftover
(This is true too. Hey…order a third piece while you’re at it 😉 )

So, anyway here Adaline is enjoying her chocolate cake. And then…

As soon as I was done snapping these photos my mom said, “Adaline, honey, I love you, but you’re really not going to eat that whole piece of cake.” then my mom put her hand on Adaline’s fork and…

…Adaline growled at her!

Well, that’s my girl 😉 I wish I would’ve had the camera turned to video. My mom and I laughed so hard I thought I might pee my pants!

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