LOL....My son was learning to button and unbuton things. We were standing in line at Blockbuster and I wasn't paying attention. He unbuttoned my shirt...omg I was so embarrassed. I was standing in front of the clerk and everyone that was in line.
I don't have children, but this post just made my day! LOL!
I was wearing one of those wrap-around skirts and while standing on the footpath downtown, waiting for my sister to catch up to us,my 3 yr old precious darling, twirled himself around and spun my whole skirt wide open and flopped onto the footpath.
As if my exposed bottom half wasnt enough ,his crys of protests ,at falling made sure the busy street at a good eyefull
Ha! Aww I feel your pain That made someone's day. Lol...I know I made the clerks day
Well trust me, I felt the colour drain from my whole body,least my mother would have been pleased I was wearing those sensible panties ( Ohhhh gawd..) lol
We took our three year old and his friends to MacDonalds for his birthday one year. We were sitting at the table when a large, well endowed woman walked by.
My son announced, at the top of his little lungs, "MAMA! THAT LADY HAS BIIIG BOOBS!".
What do you say? What can you say? I never realized just how far parents could melt down into a bench seat.
While waiting for our turn to go through the checkout,my 4yr old was staring at this lady ,then in a loud clear voice as only 4yr olds have announced.
"Mummy why is that ladies eyes looking at each other"?
(She was cross-eyed).
Ohhh...lol.....our kids always know what to say
That reminded me of the woman that my son saw with a mustache. He said Mommy! That lady has a mustache! Oh how I wanted to go hide.
Wilderness, I know EXACTLY that feeling of wanting to melt down in your seat, lol...
When our kids were little, and had to go to the bathroom when we were at home, my husband Tom would tease them, saying "You going to go make a turd?" (If you know Tom, you know this is the norm for him, lol)
Anyway, it backfired on him bigtime one day, when we were at the grocery. Our then 4 year old son, Larkin, was sitting in the cart, with Tom pushing him, when he suddenly announced at the TOP of his lungs "I gotta go make a TURD!"...
And he kept saying it, all the way through the store, as Tom was frantically racing to the restrooms...
Lol...that is so funny. Thanks for your stories. This is much needed laughter. The best medicine.
I remember this time my son was in diapers and we were on the elevator and the elevator was full. He passed gas and everyone turned around and looked at me
Aw come on, I cannot possibly be the only Mam on the planet whose child used the display toilet in a large DIY centre (B&Q). I left her big sister to explain to staff, I was too busy having hysterics from several aisles away.
Funniest thing ever, especially when you have another daughter almost old enough to pass for her mother
And whats even funnier ,they put signs up ,that a child cant see let alone read ...
.Laughed so hard ,I nearly ..ahem.
So did I! LOL, it was so funny. I'd read about kids doing that in magazines, but none of mine had ever done it, until then.
But you are right, it is so natural to them, and you can't tell them off for it, and of course they cannot read either.
Guess staff must be used to it. No wonder B&Q couldn't keep their staff.
As much as I frequent those places, I never had that one happen. Thank goodness!
I was in the store shopping,and my two year old son decided to take off running through the store. He didn't run very far before I swooped him up. I was really embarrased. It was his first time taking off like that, and I wasn't expecting it.
I know the feeling. My youngest use to hide in the clothes racks. Making me frantically search for him.
Hey WOC at least you scooped up the right kid ,lol.
I don't have kids , but I guess if your kid will slap your guest in front of everybody, that will be an embrassing moment
This was really only one "public embarrassment" (out of three kids) although I wasn't present for the incident. It was, to me, a huge one, though. I put my fresh-out-of-the-bath four-year-old daughter into bed. She wasn't known for getting out of bed, but one night she decided to go downstairs to get something, or ask her father something - not sure. Anyway, "downstairs" was a basement-level thing, with the door to the back yard leading to the hall. That's where our very long-haired Collie went in and out. It was also where yard dirt got tracked in all through any day.
So, my daughter went downstairs for a short time, apparently ran around without shoes on long enough to get her feet dirty. Then she returned to bed. The next day, for some reason, the preschool class was doing something that involved removing shoes. My daughter would later tell me, "Mrs. So-and-So said my feet are dirty." I probably don't need to tell anyone how I felt when I looked into the dirty-feet matter and discovered what the teacher had seen. I can only assume the teacher may have asked her if she'd had a bath, and that it may have come out that she'd gotten out of bed (I HOPE that anyway ) because I was never asked about (and no Child Services people ever showed up - or anything like that ).
Of course, while it may have been easy enough to explain the dirty feet; the other problem was knowing that, unless someone had a very long-haired dog who spent a lot of time in the yard, that person may not understand why it would be such a challenge keeping that particular, little, hall-floor area clean. So, if it wasn't any Child Services people I would have had to worry about, maybe it should have been the Board of Health. (They didn't show up either, by the way. ) Over 20 years later, I'm still sort of wishing someone had asked me and given me the chance to get the explanation "on record" somewhere.
(...and I never found out why, exactly, they were all taking their shoes off in school anyway!! )
Lol You are right. Now I'm wondering why they took their shoes off.
I remember one time my youngest only had a pamper on, ran out the door, jumped in the snow and said "ewwww it's cold out here." Lol I thought the neighbors were going to call them on me.
Oh this one was so embarrassing for my hubby.
We were leaving a 'teddy bears picnic' event and there was quite a crowd ,so hubby picked almost 3 yr old up to carry the short distance to the carpark.
Son did not want to be picked ,no sir ,he wanted to party on, and yelled out no, no, no please dont hit me!!!....
I just know he wished the ground would open up and swallow him (hubby) that kid had never been spanked in his whole short life
(lil drama queen)
Here's a public-embarrassment story of a family member of mine: The little daughter was in kindergarten or first grade. It was parents' night at the school, and all the children's various art projects/drawings were hanging up on display (more artwork because it was parents' night). So, all the parents were going around looking at it all.
My relative got to where the children's "stories" (with drawings). The title of the "story" was supposed to be something like, "My Wish" or "What I'd Wish For". The mother was stopped dead in tracks, and horrified, when she found her daughter's drawing - a picture of a bed. This little girl lived in a beautiful home, had her own beautiful bedroom, and the whole canopy-bed/ruffles thing in it.
When the mother asked if why (on Earth) she would ever have had drawn a bed for her "wish story" the little kid said, "Because I know how to spell it."
That is exactly what I did to my mom. I was about 5 years old and just hated to eat, especially soups, any soups. My mother had a tenant, who was a nice family woman. One day she invited me to eat her dinner, she probably thought that she was a better cook than my mom because mom always struggled to make me eat. I sat at the table, tried one spoon of her soup, spit it back and said with contempt, 'that's just disgusting!' My mom kept telling me for years after that episode how badly I embarrassed her... Well, I could not lie, I said what I felt at that moment.
I have no children but I have read your posts and thought it was so cute. Children do the darndest things.
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