Kids can be so humiliating.
Here’s just a SMALL handful of ways our kids have publicly embarrassed us:
– My daughter went through a phase where she had to sing “Happy Birthday” to go poop on the potty. Nothing like being in the bathroom at Home Depot when your child is screaming/singing. The acoustics in that place are out of control. I think they heard her in the paint section.
– Ash W’s daughter went through a naughty phase every time she would go shopping with Mommy. One day at Target she looked a stranger straight in the face and said “my Mommy hit me”. Funny because we don’t spank our kids.
– A little girl and her Mom came up to my daughter and I at the library one day. The girl came up and said “hi” to Layla…Layla looked right at her and without missing a beat said “get a life”, rolled her eyes and walked away. I was horrified.
– My son was nursing at Panera one busy afternoon and kept pulling the cover back in hopes of exposing his milk machine to the whole restaurant. I kept pulling it down and said something like “geez Jack, don’t flash the whole place”. He proceeded to lift his hand up out of the cover and smack me right across the face.
– My daughter likes to talk about how smelly bathrooms are. After being in a gas station bathroom for 30 minutes she proudly walks out with Daddy, looks at some patrons enjoying a snack and proceeds to tell them that “her poopy REALLY stinks”. Enjoy that strawberry shortcake!
– It was our first grocery shopping experience as a family of 4. I took my daughter to ride the mechanical horse in the front of the store while Daddy and the baby loaded the groceries. When the horse was done I helped her off and she realized Daddy was gone. She screamed BLOODY. MURDER. for Daddy. I told her he was outside waiting in the car and that I’d take her to him, she just needed to walk (I had a c-section and couldn’t lift her). I bribed her with everything I could think of to lewer her out of the store. All the while she’s kicking and screaming like I was kidnapping her. Everyone was watching.
I know we aren’t alone in this…tell us your stories!!