April 22, 2011

Mother's Day Giveaway : Win a $50 Groupon Gift Certificate

Kids are always going on and on about how their moms embarrass them. “She called me baby in front of my friends!”, “She dropped me off at school with her hair in curlers!”, “She kissed me in public!”, “She told my friends about the time I wet my pants in kindergarten!” Ok, I guess we can make them squirm sometimes.

However, I would argue that there are many more occasions when our kids embarrass us. Public nose picking, screaming tantrums, or a brutally honest comment from a 3-year-old who is not familiar with the term “politically correct” can make any mom want put a paper bag over her head. And don’t let me get started on the teenage years!

I want to hear your “Embarrassed Mom” story! One entry will be randomly selected to receive a $50 Groupon gift certificate! The winner will be chosen on 5/2.

I will break the ice by starting. But please, don’t share this story with anyone. It is rather embarrassing!

My 4-year-old daughter’s preschool went on a field trip to a local farm. I was selected to chaperone. At the farm, my daughter, an avid plush pig collector, finally got to see a real life pig. She reached her hand into the pen and stroked its back. Shocked by how it felt, she loudly announced to everyone within earshot, “Piggies aren’t soft! They are pokey! This one feels like my mommy’s legs!”

In my defense, I feel I should mention that my kids were 6, 4 and 2 at the time and I considered myself lucky to squeeze in a daily shower. Thankfully, things aren’t quite as hectic anymore and I have a lot more time for personal grooming these days.

I sure hope my mom reads this and shares the story about what my brothers and I did to her at Kmart when we were kids! I still get a good laugh about that incident.

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  • Cori

    Once day I was clothes shopping with my daighter, then 3 years old. Clothes shopping with little ones is always a challenge but when you are shopping for “unmentionables” that just ups the ante on the number of possible embarrassing moments. I was in the dressing room with her trying on a bra when she says, quite loudly, “That thing goes on your boobies?” Instantly a little chuckle comes from the dressing room stall next to us, but it gets worse. My daughter in her most serious face lower her voice to a loud whisper and says, “Oops, I forgot, you don’t like that word, do you mommy?” At this the little chuckle from the neighboring stall becomes a rip-roaring gafaw!

  • http://www.marykay.com/myrafostersmith Myra

    That story is funny…my kids have called me out on my pokey legs more times than I care to remember. LOL.

    The kids and I were in the grocery store, waiting in the check-out line. All of a sudden my son says outloud, for all the world to hear, “Ewwww, Mommy…I think the lady in front of me farted, her butt stinks bad.” ***shutters*****

    Just writing this makes me cringe!

  • Candi Sikes

    About twice a week I would go to my daughter’s school and have lunch with her when she was in Kindergarten. One day for lunch the kids were having mexican food. The schools lunches were always quite good. I noticed that one of the children near us was not eating her beans, so I asked her, “Do you like refried beans?” She said, “no, not really.” My daughter chimed in and said, “well, my momma doesn’t eat them either because they make her f__t!” Yes, I wanted to CRAWL under the table. It was especially great that the teachers were also at the table and heard the conversation.

  • Laura E.

    Ok I have a pretty embarrassing story that recently happened to me. I am a single mother of a 7 year old boy. He had recently seen an episode of TLC’s “Bringing Home Baby”, in the show the baby needed to forceps to be brought into this world. Giving the baby a bit of an “egg” head. Well we went to to store and in the check out lane in front of us was a baby in a car seat with a bit of an oddly shaped head. My son when up to the babies mother and said ” dont worry lady, the doctors on the show say your babies head will be normal soon and you wont even remember the egg head”. I just wanted to find the nearest door and leave… I am pretty sure I turned several sades of red that day.

  • Donna

    I had approached my 40th brithday, which I have to say I had a REAL problem with. My son, who was 9 at the time, knew I wasn’t happy turning 40 either. A friend on mine had told him that he needed to remind me of my newly acquired age. So of course the world new I was now 40, but one day my son and I had gone to Walmart shopping. While standing on line, he turned around to the people behind and said, “Guess what? My Moms 40″ really loud and waving his arms in BIG circles. Everyone laughed, especially my son. I took in stride, but I did turn every shade of red.

  • Kare

    One day in Church my son AGE 3 was being extra naughty. SO I told him we were going to the rstroom.
    On the way out he hollored ” Mommy don’t hit me, don’t hit me ” this was in a full Church of around 450 people. I could hear the laughing all the way out.

  • Cynthia Stetson

    While in church my son was mad at me for correcting him for something. At that time I wore eyeshadow at that day it was purple so what does he yell out……”purple eyes” snickers and laughs could be heard. I tease him about it to this day.

  • Sara

    My little one was a bit constipated and we were in a public restroom in las vegas as she loudly grunted away (and we all know how sound carries in restrooms!) I could hear the little chuckles, and I chuckled a bit myself. But then she starts yelling “It’s stuck mommy! It won’t go any further! Get it out!” I about died!!

  • Renee

    When my son was 4, he met my husband’s old friend, who, at the time, weighed well over 300 lbs. My son asked my husband’s friend, “How did you get such a big tummy?” He received the reply “I guess I ate too many cheeseburgers.” I was sooooo embarrassed!

  • Nancy

    When our daughter was 2, my husband’s company had a family dinner event. They had giveaways that evening. Everyone present filled out a slip for the drawing and the slips were placed in a gigantic rolling hopper that went round and round to mix them up. One of the ladies asked if our daughter would draw one of the winning slips. We agreed and she reached into the huge hopper and pulled out a slip of paper. She handed it to the lady in charge and announced, “I got my name!”. No one there realized that she could read, and we just tried to look inconspicuous as she won the prize!

  • Tess Tannehill

    When my youngest son was in kindergarten he was learning about drugs.
    The program was called just say no. They explained to them that alcohol could be considered a drug too and was addictive. We were in our local supermarket and walking through the upscale wine section to get to the bakery. He looks around and says very loudly “Mom, are all of these people drug addicts? They should just say no!”

  • Lisa Hudson

    This story is concerning my grandson when he is about 3 years old ! I had put him the bathtub for his bath and I was straighten up in the bathroom while he played with his toys ! Then he started screaming ! Grandma you have got to take me to the dr. ! I asked him why what was wrong ! Well he was washing his body and we always called his private part a pencil ! lol He said Look Grandma my pencil is broke , I said what do you mean your pencil is broke , Well he had his pencil in his little hand and said look it has a hole in it ! ! Bless his heart ! I have laughed so many times when I think about that story !

  • Ellen Lopes

    Not my child, but my friends, he’s about 3 or 4, we’re at a birthday party, and he says to me ” you just about the fattest lady I ever saw” and this was in a very small crowded , but before I could say anything, another of our friends bent over with her butt almost literally in his face, and he looks at her, then back at me and says ” I sorry, hers about the fattest person I ever seen”.

  • Mindy

    While in the grocery store my 3 year old daughter and I walked past an extremley large woman. She was probably 200 pounds over weight and had trouble walking. My daughter called out very loudly, “WOW mom look at her. She already ate too much food.” I had to quiet her down & explain that it isn’t polite to talk about people. I passed the same lady 2 or 3 more times going down the isles of the store. I really felt for this woman. It must be very hard to be judged by people who don’t even know you.

  • Freda

    When I was about 10 years old my family went on vacation to the Great Smoky Mountain state park in Tennessee. My mother was always such a serious person, but on this vacation she came out of her shell.
    My mother, two brothers and myself were standing on a short wall with the beautiful mountains in the background so my dad could take a video of us. Just behind the wall was another level with a sidewalk on it. As we were standing there, my mother got this great idea and INSISTED that we all play the part and have my oldest brother look like he fell backwards off the wall into the mountainside (when he was actually just falling back on the sidewalk). Of course, we all “acted” the roles she instructed and my mother, with her hands to her mouth acting scared for the camera, desperately tried to hold on to my brother, grasping his arm and holding him tight before “fell off the mountain”. All those around us were amused!!
    Well, wouldn’t you know it – another tourist who wasn’t paying attention to our little scheme, just HAD to walk down the sidewalk behind us right and it was all caught on camera.
    It was a memorable time for all of us and even though it embarrassed me, I will always love my mother for making that vacation so much fun! It’s inspired me to do the same with mine!!!

  • Janelle

    I dont have any children yet, but my mom has had a daycare for over 15 years, so that always leads to some great stories! One day as she was driving the van with the kids in it to the store, they passed the local county jail. One of the little ones shouts outs “thats where my dad is staying!” as he points to the jail! Luckily we were pretty close to that family and the mom was a young single mom struggling (as you can tell!). When she came later and was sitting and venting to my mom, my mom casually asked about the kid’s dad, and she vented about his issues and going back to jail. We never told them how we knew because we didnt want her to be embarressed! but with kids you can never have secrets! :)

  • Tamica

    Do not use profanity around your children.
    I had a habit of saying Sh*t when I hurt myself. My one year old son and I were in church and it was during prayer time, thus it was very quite. ( He just learning how to talk) My son bent down to pick up his toy he dropped and hit his head. He yelled out “sh*t, mommy hurt” Not once but twice. I look up and everyone was looking at me. I wanted to died at this time. However, the pastor said “well that causes a AMEM!

  • cheryl

    Sorry Ladies, but I believe this story trumps them all! My youngest son and I then about 3 at the time were in a medical office waiting for my older son to finish his therapy when I had to go to the bathroom. I took him into the stall with me because I always feared someone would walk out with him or he would go out the door. So he’s in the stall with me and I’m doing my thing when out of the blue he sticks his entire head under the stall door next to me- I could have died but I was in no position to do anything about it other than BEG loudly for him to put his head back in our stall. He was not listening as he was engaged in conversation with the woman in the stall. He asked her what are you doing- to which she replied- business, he then asked her what kind of business? In between laughing, she said potty business. Meanwhile the entire bathroom is erupting in laughter and I am desperately trying to finish up my own “business” to pull him out from under the stall. I finally got him out from under and came out to wash up, along with the sweet woman from the next stall. I told him it was rude, he had violated her privacy- to which he turns to her and says “i’m sorry stranger lady for violating you.” I literally had to pick this woman up off the floor she was laughing soooo hard. I saw her every Thursday for the next 6 weeks when my son had therapy and had to relive it. Yea Motherhood!

  • Jeff

    I have a twin sister and when we were kids 5 o6 years old in the early 70’s, our family trips were always in a rented RV and out seeing the country somewhere or another. One year I remember we were in San Francisco for a day and my father was off doing his own thing. My mother, sister and I were out driving around SF in this giant 35+ foot motor home through the streets of SF. We somehow got onto a street that had no exit and let right across the Golden gate bridge. My mother was scarred out of her mind since she was a child of pretty much any bridge she crossed not to mention now having to drive one of the biggest in the country. She started sweating, cursing and screaming until she got about 1/2 way across where she stopped and started the panic attack. she threw the motor home into park and went to the back of the coach. Finally after about 30 minutes or so the police showed up and drove the monstrosity the rest of the way across and then back into SF since she would not be able to get back over with out another issue. She since has passed of Breast cancer but I have to tell you that story is still one that gets told around the fire pit at gatherings with my sister and brother. Needless to say my sister and I have a good laugh the whole time it was happening too. Sure do miss her….

  • Marylee Anderson

    At a picnic several children were trying to outdo each other with stories of what their mothers could do. My child yelled above the others, “My mommy can grow hair on her tummy.” That sent the entire adult audience into laughter, and me wishing I could melt under the picnic table.

  • Tracey Walker

    I did not breast-feed my children and unfortunately I am not very “blessed” in my upper body so I guess my poor daughter had no idea what breasts were. When she was about two years old, we were at a church picnic and she wanted me to pick her up. I was talking to one of the older ladies of our church who was definitely “blessed” in that area and when I bent down and picked my daughter up, she just reached out and grabbed this poor woman’s chest with both hands and squeezed. She just laughed and pushed her hands away, but I was SO EMBARRASSED!!!

  • Carol Donnermeyer

    This could take awhile. My daughter had terrible tantrums in her toddler years and she had a tendency to love to run off on me. We were in Kohls and she didnt get something she wanted. So she laid down in the middle of the aisle and proceeded to have a feet kicking fist pounding head banging everything but pea soup out of her mouth tantrum that went on for almost five minutes. Other shoppers gingerly moved over or avoided the aisle while looking at us like parents from hell.
    My husband took her to the super market at age four and at the meat case she started to yell in her loudest voice “PIGS FOR SALE PIGS FOR SALE”. Even the butcher was holding his sides with laughter.
    We did not allow her to have candy and it was a constant battle. Around age 8 I was working in the flower beds below her window and started to find all kinds of wrapped candy in the dirt. Seems she was afraid she was going to get caught and pitched it out the window.
    Up into her teen years, cleaning her room was a major challenge. I would have to sit on her bed and use one of her stuffed animals to direct her what to do. So Radar the bear would use a bear voice to tell her to pick up shoes and put them in the closet. Put all the dirty tissue in the basket. ETC ETC

  • Heather

    When my daughter was about three years old we were in the grocery store and my daughter (who has no sense of personal boundaries and really likes people) told a woman she walked up to that she was really funny looking and why did her eyes do that? (The woman had a lazy eye.) I thought I was going to burst into flames I was so red. I apologized profusely. The woman said it was no big deal but I could she she was upset about the situation. I was mortified!

  • Marilynn Walton

    For my story, my kids were not trying to embarrass me, but it was a bit embarrassing! It was opposite sex day during homecoming and I had 2 sons in high school. They borrowed some of my clothes, and I watched as my 2 hairy legged sons walked down the alley and into the street dressed in my clothes! I still shutter whenever I think of it!

  • Carol Solze

    When my neice was about 3 she had to go potty. We were standing in line at a store so I told her she had to hold it a few minutes untill we checked out. So she was holding herself even when we were heading to the bathroom. People looked at us and hopefully they understood

  • Kelly Kimmell

    This was so embarrassing that I wanted to crawl under something. So when my daughter was almost two she was going through the inquisitive stage. She had been asking me questions about my eyes, hair and such. Well of course she asked what my breasts were and I replied something like these are Mommy’s boobies. Well the next day in church as everyone was getting settled in to hear the surmon, my daughter looked over at the lady beside us, pointed at my chest and said, in a loud voice, “These are Mommy’s boobies”. As the entire church turned and laughed, I turned every shade of red and apologized. What I really wanted to do is crawl under the pew and not come out until everyone went home.

  • flipflopflo

    We were having a family get-together at our pond and my elderly grandmother, husband and three-year-old son were fishing. There was a huge bass my husband had been trying to catch for a while, so he was fishing in that area. My grandmother and son were with him watching and hoping to see him bring in the ‘big one’. Well, the fish got on the line and they were excited as he tried to reel it in…when all of a sudden the line snapped. My husband exclaimed, “Son of a gun!”. My three-year-old son had heard me correcting his father in the past for his choice of words and without hesitance pointed his finger and told his daddy…”Don’t you say ‘son of a gun’!…say ‘son of a b*tch’!” My poor grandmother could hardly breathe from laughing so hard!

  • Monika

    When my son was 3, we were just entering the grocery store when a rather large, heavy-set man walked in front of us. My son pointed right at him and said at the top of his lungs “Look Mom! That man has big boobies!”. I was so embarrassed, I wanted to turn around and walk right out of the store.

  • Rae

    My 7 year old son was in 2nd grade and his teacher (Teresa) and her husband (Kenny) were personal friends of my husband and me. In class she was going around the room asking the kids if they had any stories to tell, and my son anxiously waves his hand. He proceeds in telling the teacher and class that his Dad came home from playing golf last night, professing that he was never playing golf with Kenny French ever again…..because he gets so drunk on the golf course that he can’t even hit a ball and their team always looses the tournament. Teresa was so embarrassed and called me to say that kids say the darned things…..and that one was on her; she would never live it down!!!

  • Bonnie Turner

    When my son was about 3 years old he and I were in the dressing room at Target.
    He had a bad habit of laying on the floor and peeking under the walls. This one particular day he was laying down on the floor (After I had sat him down on the bench for the 4th time!) and he annpuced to the lady in the next dressing room “hey lady you got a hole in your panties!” OMG!!!! I grabbed both of his legs and yanked him back to the middle of the dressing room and literally ran out of the store with him. I was mortified!

  • SILVANA MOSCATO

    MY FOUR KIDS HAVE FOUR LEGS EACH..YES, THEY ARE KITTIES! LAST MONTH MY HUSBAND’S CHILDHOOD FRIEND CAME TO VISIT US. AS A WELCOME, MY KITTY, VERONICA, PRESENTED HIM WITH A DEAD BUG!

  • Lisa

    We were camping and I had always impressed upon my kids that we did not go into the public restroom without our shoes on. While using the restroom, my then 3 year old daughter peered under the stall at the person’s feet who was using the next stall. “Mom”, she exclaimed, “that lady has bare feet!” Then she paused and continued, “BIG, bare feet!”

  • malinda kordell

    When my 13 year old was younger, we were grocery shopping together. In an aisle where there was no one else, I had to release “gas”. As we approched the main aisle, my son said, in a very loud voice, “Eewww, Mom you farted!” Needless to say, I was very embarrased as other shoppers heard him and looked at us.

  • Sharon

    On one particular school morning, my husband was tired from working long hours and was somewhat crabby. I told my then young daughter just to leave Daddy be, that he’s “crabby this morning”. Fast forward to later in the day when I receive an email from my daughter’s teacher who said that my daughter had been quite upset. The teacher asked my daughter what was wrong and she told the teacher that Mommy called Daddy “crappy”, a word that we said was a bad word and didn’t allow the kids to say. I explained what had transpired and the teacher and I had a good chuckle. Kids definitely say and do the darndest things.

  • Kathie Dougherty

    One day I was taking my two children ages 3 and 4 on the city bus to go shopping and while I was paying my 4 year old daughter shouts out “Mom that man doesn’t have any hair.” The next time I saw the man he was wearing a hat.

  • Joyce

    My granddaughter lives with me, when she was potty training she was fasinated with her bowel movements. She always would want to get off the pot and look at what she had created. One day when we were in a public restroom and when she finished and checked it out she said loudly, Look those two are hugging. Everyone thought that was a funny observation.

  • Tracy

    My 7 year old daughter loudly asked in a crowded hot dog stand one Saturday afternoon if the hot dogs we were eating were “just dead dogs”. She then proceeded to tell everyone that would listen that not only does she eat dead dogs, she drinks cow’s pee (better known as milk). She insisted that the cow’s milk was really cow’s pee. Let’ just say, she gave everyone a good chuckle and perhaps ruined their appetite!

  • Elizabeth Medley

    My son the other day at his pre-k class told everyone that I had dirreha and it was really bad and stunk. I wanted to just run and hide. I said well one thing is for sure kids keep it real. I told my son thanks so much for sharing that with your class I am sure that is something they really wanted to know.

    Kids just gotta love em they will and do keep it real.

  • Tonya Keener

    When my sister and I were small a neighbor was babysitting us while my parents went somewhere. I had overheard my mother calling several people to babysit us but they were all busy. I told the neighbor that was babysitting us that the only reason she had the job is because everyone else was busy.

  • Kathie

    My daughter who was 4 at the time and me were on a bus in downtown Seattle when out of the blue she asked very loud “Mom why are people brown” and before I could respond she asks “Did somebody paint them brown?” I looked around and everyone was caught off guard with this question and many were holding back a laugh while looking at me at how I was going to answer. Of course I explained that God made people with all different colors so we didn’t all look the same. Later we had a long talk.

  • Sue Meyer

    I’m not a mom, but had a funny incident with my nephew when he was about 4—he looked at me and said, “If you don’t have any kids, why do you have these?” and grabbed my boobs! My sister and I just cracked up, and all she could say was, “He’s definitely his father’s son!”

  • Katherine

    Many years ago, when my middle daughter was young, she had a friend over to play. When the friend was leaving she said goodbye to me, but gave me funny look. After she left, I asked my daughter why her friend looked at me like that, To understand this you have to know that this daughter was the next to the youngest of 6 children. She said, well my friend asked how come I didn’t look like any of my brothers or sisters. I told her I was adopted. Then I said, well really, its like this. My mother had an affair and my father loved her so much, he said he forgave her . Later on while shopping in the mall she asked me for some animal slippers. I told her I couldn’t afford them for all 3 girls, so she could’nt have them. She left me in the store , running over to the railing ,saying “I’m going to ask my real Daddy to buy them for me”

  • Patti

    I was pregnant with my second child and that particular day I had an appointment with my doctor since I was close to my due date. The doctors office was packed and my husband was with me to take care of our son who was 3 years old at the time. My son hollered to me “mommy, did the doctor take the baby out of your belly?” I gave my husband a penny & told him to go buy our son a bubble gum as I was so embarrassed.

  • Andrea

    When my son Austin was 3 years old, it wasn’t too far off of him being fully potty-trained. So when he said he needed to go potty…it was drop everything and find a restroom, even if that meant leaving your shopping cart at the supermarket.

    Well…supermarket it was. Austin announced he had to go potty. So I grabbed him out of the cart, rushed him to the restroom, where there were 2 other people in there.

    Taking advantage of the time, I decided to go as well, (obviously in the same stall since he was 3 yrs old). I could hear 2 employees talking at the sink with water running, and there were 2 other people in stalls. Once I sat down, my Austin yelled, “Mommy, don’t forget to point your penis down!”

    I did remind him that mommy “doesn’t have a penis, mommy has a vagina”, but I waited until the employees left the restroom before I could emerge.

  • Paula Biangella

    When my daughter was about 3, her hair turned reddish so I thought I’d dye my dark brown hair to match hers. When I picked her up at daycare she yelled “You are NOT my Mommy! My Mommy doesn’t have red hair!” I was glad we were at a place that knew me!!

  • Kristi

    Several years ago, we were in the process of adopting one of our daughters. She hadn’t been raised in a great environment and was witness to several things kids shouldn’t be witness to.

    Not knowing this, we go clothes shopping. As we’re in the full dressing area, we start trying on clothes. We finish and before I open the door, she loudly says, “you need to take the tags off that before you put it in your purse!” Total silence fell in the stalls around me, as I am speechless and slunk out of the dressing room with this cute little girl in tow. I was sure security was going to stop us before we got to the front door, but we lucked out.

    For several trips after that, I would talk to our little girl before we went in a dressing room, assuring her that stealing clothes doesn’t happen with her new family.

  • marcy major

    when my son was just a baby a girlfriend and i went out to lunch and took my son along. we got to the restaurant and all my son did for about 15 minutes was cry and fuss and carry on. no matter what i did to calm him down (gave him a bottle, pacifier, rocked him) he would not stop. after about 15 minutes the manager of the restaurant came over to our table and told us people were complaining and told us to leave. i was never so embarrassed (and somewhat pissed off at the management) in my life and i stopped going into that restaurant until my son was a lot older.

  • Willis

    How about a granddaddy story? Babysitting my 5 yr. old grandson, I took him to the neighborhood pool. When I took my shirt off, he yelled out for everyone to hear, “Willy, you have boobs! Are you about to become a girl?”

  • Stubby

    My daughter was 4 and met my great-grandmother who was 92 at the time. My daughter asked her how old she was and then told her she was pretty old. I was so embarressed as it was the first and only time I had seen her. Grandma gave brought my Mom some popcorn that she grew and my daughter told her that her gramma only made popcorn after my daughter was in bed so she couldn’t have any. I can imagine what my Great-grandmother thought.

  • Karen Thompson

    While potty training my then 3 year old daughter, I always praised her for doing a good job and clapped and made a big fuse when she used the toilet. Imagine my embarrassment when I used a pbulic restroom at the mall and my duaghter clapped her hands and shouted “Good job mommy!” Upon leaving the stall, the lady at the sink said, “it’s nice to get recognized for the little things we do!”

  • Ellen Dean

    When my oldest son was 4yo, I sent him to answer the door because I knew who was knocking. I was expecting my visitor to come later,so I was still in my nightgown. I asked my son to tell the visitor that mommy would be there in a minute. As I was changing clothes, I heard my son say” come on in my mommy’s naked.”

  • http://www.caninerescueofcentralpa.org Linda Peck

    Many years ago while shopping with my 4 year-old son, I heard “help” coming from the front of the small, mall clothing store. He had succeeded in pushing his head between the bars of a rot iron fancy fencing but pulling back out was not working because of his ears. No tears, no injury but both funny and embarrassing at the same time. Too bad this was years before digital cameras!

  • Sue

    While going through a horrible divorce, my two young boys and I attended a Christmas a non-profit organization party. I knew everyone at the party since I was on the board and very active in the group. My sons joined others in playing while we awaited the food. I was talking to people I hadn’t seen in a while when I overheard people complaining about parents raising horribly behaved kids like those over there who fought with other kids and put gobbled food from bowls. They were taking the spoons for serving and tasting everything people brought to share and then returning the spoons into the bowls! I called them from an out of the view location and took them home. I never told anyone the wild kids at that party were mine.

  • tina

    We live. Where there is alot of Amish. I had my daughter I think she was three at the time in the store with me. We turned down a isle with about six Amish woman and her eyes got huge, I was like just hush til we get off the isle. She was like mom, mom, mom, then screamed there are witches everywhere! They all turned looked at me as I got off the isle as soon as I could:)

  • maryam

    My son age two has gracefully embraced the repeating stage, our parenting style has always been to learn what is appropriate instead of completely changing who. we are. Of course we are chastised for this and warned that one day he would drop the “F” bomband we would have a foul mouth little boy on our hands, mainly by nanny who is his best friend and dismayed by us. I must say though that when he dropped a bag of beads I was letting him carry in the quiet craft store and he let out a big ol, “oh s!@#” I was very embarrassed as the mom next to me with her two kids looked down at me as I corrected him with proper little boy words ” oops”. My only gratification is that we rarely say this word because we say f@#$. But Nanny does occasionally use it and therefor he was copying his Nanny. We are off the hook. So I stood up apologized to the other mom and said “I so sorry his Nanny swears like a truck driver, but what can you do, that’s his Nanny.” She smiled and said don’t i know you can’t. Tell grandma’s anything.

  • Alma

    My son was about 3 years old, and we were at the playland in a McDonald’s restaurant. I had my diaper bag filled with stuff, including a sanitary napkin. He went to the diaper bag to get something, saw the sanitary napkin and promptly pulled it out and said to all that would hear and as he waved it in his little hand, “These are my mom’s diapers.” That has been my most embarrassing moment.

  • Diane

    First I was going to say how my daughter thought any male with long brown hair was Jesus and would announce it in a loud voice no matter where we were. I think I’d have to say, though, it was when a girlfriend and I went to K-Mart to see Jacklyn Smith. She was doing the line of clothing and was making visits to various stores. I always thought she was pretty, and I thought it would be neat to see her in person. (She’s tiny and gorgeous!) She signed autographed photos after her little promo. I got a photo signed for my son and one for my daughter. Jacklyn asked if I’d like one, and I said, “No thank you. That’s all right.” She assured me it was no problem to sign one and asked what my name was. I replied, “Diane”. She asked if it was spelled D-i-a-n-e. My learning-to-read daughter quickly replied, “No! It’s M-o-m-m-y!” Jacklyn was very gracious and without missing a breath said, “You’re a good speller.” I wanted to disappear.

  • Victoria Kilpatrick

    We had a lady that would come and help me clean our house. My 3 year old son said, “You are invited to my birthday party.” She was visibly excited at his invitation..until he followed up with, “so when I drop something on the floor you can pick it up.” I was mortified.

  • P Muldowney

    I ‘m a stay at home mom. So when my kids were younger, they didn’t get out too much. I took my 3 yr old to the doctor and while waiting in the waiting area a nice black lady sat next to us. He kept staring and finally asked in a loud voice. “why is she so dark?” aagghh!!!! I just calmly told him that God made everyone different colors.

  • Michelle Yuhas

    I was at my grand daughter’s chorus concert. She had her hands crossed and wasn’t singing. My son walks up to the stage and says something and then walks away with a smirky smile,his manerisms made it look like he yelled at her. My poor grand daughter started to cry and got off the stage.The principle came to me so I could soothe her. Iwent backstage.Then as the concert was getting over,someone yelled at my son as to what kind of father he was. A fight broke out and the security guards were called down. It was terrible all I wanted to do was get my grand daughter out of there without anyone seeing me. We had sat up front so the whole audience saw everything. To say the least,my son told his daughter if she sings he will take her to Chucky cheese! What an embarrassing night!!

  • Kristen

    My husband and I took our almost three year old daughter to the hardware store recently. While in an aisle, a man stomped by looking visibly POed. We all couldn’t help but notice how mad he looked but of course my daughter, very loudly, said “Wow Mommy! Why is that guy SO mad?” I tried to whisper for her to be quiet but then she said “He was walking like this,” and proceeded to show us how he was stomping. Mind you, the man was shopping in the SAME aisle and could see and hear everything. Needless to say, we started shopping in a different aisle ;-)

  • christine

    I was newly divorced and this rather handsome man struck up a conversation with me in CVS. I was looking to purchase some foot powder for my walking sneakers and accidentally picked up fungal powder. My 9 year old daughter loudly announced “ewww Mommy look at the picture of the ugly feet on the fungus powder bottle!! Is your fungus really that bad?” Well I could have killed her. The handsome man turned red and couldn’t leave fast enough.

  • Karen H.

    One morning when my oldest daughter was 3 or 4 her school called to inform me that she had lice and that she needed to be picked up immediately. I rushed to pick her up and then I immediately called her paternal grandmother because she had just returned from spending spring break with her. I had never had lice and didn’t have any experience with it. Her grandmother told me that my daughter’s cousins, who the grandmother was raising, had lice the week before her visit. She thought she had gotten rid of it but apparently not. She told me what to do. It was a very tedious task because the lice had also laid eggs in her hair. She had very long and curly hair that easily tangled. It took a few shampoos, but we eventually got rid of the lice and their eggs. The first embarrassing thing was that the school had to send out a notice to all the other parents informing them that a student had lice and to check their children. Although my daughter wasn’t named, I felt really bad about the whole thing. The second thing was the most embarrasing and it went on for months after the lice were gone! My daughter would loudly announce to everyone and I mean everyone that even looked at her that she had eggs in her hair. Total strangers would smile in her direction and she would yell, “I’ve got bug eggs in my hair!” Each time I would want to disappear.

  • Shirley

    When my son was only about 18 months old, he drove me crazy pointing to objects and asking “What’s that?’ Being the good Dr. Spock mother, I responded to his queries truthfully, even the body part ones. One day we were shopping in the supermarket. I was pushing a cart with him sitting in the kiddie seat. The store was very quiet and all of a sudden my son yelled, as loud as possible, “I got penis.” To this day I don’t know how I managed to make a quick save by also yelling as loud as I could, “No! You can’t have peanuts, it’s too close to dinnertime.” That was 50+ years ago but something I will never forget.

  • Shirley McGinnis

    When my son was 21 months old (his 2nd thanksgiving) my husband I were at the meat counter of our favorite supermarket surrounded by other shoppers. The owner of the store was behind the counter and enjoying the fact that we were allowing our son to choose the turkey. We were having a large crowd for the holiday and were certain he would choose the largest bird. He did and the owner said, “Hand him over and I’ll show him the meat locker.” They disappeared for a few minutes. When they reappeared, the owner of the store said, “Tell your mom what you saw.” Without hesitation, my son blurted out, “Dead horses.” Years later, my son was still referred to as “The guy who ruined my meat business with two words.”

  • sue brandes

    When my daughter was about 2 I went out to eat at a Perkins resturant with my girlfriend. And in the middle of lunch my daughter put her hand up in the air and said look mom what I got(it was brown & out of her diaper). Of course there weren’t enough napkins at the table and I had to try to rush her into the bathroom. And guess what I forgot the diaper bag. So we sort of left a mess and a big tip. I was afraid to go back so never did again. Another time she was around 3 and we were at the store and she made a big deal about the bras in front of some male workers at the store. Back then I was embarrassed now I think it’s funny.

  • patricia hardison

    I was entertaining a gentleman friend at my home one evening, waiting for my daughter to pick up her son. When all of a sudden my grandson screams “grandma do he know that’s not your real hair?” I could have just died.

  • Becky Horn

    When my son was 2 yrs old he spent alot of time with his PaPa. So one day I am sitting in a room full of friends and family at a BBQ and he asks me if we were going to have Puppy Peters. Everyone looks at me like “What?????” Needless to say I had no clue what he was talking about, I was trying to explain to him that we don’t eat anything called that. He was going uh huh puppy peters. Finally he tells me PaPa gives them to him all the time. I had to step away and call PaPa. I was highly concerned and wasn’t sure what he was talking about but embarrassed to death. Because now everyone thinks I give my son Puppy Peters to eat. LOL come to find out PaPa called Vienna Sausages Puppy Peters and that is what he was asking for. Strange sense of humor he has!! My son loved Vienna Sausages. After explaining to everyone the situation we all got a big kick out of it. Now my son is 14 yrs old and I tease him all the time asking him if he wants some Puppy Peters. He gets embarrassed now.

  • Leslie Hatcher

    I had recently started attending a different church than the one that I normally attended. My daughter was around nine at the time. My best friend was introducing me to a preacher that she had recently met. I had been married for many years at the time to my daughter’s father and had never been unfaithful. All of a sudden my daughter said to the preacher and to me, “Is this you new boyfriend?” Needless to say I was shocked beyond words. My face was beet red, according to my friend later. I looked at my daughter and I told her that I would deal with her after church at home. The preacher said, “Now Mama, that’s the only way kids learn is by asking questions.” I hope he finally figured out that I didn’t have a boyfriend other than my husband. :)

  • MaryAnn WI

    I’m always struggling with my weight and once I got desperate and tried pills. You were supposed to take them about 15-30 minutes before a meal and once I was at a restaurant with my son. After we ordered I took my pill. I had trouble swallowing pills in those days and my son saw me trying to swallow it.
    In a really loud voice he asked “Mom, are you taking a FatAbsorb?”! Women in the restaurant started laughing (one winked at me!). I could have died!

  • Debbie

    When my oldest son was just over the age of 2 we had been shopping in the local grocery store. He was a very early talker and very conversational at the time. As we were in the cereal aisle a very sweet looking elderly lady was shopping right next to us facing the other side of the aisle. My son in a louder than normal voice says, “excuse me lady, I have a rocket in my pants, wanna see??!!” He then proceeds to lift himself up in the cart and take his pants down. I was mortified wondering just what he was doing. I then remembered that it was the first day we were out of the house and he had on his “big boy” underware. It was fully decorated with space ships, aliens and of course rockets. Once he explained to the lady that he was a “big boy” now and no longer needed diapers she burst out laughing, looks at me and says, “oh boy are you gonna have your hands full with this one !”

  • mj gast

    My daughter telling the cashier at kroger that she has a mustache like her dad. Or screaming outloud at a pizza delivery guy that he’s dirty when he had a skin problem. He was a black man with white spots…..geez

  • Rose

    My 3 year old wanted to know why my best friend’s new boyfriend had hair all the way around the sides of his head but none right in the middle. Lol. It was the first time we had ever met him, too! ;)

  • Rhonda Holt

    My husband and I were in a home improvement store shopping with our soon to be 3 year old daughter. We were in the middle of ordering cabinets, etc when I realized my daughter was no longer standing between us. In a panic we go in opposite directions looking for her, fearing the worse. I see a group of people and go up to ask if they have seen her. Imagine my embrassment when I realize that they are watching my daughter go potty on a display toilet. Let’s just say I was relieved and mortified all at the same time.

  • Diann

    My son was (I am trying to remember how old he was at the time) likely about three years old when he decided to climb on to a lower shelf at the Safeway store I was shopping in. I only looked away long enough to have a brief conversation with an employee at the store. I looked around for my son, I couldn’t imagine where he had gone in that short time. I quickly worked myself up to hysterical and began crying and loudly proclaiming that my son was missing! After I had caused quite a scene, my son scoots out from the shelf and lets me see where he had been. That portion of the shelf was empty so he had crawled way back in it. I felt silly “losing it” so quickly…but all in all, I thank God in Heaven that my son is safe.

  • Dawn

    My three-year-old son managed to mortify me in the very crowded waiting room at the pediatrician’s office, where I had taken my newborn for a one-month checkup. After watching a mother bottle-feed her baby for several minutes, he announced to her in a very loud voice, “My baby brother doesn’t drink from a bottle. He only drinks boob milk.” Every adult in the room grew wide-eyed, then politely tried not to burst out laughing.

  • Deb

    When my daughter as about 4 yrs. old she got her first up-close look at “a person of a different color” and loudly announced that the lady “looks just like my chocolate Easter bunny”. I could have died on the spot. The woman was very gracious and said “that was the nicest way I ‘ve ever been described”

  • Patsy Sparks

    Back during the time when the Stick Up deoderizers were popular and being advertised on tv, my mom and I were in the grocery store with my three year old son. As we were going down one aisle my son loudy proclaimed, “Mommy, this looks like a good place for a stick up” just as an employee of the store walked past us. My mother was mortified and quickly explained to the employee that he did not mean a robbery!

  • Anna Harris

    When my children (both boys ) were younger, we went on a vacation to see my family in California. While we were there I had made plans to have lunch with a few old dear friends of mine. It was a buffet style, I settled the boys in to there plates of food and had gotten mine as well. Having a great time, my youngest had eaten his fill and was getting restless.. I handed them each a piece of gum and with the wrappers the oldest decided it would be fun to roll them up into little balls and play a nice quiet game of pass across the table.They had made straw barriers so as to keep the foil ball in a decent place on the table. My friends commented on how well behaved my sons were and how imaginative.Beaming with pride I go back to our conversation.With in minutes my youngest decides he would use a spoon and flip the foil ball into the air at his brother. This goes on for a few tosses .My youngest then really smashes the spoon with the foil ball and it flies out of control and lands into the mans plate at the next table.I was mortified, my three year old dove under the table and clung to the table leg for dear life..Being from a small town in Northen Maine my children had not seen many people of color.This gentleman was a large man of color and he was very gracious about it .I even offered to pay for his lunch and he declined .It took me quite some time to peel my child off the table leg..They are much older now and we still speak of the gum wrapper incident

  • http://twitter.com/womenwwin Michelle M

    Public bus in Chinatown. My nap-deprived 4 year-old following great family bonding at a museum. Poor little thing. Screams at the top of her lungs, “I DON’T LIKE CHINESE PEOPLE!” Hahahha. Ohhhhh wonderful, there are white supremacists on this bus. I wanted to die.

  • adrienne z

    we were at my baby niece’s baptism. i was the godmother and i was dressed up very nicely. my young boys, 3 & 5, rarely saw me in a skirt and heels. the entire family, all sides were there during the solemn ceremony when my young sons discovered my nylons as I’m holding my godchild. they were feeling my legs, up and down like Ralphie feeling the leg lamp, going all the up under my skirt. i tried shooing them away silently with my one free hand, but they were intrigued with the texture of my pantyhose and kept coming back. pretty soon, a couple of other young children noticed what my boys were doing and they came over to investigate. pretty soon i had 4 young children feeling my legs and pulling the hosiery and watching it pop right back into place. shooing them away silently wasn’t working because no matter what i did, they weren’t going to ignore their new toy. i was helpless and pretty soon tears were streaming down my face because my silent laughing and inner convulsions had to release somewhere. everyone but the priest noticed and there was alot of snickering going on in the entire baptismal vestibule (very close quarters) and I thought I was going to pass out trying to hold it all in. it was very funny, So innocent and very embarassing, but still brings a chuckle whenever i think of it and i’m sure it still gets talked about….

  • Irish Pietz

    It was close to Halloween and my 4 yr old daughter had been thinking about what to be dressed up as. We were out and about one Saturday morning and in a crowded store when she announced she decided what she wanted to be – “Mommy, I know what I want to be for Halloween… a witch, can I go through your clothes to find something to wear?”…. I laugh about it now, but back then I wanted some place to hide. My daughter and I still laugh about it to this day. lol

  • Jennifer K

    My 3 year old was in the mens bathroom at Home Depot with my husband. Without care of who else was in the bathroom, he loudly exclaimed that this toilet paper hurts, it is not soft like at home. The guy in the next stall started busting up, along with my husband.

  • Bonnie Anderson

    My youngest and I were shopping at the local Walmart, he was showing everyone his latest fast food toy, and out of the blue blurts out to a mum with her daughter, “Look at my mum, she’s fat!”
    Coming over to me and poking his finger in my abdomen, he further said, “If you poke her like this she wobbles.”
    He is 5 and has never said something like it before in public. I wanted to crawl away and hide, but laughed it off and said, “Kids, they are so honest aren’t they, blunt, but honest.”
    In the next aisle I took him aside and explained how some things are not nice to say out loud to others. Yes, mum is not skinny, but that hurt my feelings.

  • John Daviduke

    We were at a local eatery where they have a crock of pickels on the table. My nephew was fishing out one when he stated ‘Look I got a hard one’.

  • Christine Messer

    My kids and I were in Fred Meyer last Winter, looking for some movie night munchies. {my rascals were 18-girl & 16-boy}
    We were having fun, joking around when the lights flickered and then went out. My 16 year old son started whining very loudly “MOMMY, I’m scared…I’m scared….HELP” The lights came on and he was standing by himself, acting horribly embarassing-then he ran at me saying “Mommy…Mommy”. Some people were laughing…others had no clue what to think. My face was red, lol.

    {Oh no…I just remembered the time he asked to go to the restroom at Albertsons and he instead got one of the motorized shopping carts and zinged through the store}.

  • sharon johnson

    My lovely daughter who whould never hurt a fly said to me while in the grocey line at Jewel. “Mom why is your butt so big?” I was so embarassed, I just said “O honey its hereditary”, If she only knew.

  • Rebecca M

    Both my kids love the music. I tend to listen to top 40 music most of the time. We were visiting with my mother-in-law and attended her church. My 2 year old went to Wee Worship and I stayed with her since it was a different place. They invited her to sing her favorite song and she immediately laumched into the BlackEyed Peas Boom Boom Pow. The other moms looked at me, horrified

  • sara

    Upon giving the piano teacher a Chanukah present, the 6 year old proclaimed loudly: “We were going to give it to the Hebrew School teacher, but we forgot to take it with us!”

  • Laurel

    When my son was 3 1/2 we went to a friend’s daughter’s birthday party and at that age he had already picked up on my savvy bargain hunting prowess. So when the birthday girl opened her gift my son blurted out, “And it only cost $3.56!” I wanted to dig a hole in the carpet and hide!

  • Laurel

    When my son was 3 1/2 we went to a friend’s daughter’s birthday party and at that age he had already picked up on my savvy bargain hunting prowess. So when the birthday girl opened her gift my son blurted out, “And it only cost $3.56!” I wanted to dig a hole in the carpet and hide!

  • Susie

    My 5 year old decided that he needed to go to the potty at the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney. He slipped away from the table without notice but didn’t make it in time. The next time I saw him, he was standing next to our table butt naked. He left his wet undies and shorts on the bathroom floor.

    I ended up buying underwear and sweatpants in Downtown Disney for a hefty price but his naked butt was priceless!

  • Susie

    My 5 year old decided that he needed to go to the potty at the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney. He slipped away from the table without notice but didn’t make it in time. The next time I saw him, he was standing next to our table butt naked. He left his wet undies and shorts on the bathroom floor.

    I ended up buying underwear and sweatpants in Downtown Disney for a hefty price but his naked butt was priceless!

  • Andrea

    My oldest daughter was 2 ½ and she had a newborn baby sister in the stroller. We were at a department store and she – having a terrible 2 moment – decided she had to push the stroller herself. She started screaming at the top of her lungs “PUSH IT MOMMY, PUSH IT!!!!” over and over! Sadly her words PUSH IT sounded exactly like Bu!L$H*T and the shoppers were glaring at me until I could get her and the stroller out of there.

  • Andrea

    My oldest daughter was 2 ½ and she had a newborn baby sister in the stroller. We were at a department store and she – having a terrible 2 moment – decided she had to push the stroller herself. She started screaming at the top of her lungs “PUSH IT MOMMY, PUSH IT!!!!” over and over! Sadly her words PUSH IT sounded exactly like Bu!L$H*T and the shoppers were glaring at me until I could get her and the stroller out of there.

  • Elizabeth

    When my daughter was about 4 my husband had a vasectomy. He was home convalescing on the couch with a bag of peas, while she was outside announcing to one of the neighbors, “My daddy has an owie on his penis.” We had recently moved into the neighborhood and didn’t know the neighbors well so I didn’t learn about this incident till a few years later.

  • Elizabeth

    When my daughter was about 4 my husband had a vasectomy. He was home convalescing on the couch with a bag of peas, while she was outside announcing to one of the neighbors, “My daddy has an owie on his penis.” We had recently moved into the neighborhood and didn’t know the neighbors well so I didn’t learn about this incident till a few years later.

  • Sheryl

    My son was about 8 when my 20 yr. old nephew came to stay for a few days. We only had 1 bathroom, and of course, nephew was in the shower, and my 8 yr old had to GO!! I told him to sneak in, and just hurry and do his business. Next thing I know, my red-faced nephew comes downstairs in a robe. I asked what was wrong, he said, “Your son just told me ‘you have a bigger pee-pee than my daddy!'” That one has been family lore for years!!!!!

  • Sheryl

    My son was about 8 when my 20 yr. old nephew came to stay for a few days. We only had 1 bathroom, and of course, nephew was in the shower, and my 8 yr old had to GO!! I told him to sneak in, and just hurry and do his business. Next thing I know, my red-faced nephew comes downstairs in a robe. I asked what was wrong, he said, “Your son just told me ‘you have a bigger pee-pee than my daddy!'” That one has been family lore for years!!!!!

  • Amy Parsons

    On Easter Sunday, the Pastor asked the children to come to the front of the sanctuary. He discussed Jesus dying and coming back from the dead. My nine year old, Chloe, responded by saying “that is creepy” She then asked if Jesus was a Zombie. This is my proudest parenting moment. The entire congregation under 50 laughed, the rest just sighed.

  • Amy Parsons

    On Easter Sunday, the Pastor asked the children to come to the front of the sanctuary. He discussed Jesus dying and coming back from the dead. My nine year old, Chloe, responded by saying “that is creepy” She then asked if Jesus was a Zombie. This is my proudest parenting moment. The entire congregation under 50 laughed, the rest just sighed.

  • Carole

    My family visited a Chinese restaurant when my daughter was 8. They had a children’s price for 7 & under. I asked for 2 adults and one child. (she really didn’t eat much and she was real tiny). The waitress asked how old she was. I said “7”. My daughter said, “Mom, I’m 8″. I said, calmly, “Not yet, Honey.” She looked at the waitress and said, “I don’t know what’s wrong with my mom, but I’m 8 and my birthday is in July”. The waitress actually gave me the children’s price and wouldn’t you know it, my daughter ate like a horse!

  • Carole

    My family visited a Chinese restaurant when my daughter was 8. They had a children’s price for 7 & under. I asked for 2 adults and one child. (she really didn’t eat much and she was real tiny). The waitress asked how old she was. I said “7”. My daughter said, “Mom, I’m 8″. I said, calmly, “Not yet, Honey.” She looked at the waitress and said, “I don’t know what’s wrong with my mom, but I’m 8 and my birthday is in July”. The waitress actually gave me the children’s price and wouldn’t you know it, my daughter ate like a horse!

  • tracy

    My daughter was around 9 when my husbands family decided to head to the beach and stay at their beach house. As we always do we ate at the Mexican restaurant in town. We were done and we divided the kids up and headed back to the house. Later a police officer was at our door. Any chance you are missing a child? The kids were all upstairs having fun so we were confused. How about a Trisha? OMG I was freaking out and so embarrased. My sisternlaw thought I had her and I thought she had her.It turns out she was in the bathroom and came out to find us gone. He was very nice about it and understood but I received the bad mommy of the year for the next decade. My daughter is turning 18 and she still tells me how horrible it made her feel that we FORGOT her at the restaurant.

  • tracy

    My daughter was around 9 when my husbands family decided to head to the beach and stay at their beach house. As we always do we ate at the Mexican restaurant in town. We were done and we divided the kids up and headed back to the house. Later a police officer was at our door. Any chance you are missing a child? The kids were all upstairs having fun so we were confused. How about a Trisha? OMG I was freaking out and so embarrased. My sisternlaw thought I had her and I thought she had her.It turns out she was in the bathroom and came out to find us gone. He was very nice about it and understood but I received the bad mommy of the year for the next decade. My daughter is turning 18 and she still tells me how horrible it made her feel that we FORGOT her at the restaurant.

  • VICKI SELLERS

    WHILE DINING LATE ONE AFTERNOON I HAD A GAS ATTACK. MY SPOUSE WAS SETTING ACROSS FROM ME. I LOOKED AROUND AND NO ONE WAS SETTING VERY CLOSE TO US. SO JUST PASSED A LITTLE GAS (loud) AND A LITTLE BOY AROUND 7-9 YEARS OLD HOLLERED OUT VERY LOUD ” she farted” I NEARLY PASSED OUT. I WAS NEVER SO EMBARESED IN ALL MY LIFE. TO DATE I HAVE NOT RETURNED TO THIS RESURANT.

  • VICKI SELLERS

    WHILE DINING LATE ONE AFTERNOON I HAD A GAS ATTACK. MY SPOUSE WAS SETTING ACROSS FROM ME. I LOOKED AROUND AND NO ONE WAS SETTING VERY CLOSE TO US. SO JUST PASSED A LITTLE GAS (loud) AND A LITTLE BOY AROUND 7-9 YEARS OLD HOLLERED OUT VERY LOUD ” she farted” I NEARLY PASSED OUT. I WAS NEVER SO EMBARESED IN ALL MY LIFE. TO DATE I HAVE NOT RETURNED TO THIS RESURANT.

  • Joyce

    My 3 year old daughter and I were at Sears;, I was purchasing a garden hose. I looked down – she was gone! Frantic, I turned around, and there she was, panties down around her ankles, sitting on a demo toilet, peeing! I quickly snatched her (and her panties) up, closed the lid down over her little yellow puddle, and left without finishing my purchase. Here I am 37 years later, and I still tell that story to my (and her) friends!

  • Joyce

    My 3 year old daughter and I were at Sears;, I was purchasing a garden hose. I looked down – she was gone! Frantic, I turned around, and there she was, panties down around her ankles, sitting on a demo toilet, peeing! I quickly snatched her (and her panties) up, closed the lid down over her little yellow puddle, and left without finishing my purchase. Here I am 37 years later, and I still tell that story to my (and her) friends!

  • Dlbierer

    It was the early 70’s when Jesus Christ superstar was a very popular musical opera constantly on the radio… which came on the radio on the way to the grocery store.My 3 yr old daughter always loved our trips to the store. Anyway, she was sitting in the cart as we shopped and as we got into the checkout lane, there was a little boy sitting in the cart ahead of us. Since it was this time of year…he was softly and sweetly singing..”Here comes Peter Cotton Tail….hopping down the bunny trail.. he sang the song ALL the way through…immediately after he finished…as loud as she could she sing came…Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ… and so forth.. I just wanted to hide somewhere..lol

  • Dlbierer

    It was the early 70’s when Jesus Christ superstar was a very popular musical opera constantly on the radio… which came on the radio on the way to the grocery store.My 3 yr old daughter always loved our trips to the store. Anyway, she was sitting in the cart as we shopped and as we got into the checkout lane, there was a little boy sitting in the cart ahead of us. Since it was this time of year…he was softly and sweetly singing..”Here comes Peter Cotton Tail….hopping down the bunny trail.. he sang the song ALL the way through…immediately after he finished…as loud as she could she sing came…Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ… and so forth.. I just wanted to hide somewhere..lol

  • Gentyl26

    I have a funny yet embarrassing story when my two children were about 2 1/2 and 4. I had taken them out in the dead of winter to a small local indoor shopping mall with a girlfriend of mine who had no children of her own. She wanted to pick up something in the hardware store and that store had a “turnstyle” exit for some odd reason.

    Well we passed through and I heard my 4 year old daughter cry out for help. Somehow she had gotten herself STUCK in the metal slats/wheels and couldn’t get through!! My friend and I turned back to free her and just then I heard a GREAT BIG SPLASH!!

    Without even looking around, I KNEW ~ just KNEW that somehow it had to be my 2 1/2 year old son. Sure enough..he had JUMPED IN THE FOUNTAIN in the nearby concourse to retrieve pennies he could see through the water.

    I left my friend to free my daughter and sheepishly went to drag my fully-clothed son out of the fountain. I WAS SO EMBARRASSED ~ we had only been in the mall a total of ten minutes and mayhem, ensued!!

    So we HAD to leave..me wrapping my wet son up in my coat in the freezing cold temps on the way to the car.

    Needless to say..that friend never asked me to go mall shopping with her again! :)

  • Gentyl26

    I have a funny yet embarrassing story when my two children were about 2 1/2 and 4. I had taken them out in the dead of winter to a small local indoor shopping mall with a girlfriend of mine who had no children of her own. She wanted to pick up something in the hardware store and that store had a “turnstyle” exit for some odd reason.

    Well we passed through and I heard my 4 year old daughter cry out for help. Somehow she had gotten herself STUCK in the metal slats/wheels and couldn’t get through!! My friend and I turned back to free her and just then I heard a GREAT BIG SPLASH!!

    Without even looking around, I KNEW ~ just KNEW that somehow it had to be my 2 1/2 year old son. Sure enough..he had JUMPED IN THE FOUNTAIN in the nearby concourse to retrieve pennies he could see through the water.

    I left my friend to free my daughter and sheepishly went to drag my fully-clothed son out of the fountain. I WAS SO EMBARRASSED ~ we had only been in the mall a total of ten minutes and mayhem, ensued!!

    So we HAD to leave..me wrapping my wet son up in my coat in the freezing cold temps on the way to the car.

    Needless to say..that friend never asked me to go mall shopping with her again! :)

  • Threegoodlegsst

    Oh Boy, a good friend lived in Germany for a while with her Army husband and 2 daughters. She had gone vegetarian before the 2 girls were born and they never knew the difference…..or so we thought. She came home with them and her mother, the girl’s grandmother, took them out to get something to eat….at McDonalds. She asked them what they wanted on their hamburgers and both of them in squeaky little girl voices said ‘meeeeaaaattt???’ questioning if they could have meat. Well they did and neither is much of a vegetarian to this day!

  • Threegoodlegsst

    Oh Boy, a good friend lived in Germany for a while with her Army husband and 2 daughters. She had gone vegetarian before the 2 girls were born and they never knew the difference…..or so we thought. She came home with them and her mother, the girl’s grandmother, took them out to get something to eat….at McDonalds. She asked them what they wanted on their hamburgers and both of them in squeaky little girl voices said ‘meeeeaaaattt???’ questioning if they could have meat. Well they did and neither is much of a vegetarian to this day!

  • Hort7

    When my daughter was about 2 1/2, I was in the post office picking up a package. The ladies who worked there were oohhing and ahhhing over how cute my daughter was and how sweet she was holding her little stuffed lamb. My daughter innocently looked up at the ladies and said, “this is my Tammy the lamb and I love her very much. If anyone tries to take my Tammy the lamb I will kick their &*$!” They burst into laughter as I wanted to crawl under the counter and die.

  • Hort7

    When my daughter was about 2 1/2, I was in the post office picking up a package. The ladies who worked there were oohhing and ahhhing over how cute my daughter was and how sweet she was holding her little stuffed lamb. My daughter innocently looked up at the ladies and said, “this is my Tammy the lamb and I love her very much. If anyone tries to take my Tammy the lamb I will kick their &*$!” They burst into laughter as I wanted to crawl under the counter and die.

  • Anita Knox

    Several years ago, I was carrying my son to the car from pool (the ground was too hot for his feet) along with armloads of toys, towels, etc. Somehow his toe got stuck in the loop on my string bikini bottom, which untied and fell down halfway to the car. No one would have probably noticed, except it shocked me and I screamed, and had to keep running to the car with my arms full, unable to pull my bottoms on. This is just one of VERY many embarrassing moments I could mention, as I have four children and dignity is a long forgotten memory for me.

  • Anita Knox

    Several years ago, I was carrying my son to the car from pool (the ground was too hot for his feet) along with armloads of toys, towels, etc. Somehow his toe got stuck in the loop on my string bikini bottom, which untied and fell down halfway to the car. No one would have probably noticed, except it shocked me and I screamed, and had to keep running to the car with my arms full, unable to pull my bottoms on. This is just one of VERY many embarrassing moments I could mention, as I have four children and dignity is a long forgotten memory for me.

  • Farrby

    At the time our son was in third or fourth grade. We pulled into our local gas station where a sort of plump, balding employee who left his other hairs grow long, wearing glasses offered to pump the gas. With the window down our son grew so excited pointing at the gentleman and said, “That’s, that’s, that’s that’s the man with the kite and the key..” My husband and I were speechless and while redfaced, closed the window quickly.

  • Farrby

    At the time our son was in third or fourth grade. We pulled into our local gas station where a sort of plump, balding employee who left his other hairs grow long, wearing glasses offered to pump the gas. With the window down our son grew so excited pointing at the gentleman and said, “That’s, that’s, that’s that’s the man with the kite and the key..” My husband and I were speechless and while redfaced, closed the window quickly.

  • ruchel

    my son used to embarrass me all the time. but i wouldn’t have it any other way. he would embarrass me when screaming “MOM!!” at the top of his lungs while we were in a store. he would embarrass me when he was small and in a shopping cart. he had the sales ad and would yell “mom, we can afford this, it’s on sale. do we have coupons?”. he knew how i shop but did he have to announce it to the world? he would embarrass me when i turned around and all the women in the aisle were flirting with him. i could barely get though the women to get to him. now that he is grown and out of the house, i would love to be embarrassed by him like in the “good old days”. i would love for him to yell “mom” across the aisle at the store. now that he is older, he makes me proud of him. he goes to school full time and works. he has straight “A’s” and just got a promotion. but, i would love to be embarrassed by him like he used to…..

  • ruchel

    my son used to embarrass me all the time. but i wouldn’t have it any other way. he would embarrass me when screaming “MOM!!” at the top of his lungs while we were in a store. he would embarrass me when he was small and in a shopping cart. he had the sales ad and would yell “mom, we can afford this, it’s on sale. do we have coupons?”. he knew how i shop but did he have to announce it to the world? he would embarrass me when i turned around and all the women in the aisle were flirting with him. i could barely get though the women to get to him. now that he is grown and out of the house, i would love to be embarrassed by him like in the “good old days”. i would love for him to yell “mom” across the aisle at the store. now that he is older, he makes me proud of him. he goes to school full time and works. he has straight “A’s” and just got a promotion. but, i would love to be embarrassed by him like he used to…..

  • Twingit

    My 4 year old son had a stick and a ball and was so proud that he was golfing. My friends were very impressed until they saw what he made his golf tee out of…..a tampon tube! We all had a good laugh at that!

  • Twingit

    My 4 year old son had a stick and a ball and was so proud that he was golfing. My friends were very impressed until they saw what he made his golf tee out of…..a tampon tube! We all had a good laugh at that!

  • malinda k

    Our(my) comments/embarrasing moments are showing up when you google yourself…LOL I would now like to delete mine!!! too funny. Is there a way to remove our story?


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