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.