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post #101 of 130
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Originally Posted by Marylizah View Post
I had such an embarrassing afternoon.

I'm soon to be in my 8th month of pregnancy. DS, 3.5, has come down with a nasty-sounding cough. No fever, no other symptoms, just runny nose + horrible dry cough.

Tomorrow we're leaving to go to family for Thanksgiving, and I need to bake an apple-rum cake today, except we have no rum.

So I take poor DS, hacking and coughing and occasionally sneezing to the grocery store. In my cart I have fresh ravioli, orange juice and a big ole bottle of rum.

Despite the fact that I pick a normally quiet moment of the day to go, the line takes FORFREAKINGEVER. DS hacks away. The woman in front of me looks at DS, looks at me, looks in my cart, and whispers something to her daughter. More waiting. More coughing. A store employee comes over and gives DS a stuffed animal (!!!) presumably because she feels sorry for him, being sick and with a pregnant lush for a mom. I think it was the longest 10 minutes of my life.

Fun times, fun times. Thanks to Swine Flu madness, I am getting the nastiest looks of my entire life while out in public with poor DS!

I had a similar experience. I was 7 months pregnant with my second child, and we were having a party the next day. So I was at Wegmans in their liquor store after doing grocery shopping. I had my 2 year old with me, my big belly, and my dh. So we're picking out wine and liquor, and suddenly ds needs to use the bathroom. So dh takes him. As I'm getting to check out, dh comes back and says, "Geeze lady! I told you you need to cut down when you're pregnant. Oh yeah, your cigarettes are in the car." I got laughing so hard that I peed my pants a little and couldn't talk to explain to the chashier that that was my dh and he was just fooling around. Thankfully she caught on and started laughing too.
post #102 of 130
OMG, these are soooo funny!

My dd is only 12 months and I can't think of any with her...

But when I was about 8 or 9, I kept hearing a certain word and had no idea what it meant...

So I was in a large public restroom with my mom and older sister when I decided to try out my new word...

I yelled across the stalls, "Mom, you're a lesbian!!" My older sister couldn't stop laughing and my mom was so embarassed.
post #103 of 130
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Originally Posted by waiting2bemommy View Post
I have also had to pick up turds from awkwards locations including a very crowded mcdonald's playplace, where another child came and told me that my ds had pooped in the tunnel. Of course I tried to play it off while I figured out what to do and said, "Are you sure he did it? There's lots of little babies here who are still learning to go potty." (which was true, with so many toddlers, I wasn' automatically sure it was him.) to which she replies very loud and clear, "Oh, no, he pulled his pants down and I saw it fall out of his butt!" Well, then. I guess that settles it. Then I had to crawl into the tunnel with paper towels to retrieve said turd, make my way to the bathroom through a crowd of preschoolers clamoring to see it, and then return with bleach water borrowed from management and climb into the tunnel a second time to disinfect. While all the moms and kids, now banned from the play structure, stood and waited below. no such thing as a quiet exit for me...
OMG! That is horrible. I vote for this one being the most embarrassing so far.

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Originally Posted by EnviroBecca View Post


I just remembered another family's funny/embarrassing story: About 10 years ago, I was in a dollar store, and also there were a teenaged couple with their baby about a year old riding on mom's hip. The parents were checking out the merchandise and grumbling to one another about how "crappy" it was. After a while...
MOM: Ugh! Look at THIS!
BABY: Crappy!!
MOM: Yeah, it is-- Hey! You said a word! Honey, did you hear that?!
DAD: Yeah! Your first word!
MOM: Ohh...his first word is "crappy"...
DAD: It's okay, honey, he is learning our values!
post #104 of 130
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Originally Posted by BarefootScientist View Post
OMG! That is horrible. I vote for this one being the most embarrassing so far.
I agree!!!
post #105 of 130
This thread is making me laugh out loud!

My most embarrassing story happened when DD was about 6 weeks old. I was feeling like I had this mothering thing down, so I decided to take her into the city (about 40 minutes from where we live) to enjoy the nice weather and meet DH for lunch. I got all dressed up, because I hadn't been leaving the house too much, and we drove in and I walked through the park and the major shopping district to DH's office and DD slept and I was feeling all pretty and confident and happy and like I was totally crackerjack at this whole "going out with baby" thing.

So I got to DH's office and he comes down to meet me and he says "Um, you know you're leaking, right?"

And I look down and I had apparently forgotten to wear my breast pads because my pretty shirt had two GIANT wet spots perfectly centered over each breast. And I'm talking GIANT: at least 5" across. I had been walking all over the city like that! I'm still mortified to think of it.

My family's screaming in church story involves going to the Christmas Eve service at our local church and my sister, who was I guess 2 or 3 yelling out "I know what that is! It's a lower-case T!" right in the middle of service. My parents made us start going to Sunday School after that LOL.
post #106 of 130
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Originally Posted by bluedaisy View Post
OMG, these are soooo funny!

My dd is only 12 months and I can't think of any with her...

But when I was about 8 or 9, I kept hearing a certain word and had no idea what it meant...

So I was in a large public restroom with my mom and older sister when I decided to try out my new word...

I yelled across the stalls, "Mom, you're a lesbian!!" My older sister couldn't stop laughing and my mom was so embarassed.
Some older kid told me that sticking up your middle finger meant you liked someone. So I gave my little sister the finger, and my Dad got SOOO mad. He never believed me that I honestly thought it was a sign of affection! I have no memory of how old I was: but I was a pretty naive kid apparently!
post #107 of 130
My most embarrassing (as in "I feel like an idiot") moment was when I locked my the 2-year in the car in Phoenix in front of daycare. I had to borrow their phone to call DH.

That's followed by the time I was leaving an AP park day by wrestling an over-tired and screaming DD into her carseat.

Also embarrassing (but more like "this would be funny if it happened to someone else") was the whole period when DS would say " fox" but it rhymed with "truck."
post #108 of 130
My son did poop on me in the tube AFTER bath
Luckyly we were both naked and so.......Bath again
post #109 of 130
Probably the first time my sweet little boy yelled "c*nt!" in public, while excitedly pointing at a butterfly. Yes, he managed to turn butterfly into c*nt. I have no idea how, he never hears such words here. But jeeez was that ever embarrassing (I was mortified).
post #110 of 130
DS used to call avocado "gock" or "cock". So imagine the scene, the produce sectionj of the grocery store, DS yelling out "COCK! WANT COCK!"
post #111 of 130
Well, today dd (nearly 4)and I went out for a walk in our apt. complex and for whatever reason dd had come up with this elaborate plan for our shower once we got in (we shower together) in which she would construct a little room with our shower curtain so that I could shave my legs without getting wet. She's a very loud talker, especially when she gets excited, so here we are walking home with dd telling me in a super loud voice: SO MOMMY WHEN YOU'RE NAKED IN THE SHOWER AND ARE GOING TO SHAVE YOUR LEGS I'M GOING TO MAKE A ROOM FOR YOU FOR SHAVING YOUR HAIRY LEGS (she's very excitable and thinks as she talks so she says this over and over and over as she's thinking through it). Of course, as I round the corner I discover that there are a bunch of people gathered outside one of the buildings near ours (probably just arriving for someone's lovely Thanksgiving), and naturally, they heard every word my child was saying at the top of her lungs over and over again. They gave me the strangest looks, but thankfully I didn't mentally register that until after we had gotten home and then I realized they must have thought we were totally looney. I'm glad that I was quite oblivious or I would have turned purple.
post #112 of 130
This story wasn't an embarrassing moment for me but rather a stranger in the men's room. DH was in the men's room and it was really crowded, as in every stall full and a line of men waiting. Well, a father brings a kid maybe 2 or 3 yo and puts him on the changing table. The diaper is FULL of poop and really smelly and the dad is just getting down to business. And then the little kid says, "This SUCKS!" DH said there were a lot of chuckles and smiles after that. And the dad had to agree, it really did suck!
post #113 of 130
When my daughter, now 6, was a toddler, she picked up a sippy cup (not hers) and put it in her mouth. My immediate reaction was to scream "NOOO!" and I smacked it out of her hand. I was so disgusted! Ewwww!! I then realized how loud I was and looked up, embarrased. Everyone was staring at us.... But then she starts screaming and I turn back to comfort her and her mouth is gushing blood! I accidentally busted her lip! And here all of these people around me are thinking I just abused my daughter. I was so embarassed. And I felt like such a horrible, horrible Mom because I just hurt my daughter. Luckily it wasn't too bad, it stopped quickly and it didn't need stitches. And thankfully nobody misunderstood and called the police on me. Well, they probably misunderstood...it looked really bad. But the police never showed up.
post #114 of 130
When DS1 was five, my IL's were in town for a visit. The four of us, plus MIL and FIL, went to a buffet-type restaurant for lunch. When the waitress came around to refill our drinks, she smiled very sweetly at DS and asked him if he was enjoying his food.

He smiled just as sweetly back, and said, "Yeah, but you need your teeth straight." Really, what could I do but turn beet red and apologize? Actually, I think all four adults at the table turned beet red, and my (now ex-)H kicked DS under the table.

This one isn't mine, but it's hysterical. A co-worker of mine (J) occasionally takes her friend's almost-4yo daughter (L) out for the afternoon to give her friend a break. Last month when the weather started turning cooler, J took L to the playground and they were having a great time. L slid down the slide while J stood at the bottom, and when J "caught" her off the slide, she passed a little volt of static electricity. L jumped and said, "Ow, you hurt me!" J didn't think much of it....she just sort of chuckled and apologized.

After that, every time J tried to touch her or hold her hand, L would shout, "No! You'll hurt me!" "Don't touch me, you'll hurt me!" Stuff like that. Everybody at the park was staring at J and J wanted to hide in a hole.
post #115 of 130
oh i have too many to count.

the many times we've been at playdates/playgroup and one of my kids has come out of some other room naked. "mommy i need you to wipe my buuuutt!" or "we're playing dress up!" or "but my clothes got pee on them"

about a year ago marvel went through a phase where we called her the "poop police". we would laugh at home, but in a public bathroom "mommy the lady with the red shoes is pooping!" or "mommy you said you had to pee but your POOPING!".

or when we were at vacation bible school and the dog puppet was talking about feeling the love of jesus in your heart and jet kept yelling out "hey! say 'for me to poop on!'" (thinking it was triumph the insult dog)

when the nurse at the ped's office asked what fox's name was and i said "ryan". ??

and when people ask the twins birthday i always say our anniversary (which was their due date - but 3 weeks after their birthday)

when i was huge pregnant with the twins and we spent the afternoon out and got home to discover i was wearing one blue croc and one black croc.

my number one top embarrassing parenting moment would be riding on the hospital bed down the hall from the labor/delivery room to the OR. gown pulled up, one leg up, baby's butt hanging out of my vagina for everyone to see. there was a man standing outside one of the other rooms and the look on his face still haunts me today.
post #116 of 130
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Originally Posted by aja-belly View Post
my number one top embarrassing parenting moment would be riding on the hospital bed down the hall from the labor/delivery room to the OR. gown pulled up, one leg up, baby's butt hanging out of my vagina for everyone to see. there was a man standing outside one of the other rooms and the look on his face still haunts me today.
Was his face like:

This thread is laugh-out-loud funny. Keep it up ladies. I'm not a mom yet, but thanks to this thread I think I will be extra kind to mom having these kind of moments in public.
post #117 of 130
Leaving my child in the play area of the library to check out books. She was 10 feet away but out of sight. She was about 2 and was playing with almost 5 year old brother. My older child called to me a few a few time but I thought he was going to whine she was putting her feet up on the chair, which she had been doing. I get my books, go around the corner and....

She is butt naked with a long, narrow book between her legs singing "penis, penis, look my big penis. Yikes!
post #118 of 130
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Originally Posted by boysmom2 View Post
I just remembered another one:

When DS2 was little (maybe around 2) we were out somewhere and I was trying to entertain him and keep him from running around. I had him on my lap and was tickling him a little and other silly things. At one point I put my wide open mouth against his back near his shoulder and blew hot air through his shirt onto his skin. He giggled and squirmed and said loudly, "That's hot mommy! Blow me again!"
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Originally Posted by lach View Post
This thread is making me laugh out loud!

My most embarrassing story happened when DD was about 6 weeks old. I was feeling like I had this mothering thing down, so I decided to take her into the city (about 40 minutes from where we live) to enjoy the nice weather and meet DH for lunch. I got all dressed up, because I hadn't been leaving the house too much, and we drove in and I walked through the park and the major shopping district to DH's office and DD slept and I was feeling all pretty and confident and happy and like I was totally crackerjack at this whole "going out with baby" thing.

So I got to DH's office and he comes down to meet me and he says "Um, you know you're leaking, right?"

And I look down and I had apparently forgotten to wear my breast pads because my pretty shirt had two GIANT wet spots perfectly centered over each breast. And I'm talking GIANT: at least 5" across. I had been walking all over the city like that! I'm still mortified to think of it.

My family's screaming in church story involves going to the Christmas Eve service at our local church and my sister, who was I guess 2 or 3 yelling out "I know what that is! It's a lower-case T!" right in the middle of service. My parents made us start going to Sunday School after that LOL.


post #119 of 130
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Originally Posted by mumm View Post
Leaving my child in the play area of the library to check out books. She was 10 feet away but out of sight. She was about 2 and was playing with almost 5 year old brother. My older child called to me a few a few time but I thought he was going to whine she was putting her feet up on the chair, which she had been doing. I get my books, go around the corner and....

She is butt naked with a long, narrow book between her legs singing "penis, penis, look my big penis. Yikes!
I could totally see my DD doing that!

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Originally Posted by aja-belly View Post

or when we were at vacation bible school and the dog puppet was talking about feeling the love of jesus in your heart and jet kept yelling out "hey! say 'for me to poop on!'" (thinking it was triumph the insult dog)
post #120 of 130
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Originally Posted by Marylizah View Post
I had such an embarrassing afternoon.

I'm soon to be in my 8th month of pregnancy. DS, 3.5, has come down with a nasty-sounding cough. No fever, no other symptoms, just runny nose + horrible dry cough.

Tomorrow we're leaving to go to family for Thanksgiving, and I need to bake an apple-rum cake today, except we have no rum.

So I take poor DS, hacking and coughing and occasionally sneezing to the grocery store. In my cart I have fresh ravioli, orange juice and a big ole bottle of rum.

Despite the fact that I pick a normally quiet moment of the day to go, the line takes FORFREAKINGEVER. DS hacks away. The woman in front of me looks at DS, looks at me, looks in my cart, and whispers something to her daughter. More waiting. More coughing. A store employee comes over and gives DS a stuffed animal (!!!) presumably because she feels sorry for him, being sick and with a pregnant lush for a mom. I think it was the longest 10 minutes of my life.

Fun times, fun times. Thanks to Swine Flu madness, I am getting the nastiest looks of my entire life while out in public with poor DS!
As my MIL always says, "Coughs and sneezes spread diseases." If he is coughing, he is contagious. Personally I would be giving you looks too if I saw you out with your child hacking up a storm. I think people need to have respect for other people who might not want a hacking cough, or who may live with someone who is immune-suppressed and doesn't want to bring that home to their loved one with potentially serious consequences.
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