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post #21 of 130
When ds was about 6 months we moved back to Canada & I wasn't quite used to all the extra steps needed to take him out in the colder weather yet. My MIL & I decided to go shopping with him & she insisted we take the stroller (another thing I wasn't used to doing). We got to this nice consignment shop & ds is SOAKED through (stupid sposies!). When I go to change him I realize I don't have an extra diaper ('cause I usually kept them in my sling which I wasn't using that day) or anything else. I had this naked baby & had to ask around in the store for an extra diaper & we had to buy an outfit to get him home in. I felt SO incompetent!
post #22 of 130
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Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
OK, not too long ago, once upon a time...

We were running late, and I was in a really big hurry. The baby (16months) was still napping and we had an appointment. So, I tell big brother to quickly wrap him up in the blanket and get him to the car as I rush all the other children out. It is about 40 degrees outside.

So, we get to the chiro's office, and when I completely unwrap Baby, he is nakey!

I never thought to check and see if he was dressed as I just assumed he was when he went to nap. Boy! Did I have some 'splaining to do!

Did the older brother not notice he was naked when he put the baby in the carseat? I bet that was awkard to walk into the office on a cold day with a naked baby!

I have to share one of my mom's stories. When my brother was three he was in a preschool with one of my dad's relatives. This little girl had a very, very strange name. So on the way to the end of year program my mom and dad were talking and my mom said "I can't believe your cousin named their little girl such a silly name. It sounds like something you would name a poodle not a child." Well after the program they were visiting and my brother pipes up and says "You have a silly name, it sounds like something you would name a poodle." My mom is horrified and says, "Jason, she has a beautiful name, don't say things like that" and of course Jason replies, "Well, that's not what you said in the car, you said it was silly." My mom wanted to die and learned her lesson about saying stuff around small children.

By the way the little girl grew up and legally changed her name because it is seriously a silly name.
post #23 of 130
LO and I (she was about 18 mo) went to one of those Q-doba type places, and of course she was greenish upon leaving....now dd was spitterupper in her infancy, and over time (with help from the dog) I got fasssst, like ninja-fast, at getting her positioned over the floor for the spitup with dog right there at the ready. So this learned instinct kicks in at the parking lot, and I have the kid held about a foot from the ground, and this man and his family stop their car and he says with a very concerned look on his face "do you need some help?????" and it took me all day to realize what on earth possessed him to ask that--I mean what parent needs help with a barfer? But then it dawned on me it probably looked like I dropped her or something!
post #24 of 130
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post #25 of 130
DS was maybe 18 months old and a RUNNER. A fast runner. How those little legs can move so fast I will never understand. We had just started using his harness/leash because he was done being worn, hated the stroller and wanted to explore.

Well, I went to turn just as he spotted something shiny and darted the other way - resulting in him snapping back and falling right at my feet. I'm sure it looked like I pulled him - to the older woman who came around the corner right as he fell and gave me a VERY dirty look.

That was our only mishap with the leash though.

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Once at the grocery store DS was in the cart and a man with a full face beard (he has a thing about facial hair) came out of a door right by us and clearly startled DS. The kid screamed bloody murder. We had just started shopping. He calmed down right away but the rest of the trip everyone kept coming up to us "oh, was he the one who screamed? you could hear it through the entire store!" Yes, I know, thanks so much for pointing it out.

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About 8 months ago DS started being able to climb into the car on his own. And, of course, insists on doing it BY MYSELF, NO HELP!!! Ok. So we're at the grocery store and I open the door so he can climb in and just as I turn to answer a question from the employee loading the groceries he slips and falls face first in the parking lot, right at my feet.
post #26 of 130
Once, older DS, X-husband and I were at a restaurant. DS was about 18 monts or so, and half-way through dinner I realize he's going to puke. (He ate too fast, or something.) I pick him up to run to the bathroom, and I realize we'll never make it, he's going to BLOW, so I just hold out my free hand for him to puke in. Of course, my hand only held, say, the first wave, then it was just dripping down my hand and arm, onto my lap, the floor, the table, etc.

I thought I was going die. My xh just kept staring at me, like, "What are you going to do now to fix this?" LOL

Gross. Gross gross.
post #27 of 130
Sharon, my DD has texture issues and if she eats something that is the wrong texture and I can't get it out of her mouth fast enough, she'll puke into my hand. Last time was a couple of weeks ago when DD, DH and I went out for a nice dinner and she tried chicken. Did I mention she is a very tall 4 so most people think she is 5+? I am always so embarrassed when that happens.

Let's see. I'd have to say the time that DD was PT and she had an accident at a clothing store. I was tired and frustrated so I sent her and DH to the bathroom to change and DD ran off screaming, "DON'T HIT ME MOMMY, DON'T HIT ME DADDY". As if.
post #28 of 130
I was in the restroom at the library and since my ds was a toddler, I'd taken him into the stall with me.

He chose the moment when my pants were around my ankles to demonstrate that he was able to unlatch the door. It was a stiff door that didn't swing shut, but stayed open. Let's just say the library patrons waiting their turn got an eyeful.
post #29 of 130
I locked my keys and my child in the car once. Ugh it was horrible! Luckily it was not a hot day. DS was very young and could not get out of carseat lock to open the door. But the worst part was that DH’s truck wasn’t working so I had to call a friend to pick him up and drive to meet me with the spare key.

Waiting felt like 6 hours even though it was only 30 mins. Poor DS was crying on and off. I was so fearful that he thought I was punishing him. I kept saying over and over throught the glass "it's going to be ok. daddy is coming. i love you."

I was totally embarrassed trying to act like nothing was happening.

That day, I got my car key duplicated and keep the spare in my wallet. Luckily now DS is old enough to unlock the doors. I was completely mortified by this experience and told no one at the time. But now I share with other moms… a good reminder that we are all human.

Rhianna
post #30 of 130
We've always used the correct terminology for body parts and dd was a VERY early talker. So in the crowded credit union, my toddler climbed on a chair, slipped and straddled it. And called out in a very loud, very clear voice "mommy, I hurt my vagina. Can you kiss it?" Um, no honey. Amid snickers (some understanding, some decidedly not), I remind her that that area is private...
post #31 of 130
When my oldest was a newborn, I came out of the grocery store, loaded her and the groceries into the car and then went to get in... the car was locked! She was locked in for about 20 minutes. Thankfully (?) that was before I knew that I was supposed to take her coat off before putting her into the carseat, so she was bundled up.

Forgot to mention, this was during the middle of winter when it was only about 15 degrees out.
post #32 of 130
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Originally Posted by carfreemama View Post
We've always used the correct terminology for body parts and dd was a VERY early talker. So in the crowded credit union, my toddler climbed on a chair, slipped and straddled it. And called out in a very loud, very clear voice "mommy, I hurt my vagina. Can you kiss it?" Um, no honey. Amid snickers (some understanding, some decidedly not), I remind her that that area is private...
OMG. I think I would have died! Not much embarrasses me... but that would have done it for sure!

Mine pretty much horrified me, too.

DS was an early talker, too, and always spoke very clearly. We were in the grocery store when he was 21 months old. I was pg with DD and was due in a few weeks so obviously DS and I had spent a lot of time talking about babies. An older man with a rather large pot belly walked up next to us. DS turned around, pointed his finger right at him and practically yelled (VERY clearly)... "Mommy, that man has a baby in his belly too!" I wanted the floor to open up and swallow me whole. I mumbled something and practically ran the other way with DS and our cart. I'm sure my face was bright red!
post #33 of 130
I just remembered a really embarressing one.

My daughter was an early talker to, and was obsessed with clocks. We were at the store and she shouted "Mommy! LOOK! A big C*CK!" (She was around 18 months and could not pronounce "clock" correctly). Of course everyone around was shocked lol.
post #34 of 130
Mine is a poop story, too.

Dd was about 8 months old, and I was going to a LLL meeting. Meeting were far away--a 45-minute bus ride and then a 10-minute walk. I wrap dd in the Moby Wrap in a front carry, and get on the bus. About 10 minutes into the bus ride, she has an EXPLOSIVE poop. The Moby Wrap contains it, but it is all over her (inside the wrap) and all over my shirt (also inside the wrap). The other passengers can clearly smell it, but there's nothing I can do--if I unwrap her, the poop will be EVERYWHERE. The bus goes through almost exclusively residential neighborhoods, so there's nowhere to get off and change her. I ride all the way to my stop (getting lots of fun looks), get off, walk ten minutes in the blazing hot sun--did I mention it was summer?--covered in poop and baby. Did I mention that I was wearing a white t-shirt? And that this particular LLL meeting was held at a yoga studio, so there was nothing else for me to change into? I cleaned up dd, rinsed out my shirt in the sink and spent the rest of meeting looking like a contestant in a wet t-shirt contest.
post #35 of 130
I have two:

1. My DD was about 8 weeks old, and it was my first big outing with all three kids. I took them, by myself, to an interactive outdoor museum near our house. We had a fine morning. Had lunch there. On the way heading out (I rarely take a stroller), they were all 3 tired. It took f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get to the exit, and by then, I was leading (baby on my back) and all *THREE* of them were crying out loud. Everyone was looking at us. I am so proud of myself, I didn't have to wait until later, I knew right then and there that all I could at that point was laugh and somehow enjoy it.

2. My 3yo son and I were at the laundromat together. We're folding the clothes. He knows that his underwear has a hole in the front in case he wants to use that someday for peeing. So he picks up my huge post-pregnancy underwear and asks me out loud, "Mama, what's this hole here for?" Me getting red, wishing he was not holding up my underwear. "Um, I don't know what you mean, the leg hole?" Him: "Is it for your vulva?" LOL. The only lucky thing for me in that situation was that he happened to say all that in Spanish, and no one in the laundromat understood his actual question, but did get to see my underwear.
post #36 of 130
Several times my ds has seen babies drinking from bottles and has run up before I can grab him, yanked away the bottle and pulled up the adult's shirt (male or female) yelling "baby chi chi!" (he calls nursing chi chi) yes I'm all about breastfeeding but I SWEAR I did not teach him that....

Also we read the book the grouchy ladybug and now he goes up to random people and says "You wanna fight?" I think he missed the message in the story.....

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...
post #37 of 130
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Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
OK, not too long ago, once upon a time...

We were running late, and I was in a really big hurry. The baby (16months) was still napping and we had an appointment. So, I tell big brother to quickly wrap him up in the blanket and get him to the car as I rush all the other children out. It is about 40 degrees outside.

So, we get to the chiro's office, and when I completely unwrap Baby, he is nakey!

I never thought to check and see if he was dressed as I just assumed he was when he went to nap. Boy! Did I have some 'splaining to do!
That would be embarrassing. I cant figure out though how your older ds buckled him in his seat since he was wrapped in a blanket? Your older ds must have some mad wrapping skills to make that work

I know I have to have many moments but I seem to have blanked them out but I will try and recall them to share.
post #38 of 130
When oldest DD was about 18 months old or so she walked up to an older woman in the grocery store and grabbed her butt. Not just a little pat as she toddled by it was a grab and shake kind of thing and then she just laughed and laughed. Little old lady was not very understanding.
post #39 of 130
When my DS was three I was being fitted for glasses at LensCrafters. He was in the chair behind me climbing around and suddenly he reached around, squeezed my breast and said "nipple, nipple, nipple" Thankfully the girl fitting me just giggled.

Once I was in a very crowded indoor flea market bathroom with my 4yo nephew. I took him into the bathroom stall with me to pee and after I got my pants down he said (very loudly) "why do you have hair on your butt?!" I do not have hair on my butt, apparently NOT teaching your kids the proper names for body parts can have it's drawbacks too.
post #40 of 130
When DS was somewhere around 20 months, I was trying to get him into his carseat and it just was not working. He was fussing, wiggling, giggling and trying to run out of the car. I finally distracted him with my keys. Then he hit the panic button, so I tossed them on the front seat. After getting him settled in, I went around to the front of the car and realized it was locked. So I tried to call a tow company to let me into my car... but once they heard a baby was in the car they said they couldn't help and to call 911. So they send the flippin' fire department, fire engine and all to let us out. I was about seven months pregnant on top of it and cried the whole time. DS was, of course, just fine.
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