One of the best parts about being a mom is being yourself. Our kids are usually non-judgmental and so we find ourselves being able to be silly around them. On the other hand, there are moments where your kids are the silly ones – and that can end up being straight up embarrassing! These are the moments that are irreversible, and we can look back on and laugh.
One of my most favorite embarrassing moments with my kids is the time my four-year-old decided to be extremely outspoken with the pizza guy. She ran up to him with a giant ball of energy, jumped up in the air, and landed by his feet bellowing out her favorite term of endearment phrase: “Hi POOP!” Her older sister and I laughed and then immediately apologized explaining that she was “going through a phase.”
Another comedic moment that many moms can relate to is how accident-prone children can be. During the holiday season, my girls and I went shopping together. As I was returning some items in exchange for others, my girls decided it would be fun to play ring around the rosie. The young gentleman was busy calculating my new total when you heard a loud “THUNK”, followed by my 4-year-old’s scream. My heart dropped, but nothing compared to his. He dropped everything in his hands and turned over looking mortified. Instantly, I recognized it wasn’t a painful cry and remained calm. He was jittery and nervous, and I found myself chuckling after reprimanding the girls for horse playing in the store. He was like a deer in headlights and probably thought I was super human with how calm I resolved to be.
The last moment falls under the “laugh in private where they can’t see” moments. My daughter had gotten out of the car to tap on her uncle’s window to surprise him. As she skipped through the grass of the front yard, suddenly she flew in the air and fell. My immediate reaction was “Oh my gosh! Are you ok?!!” When she got up and dusted her bottom off I quickly roared with laughter after replaying the moment in my mind like one of those funniest home videos. Apparently, even though she was okay, she didn’t find it funny and my laughter threw her into tears. I felt terrible and tried to explain why it was so funny. She wasn’t the least bit amused. Luckily, weeks have passed and now she has found herself joking about it every time we go to visit him.
Kids will do and say the darndest things, and all we can do is roll with the punches and laugh when it’s appropriate. What embarrassing moments do you have to share that involve you and your kids? I need a good laugh and I can’t wait to hear your stories!