Embarrassing Things My Kids Say in Public

Since finding out I was going to become a mom, awkwardness has become commonplace. I mean, there’s nothing more awkward than putting my legs up in stirrups and letting my doctor examine me while a young, male student stands back and observes (yes, I did give permission because, well, education and all. I didn’t mind but, awkward!) And all modesty goes out the window when you’re giving birth in a room filled with two nurses, two midwives, and an obstetrician. Yep, motherhood makes those teenage “mortifying” moments look like walks in the park!

Here are some of the latest “embarrassing” things my kids have done or said in public:

“Mom, why did you just fart?!” – This happened last week in Tim Horton’s. There was a lineup of people behind us when Ben asked me this. I let him know I didn’t, but he wouldn’t let it go! I kept my cool, didn’t even blush, and proceeded to order myself a coffee.

“Mommy, you can’t come in here because you don’t have a penis!” – Ben’s been using the men’s washrooms when we’re out in public (only when I know no one else is in there with him). I stand by the door and peek in to make sure he’s doing ok. He doesn’t always like this now that he’s a “big boy”.

“No, that’s not next weekend!” – I don’t usually use my kids’ schedules as excuses for not being able to attend things but, the last time I did I was called out!

“Will’s playing with your tampon!” – We were at the grocery store, and Will reached into my purse and pulled out a tampon. Ben, seeing this, had to let me know as loudly as he possibly could.

What embarrassing things have your kids done or said lately?


caroline-headshots_04Caroline is mom to two beautiful boys, wife to a wonderfully-supportive husband, and the owner of a successful social media management and content writing business called Flourish Marketing. She also blogs at Labour to Launch, a site meant to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.