The last page of Parenting magazine this month has a bunch of things kids have said to people that embarrassed their parents somehow. For instance, one child said something about a bunch of fat people being in the elevator with them… I laughed as I read each one, counting my blessings that so far we’ve been lucky with what has been said and to whom.
Then we went to the library for story time today.
My daughter is a very observant 3 ½ year old, and when she notices something, she wants me to see it too. So as I sat our stack of books on the counter to check them out, she desperately wanted me to notice the lady behind the counter. “Mommy, her eyebrows are painted on…” she said.
I tried to ignore her and struggled to get the library card out of my pocket, hoping we could get checked out before she said it again and the lady hear her. No such luck, and this time it was louder. “She has her eyebrows painted on, Mommy!” she exclaimed, pointing this time.
“Yes, Sweetie,” I whispered. (How many books do we have left to get scanned???)
My answer wasn’t good enough, she really wanted me to look. “Look, Mommy, they’re painted on; her eyebrows are painted on!”
Finally all the books were scanned and I was able to usher both kids out the door. I wasn’t even concerned with the fact that it was pouring at the time; I just wanted to get them to the car.
Have your kids said anything to embarrass you lately?
Shared on Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.