When my children are older it is a given that they will find me an embarrassment at some point or another, but here’s the thing I am determined to be embarrassing whenever possible. It will be payback time… Toddlers are embarrassing and in 10 years time it will be my turn to say inappropriate things, but hopefully the pelvic floor will hold up enough that I don’t wee on the floor as they have so very many times….
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Yesterday I read an Instagram post (I can’t find it to credit the writer so if anyone knows let me know) where a small child did a great big poo next to another picnicking family – oh the shame!!
That got me thinking about all the times that my toddlers have embarrassed me and I thought I would share some of the best ones with you to give you a little giggle. I also asked other bloggers to share and share they did. I had so many great responses that I got to spend my Friday night having a jolly good laugh and probably have enough ideas to do a follow up post (I will save that for a grey and miserable day when I feel I need cheering up) Anyway I hope this makes you smile and gives at least someone having a bad day with their littles a chance to say ‘it could have been worse…’
- In a shoe shop one of the boys announced ‘Mummy I am peeing’ and true to his word before I could do anything he opened his legs wide and sure enough peed all over the floor and all over the shoes he was trying – purchasing decision made!
- A new cleaner started and she spoke very little English. When she was finished cleaning she seemed a bit stressed. Eventually we determined that she couldn’t find her shoes. We looked everywhere and there was no sign… I then noticed that my son was very quiet so I asked him had he seen the shoes. He said yes. He was only just two so we couldn’t get much more out of him than that, but after much pointing I discovered, to my shame, that he had posted her shoes through the cat flap and it was raining. It was not just spitting oh no…. I could see Noah working on an ark just in case it was raining so much!! We actually had to pour the water out of her shoes. I couldn’t even lend the poor girl a pair of mine as she had the tiniest feet ever! Nor could I adequately explain as she couldn’t understand me. I don’t think I will ever forget the sad sound of her squelching her way down our hallway – mortified!!
- Now to one of the ladies who is cheeky as you like… One day the school caretaker was teasing her by asking was she staying for school that day. She was having none of it and replied ‘I’m not staying here. I don’t even go to nursery bum bum head!’
- We are Catholics and the children attend Catholic school so Jesus is a name they are very familiar with. One Saturday we attended an ordination mass, which for those that don’t know, is very formal and grand with lots of ceremony and the place was packed! Our then 3 year old spent much of the mass exclaiming at the top of his voice ‘ I am Jesus Christ’ It was like he was stuck on repeat. I mean what are you supposed to do with that information 😉
I was that embarrassing toddler!
Now since I am sharing what my children have done to me I thought it only fair to share how I embarrassed my parents…
When I was a toddler we lived in Norway and one day in a rather nice restaurant where everyone was speaking Norwegian (it was not a given that everyone spoke English back then) I was playing with a collapsible giraffe. I don’t know if you remember these toys (it was a hundred years ago), but anyway you pressed a button and the animal collapsed. So every time I pressed the button the giraffe would hit its head on the glass in front of me and clearly this was bugging me as all of a sudden I exclaimed ‘ stop doing that silly bugger’ Needless to say the whole place all of a sudden spoke English…
I could go on, but now it is over to you…
Kate Everall shared that her toddler shouted:
“Well done, mummy! You did a poo!”
At the top of his voice so the neighbors could probably hear.