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whats the most embrassing thing your child has done in public

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mummy2aisha Wed 24-Aug-11 23:02:16

Today my 2 year old opened my bag in a busy next store at the till without me seeing and pulled a tampon out thats fine I can get over that but then she started to pretend to stick it up lady bits over her jeans I was so embrassed I still cringe now . I loved to hear about other peoples cringe worthy situtions.

munkeychops Thu 25-Aug-11 10:09:46

haha! Well mine is still a baby so can't really offer any. I rhave been told about something I did as a kid though, which must have been awful for my Dad! I was about 3/4 and he'd taken me to the gents public toilets to go for a wee (my mum wasn't with us), we were in the cubicle and as my dad was weeing I apparantly said at the top of my voice "that's a lovely willy you have got daddy, can I hold it please"?!? I am surprised somone didn't call the police, how mortifying!

TheOriginalFAB Thu 25-Aug-11 10:11:36

My son kicked a shop assistant who was trying to help me when they buggy tipped over with baby dd in it. DS1 was about 3. I made him draw a picture of apology and went back the next day to apologise again. Of course I apologised at the time.

deaconblue Thu 25-Aug-11 10:16:37

ds once whacked a child over the head with his postman pat van - it was totally unprovoked and so horribly embarrassing.

SmashleyHop Thu 25-Aug-11 10:27:44

My son was just learning descriptive words (tall, short, fat, skinny) and we were out enjoying a smoothie when a very obese woman walked into the shop. My son looked at her and waved saying "Hi big lady!!" I was mortified-

A few years later the following happened on the same day
Son and I were waiting in line and a woman was ahead us, she was bald (probably due to cancer, I didn't make her elaborate) and my son very loudly asked me... "Mom, why does that man have no hair? And why did he paint his nails like a lady?"

Later, we were in line at another place and two very dark skinned African Americans walked into the store, again my son very loudly announced "Wow mom, look how dark they are! Did they spend too much time in the sun?"

... I wanted to stitch his mouth shut after that, frankly I still contemplate doing it to this day.

farming4 Thu 25-Aug-11 10:37:18

lost sight of ds3 at the playpark and found him behind the climbing frame having just dropped the most enormous dump at the bottom of the steps! shock Stood there trousers round his ankles waiting for me to come and wipe his bum! To be fair he has verbal dyspraxia so couldn't shout but wtf happened to his signs though quite pleased he didn't do it in his pants

Catsmamma Thu 25-Aug-11 10:44:22

ds1 was trying on school trousers, dd and i were waiting outside as I also had ds2 in the buggy.

a black guy appeared and started to chat to one of the assistants about sizes for his wife, dd went suspiciously quiet and looked this man up and down before suddenly yelling "sam sam be quick.....Ainsley Harriot is here!"

cue assistants falling about the place and me muttering about Ready Steady Cook.

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Thu 25-Aug-11 11:24:45

drinking from a puddle while pretending to be a dog.

He's only 18m but i sense that this is a taste of things to come.

Marne Thu 25-Aug-11 11:30:57

My Autistic dd2 (5) often puts her hands down her trousers whilst out in public, drank out of a bird bath and a few weeks ago we were walking along the beach, i turned my back for 5 seconds and she was running across the beack naked (it was freezing cold).

DSD once pointed to a family of people who had dwarfism (sp) and said 'look at those cute little people marne' at the top of her voice so the whole of argos could hear her (we made a swift exit) blush, i was so embaressed.

mummy2aisha Thu 25-Aug-11 11:44:23

These made me smile I have a feeling that this wont be the last embrassing sitution I hope my daughter isnt like me because my mum told me I never though before I spoke and was always embrassing her.

YoungMotherTubby Thu 25-Aug-11 11:57:31

Peed in the ball pit and all the kids were coming out with wet socks - DS1 not me - he was 2 at the time

Did a poo in his swimming trunks and ran out of (public!) swimming pool holding his bum in an extremely obvious way - again DS1 -he was 4 then

DD peed in the display toilets at Homebase when she was 2 - wondered why people was smirking and laughing until I looked round and saw her with pants around her ankles

ItsNotUnusual Thu 25-Aug-11 12:00:52

We were out for Sunday lunch at a very quiet place full of po-faced older people. AT the end of teh meal, the waitress came and took our plates away but my 2 year old son hadn't finished so he waved his fork at her and shouted 'No! get off my food!'. In fairness the waitress thought it was funny, and apologised for not checking with him, but the po-faced oldies were not amused

StrandedBear Thu 25-Aug-11 12:01:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

2tired2bewitty Thu 25-Aug-11 12:19:31

DD is generally very good at recognising people she knows in photos (she's 18m) so I was rather miffed when we were staying in a hotel a couple of weeks ago and every time she went passed the portrait of Queen Victoria in the lounge she would yell "Mummy!". I do not resemble Queen Victoria.

pictish Thu 25-Aug-11 12:25:34

When ds1 was just three, we got on the bus one day, while he was singing away to himself. There was a tramp sitting on the bus....filthy dirty, ragged clothes, missing teeth...all that shebang. Anyway, he leaned over and grinned at my lad and said very kindly 'I like your singing!'
Ds1's response was to stop singing immediately and regard the man with a grave expression before asking 'Are you an idiot?'

Oh em geeeeeee!! blush

pictish Thu 25-Aug-11 12:27:29

"a black guy appeared and started to chat to one of the assistants about sizes for his wife, dd went suspiciously quiet and looked this man up and down before suddenly yelling "sam sam be quick.....Ainsley Harriot is here!"

grin blush grin blush oooooohhhhh!!!!

Pudden Thu 25-Aug-11 12:28:30

ds pulled his shorts down when we were waiting in the queue in a bank and announced loudly that he was having a poo. Sure enough he was and luckily it was a good solidy one as I had to catch it in a deposit slip!

Greedygirl Thu 25-Aug-11 14:00:13

Oh thank god, these are making me laugh. I have just had to stalk out of the pub with my DS 3.5 yrs who has just totally embarrassed me with his appalling behaviour but the worst thing was turning around and seeing all the older peope with mouths like a cat's bum - I wanted to say "he isn't like this usually!"

The worst embarrassing thing my DS has ever done that didn't make me boil with fury (see above), was point at a larger lady in a park and shout "that's a big 'un!". Luckily we were on holiday so I can only hope that the poor woman in question didn't understand him.

Greedygirl Thu 25-Aug-11 14:01:06

Pudden - grin quick thinking!!! Not what the bank had in mind but still technically a deposit I guess.

skrumle Thu 25-Aug-11 14:10:25

DS - age 4 - likes to (loudly) discuss his poos. so anytime we go to public toilets i have to listen to other people sniggering while he's saying:
"oooh, think it's going to be a big one mummy"
"is it a big one mummy?"
"that IS a big poo, isn't it mummy?"
"look, there's a little one too - i did TWO poos!"

special treat times are when he likes to enquire about what i'm doing:
"are you going to do a poo mummy?"
"just a pee-pee then?"
"are you done yet? that's a very big pee-pee you're doing!"

etc, etc...

weegiemum Thu 25-Aug-11 14:12:35

I was feeding ds when he was 3 months on a coach when dd1 (2 at the time) stood up and screeched "I'm BAAAAAARE" - and she was! I hadn't been paying attention.

greatescape Thu 25-Aug-11 22:17:28

When my ds was 3 he threw a tantrum on the bus. I sat him next to me and held him He shouted " Get her off me I dont know her someone help me she is holding me and I dont know her" Everyone on the bus was watching while I had to explain I was his mother.

MedusaIsHavingABadHairDay Fri 26-Aug-11 00:30:53

My son is autistic and has been obsessed with how tall/short people are, since he was tiny.He was 9 at the time with a very high voice, and he had just watched Charlie and the Chololate Factory (this is revlevant honest!)

We were in the co-op in a long check out queue and he spotted a person with dwarfism...

He was actually quivering with excitement as he squealed;

'LOOK! There's an Oompaloompa!!!!!!!!!'

I could actually see people in the queue's shoulders shaking ...blush

CointreauVersial Fri 26-Aug-11 00:45:10

This wasn't my DCs, it was my little brother.

We grew up in a small village, with a predominantly white population. We went for a day trip to London, my DB was in a buggy, about 2yo. We were trying to get the buggy down a flight of steps into the tube station and a very kind black chap stepped forward to help.

My DB fixed him with a horrified stare, pointed, and exclaimed "Dirty man! Dirty man!". I seem to remember the guy laughed it off, but my poor mum was mortified.

DB now lives in Rotherhithe, so is now a little more aware of the diverse population of our capital city!

EttiKetti Fri 26-Aug-11 03:45:20

When my DD was about 2, she stood in the shallow area if the pool at center parcs, faced the seating area, pulled her swimming costume crotch to one side and watched herself pee in the pool. It felt like a horror movie in slow-mo.shudder

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