Today I’m sharing my embarrassing parenting story. It’s one of many if I’m honest.
This story was originally posted to Faithfully Frugal and Free in Jan 2010.
Maybe one day I will start embarrassing, my kids, as payback!
We’ve all had them. Those moments that last forever in your memory, and you pray you never see the innocent bystanders again.
They are moments that go viral on Facebook. I am so thankful my children grew up before people capturing your every move on their phones was a thing.
When I think a lot about when my boys were younger, I miss those days.
Life seemed so difficult at the time, but I would love to have those days back. Life was simple, and they were simply embarrassing kids!
Don’t believe me?
I now submit to evidence:
Article A – The Airport
When the boys were young, we traveled to and from NC to visit with the kid’s grandparents.
My life as a stay at home mom and Spirit Airlines $9 Fare Club allowed me the freedom to visit every three months.
Most of our trips from Boston to Raleigh were just the boys and me.
You may have seen me there; I was the one running to make my connection pushing a double stroller with about 60 lbs of weight sitting in it (I had some chunksters), rolling two bags of carry-on, a stuffed diaper bag, and two car seats around my shoulders!
Oh yeah, and I was probably crying!
On the way home from one of these lovely trips, we are standing in line at the gate, getting ready to board the plane, and I’m holding Jordan’s hand and have John Jr. on my hip.
John Jr. says to Jordan, “I found band-aids in mommy’s purse,”.
Jordan then starts yelling, “I want a band-aid to mom, I want one, I want one.”
This causes me to start frantically digging in my purse, trying to find the band-aids when I realize, I never carry band-aids.
Curiously, I look up at John Jr. to discover that he has unwrapped a pad and stuck it to his forehead!
Death from embarrassment! I thought I was going to die!
Quickly, I rip the maxi pad off his head and shoved it in my purse.
I’m not sure how many people witnessed my humiliation; I kept my head down and my eyes forward, and yes, I prayed, “Lord, please don’t ever let me see these people again,”
So far, so good! I think! 😉
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