15 Embarrassing Parenting Moments
Kids say the darnedest things—in public, in front of strangers, all the time. Here, 15 BabyZone moms share their most embarrassing parenting moments.
Great Balls of Fire
“I picked up my 3-year-old darlin’ son at daycare and took him to the park to play. While we were at the park, and without me knowing it, he put two prickly gumballs from a tree in his pocket. After the park we went to the store. As we were waiting in line to check out I noticed he had two round things in his hand, and I asked, ‘What are those?’ He replied (and I swear it sounded as though he had a microphone up to his mouth), ‘My nuts were hot so I had to take them out of my pants.’ Everyone in line snapped their heads around and looked at him—I can only imagine what they were expecting to see. I told him that those weren’t called nuts, they were called gumballs. Then he said, ‘Well, mommy, my BALLS were hot so I had to take them out of my pants!’ I must have had this horrified look on my face, because this sweet man walked up to me and told me that was merely the tip of the iceberg as to what he’s going to do or say in public to embarrass me!”
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