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Mom Confessions: The Most Embarrassing Thing My Kid Has Done

Mom Confessions: The Most Embarrassing Thing My Kid Has Done

Don't you love when your child does or says something unexpected in public that suddenly makes you look like a terrible parent? While it's usually hard to see the humor in the situation when it's happening, we've found that these stories eventually make us laugh. To get us all smiling, we've asked our Funny Mom Bloggers to share the most embarrassing thing their kid has ever said or done. Here are five of our favorites.

1. Cursing Over Candy

"I'd love to say I have just one humiliating moment to share with the world, but unfortunately, there are many. If I was hard-pressed to pick one, I'd have to go with my two-year-old daughter's recent use of the word 'ahhhsshole' on Halloween. That day pretty much sums up my most humiliating parental moment. Ever. It boils down to a toddler reaching into a candy bowl, a woman trying to explain that she's on a budget and some prying of candy out of my daughter's hand. It did not end well." - Kelli Hadfield-Faherty of Narragansett No. 7

2. Training Woes

"It's a close call between the time when my son threw a fit in Target because I wouldn't buy him a training bra ('I AM A BIG GIRL!!!') and the time when he was potty training with the assistance of M&M rewards when he saw two pre-teen girls eating a large bag of M&Ms in a theater. He wanted to know what they did in the bathroom to get so many M&Ms! 'You go poop on the potty? Was it big poop?' Those poor girls." –Allison of Motherhood, WTF?



3. CPS, My Mom Hits Me!

"I was at home, on the phone to DHS (Department of Human Services) about claiming medical travel expenses and was trying to shoo Muffin (3 years old at the time I think) away so I could hear what they were saying  and Muffin, who was wailing and crying, cried out ‘Stop HITTING ME mummy!!! Wahhhhhhhh.’ I was expecting someone to show up on my doorstep after that." -Mee off

4. Cuticles....or Testicles?

"One morning before preschool I trimmed my son's nails and attempted to push back his cuticles. He found this more than annoying and he was grumpy about it all the way to school. His teacher noticed his grouchy mood and asked him what was wrong. He loudly proclaimed to the entire room, 'I HATE it when Mommy pushes my testicles back!' Luckily I was still there to do damage control". –Caryn of Scribbling with Crayon

5. Beer Embarrassment

"I took my two-year-old-daughter grocery shopping to pick up a few things. My husband asked me to buy him a 12-pack of beer. I was eight months pregnant at the time with my second baby, and HUGE! Since my daughter wasn't riding in her stroller — she was just walking alongside it — I put the 12-pack of beer in the stroller so I wouldn't strain my back. A little old lady saw Marley and said, 'Oh, aren't you cute! How are you today?' And Marley responded with, 'My legs are so tired. I really want to ride in the stroller, but I can't because of all the BEER.' –Christine Van Tuyl of Questionable Parenting

Can you top these? Tell us your most embarrassing parenting moment...

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CelesteMccullough CelesteMccullough 5 years
thanks for the giggles
JaneRobson JaneRobson 5 years
When my son was about 6 I took him to Disney World in Florida (we live in England) and went to see the Crush (the turtle from Finding Nemo) interactive show. The kids all got to ask Crush questions then Crush held up a bikini top and asked the kids if they knew what is was. My son immediately piped up 'it's what ladies put their boobies in'! I was a love shade of scarlet at the back of the room!!
DianneGarverConrad DianneGarverConrad 5 years
My 3 year old son and I were shopping in our local Wal-Mart and we were getting ready to check out in the garden center and a young cashier was checking us out...he had been getting antsy the longer we were in there and she was talking to him as we were checking out, she asked him what his name was and he said Terry, then he asked her what her name was and she said Sara...he proceeded to call her a liar and tell her that her name was really Turd Bird, which is a nickname that his dad calls him when he is being sneaky...I was so
CynthiaClayton CynthiaClayton 5 years
when my son who is now 15, was 5 we were shopping at Target and he asked wanted me to buy him a pitching machine. I explained that we didnt have the money so his answer was "write a check" so I explained that there had to be enough money in the bank to cover the check or the check would bounce. I explained some more and we went about our merry way. A few weeks later at the grocery store, I was getting ready to write a check for our groceries and my son yells out, "Hey Mommy, is that check going to bounce?" I was hoping for a hole to open up and suck me in quickly. :-)
MelanieCosby MelanieCosby 5 years
Ha ha! That is too funny! My son age 5 started Kindergarten this year and the second week of school I ended up getting a note from the teacher saying that my son used the "S" word while on the playground. Well my son has never said this before to my knowledge so I went to the school to see what was going on. Turns out that he was telling another child that his Daddy takes really big sh*ts! Oh my God... I was at a loss for words and all I could say to her was at least it was about his father and not me :) She cracked up as well as I. Kids!!! Lol
MaryMcCreery98630 MaryMcCreery98630 5 years
While shopping in the produce section of the grocery store and attempting to put a bunch of greens in a plastic produce bag, my 6 yr.old son lifted the front of my t-shirt all the way to my shoulders & stuck his head under it. He very louding proclaimed, "Mommy, I'm hiding, come find me!". Of course this happened on a Sat. afternoon when the store was packed w/people.
MarissaMabe MarissaMabe 5 years
I was at walmart trying on some clothes with my 4 year old daughter when she announces very loudly "Mommy you got a fat belly. Mom your boobs are big am I gonna get big boobs like you?" It was very embarrassing to say the least I left without buying any clothes cuz I felt humiliated.
Ashleigh93076 Ashleigh93076 5 years
lol! so cute!
AsperReynolds AsperReynolds 5 years
When my daughter was a year and a half old she pulled off her diaper in church then stood up in the pew and flashed the whole congragation. She is four now and has this HUGE obsession with pulling on every old persons turkey neck.
CoMMember13631159468577 CoMMember13631159468577 5 years
My almost 4 year old son once spoke loud and said "mom I went poop!!" right in the mall as people stared. I was so embarrassed. He also calls every elderly person (strangers) grandma or grandpa. Its so embarrassing!!
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