Taking my kids out in public is not something I look forward too.
Honestly, I try to avoid it.
That rarely works out.
98.9% of the time, they are there.
Armed with unfiltered comments, inappropriate questions and a nose full of boogers!
Here are some of the things that have happened recently.
While at Taco Bell, my daughter decided that No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service applied to her.
She stripped down while we were waiting to order.
Apparently, my daughter has no respect for dress codes.
Dress codes mean nothing to toddlers.
Public nudity doesn’t phase them either.
One time while we were shopping at Walmart…
Yes, I said Walmart.
Ground zero for embarrassment.
I was looking at some shirts.
My then 7 year old informs me that I shouldn’t wear pink.
Because I look like Kirby after he has sucked somebody into his mouth.
Now, what you need to realize is, my son has no volume control.
Zero, Zip, Zilch.
So, this was said as loudly as possible and yes, people turned their heads.
Then, there is the too much information situation.
This happens every time that we go ANYWHERE!
Anytime that someone engages my son.
Hell, anytime someone looks at my son.
Screw it, they just have to look in his general direction.
Then this happens.
My son will give out his name, birth date, address, phone number, shoe size, favorite color, my bra size, his sister’s eye color and where his dad works in the blink of an eye!
It spews out of him like an information waterfall.
Most people just smile and nod.
Some people act frightened.
One person actually wrote down my phone number!
Those are just a few prime examples.
There are more.
A lot more.
It is simply a fact that Kids + Public = Embarrassment.
In one way or another.
Prepare your reaction now.
That way you’ll be ready.
This one is my favorite.
Or, just pretend they aren’t yours!
What embarrassing thing have your kids done lately?