Your “Secret Subject” is:
What's the worst thing or things your children have done to embarrass you in public? Name as many as you'd like.
It was submitted by: http://menopausalmother.blogspot.com
I've spent weeks thinking about this. Even asked the husband and the ONLY thing that comes to mind is the first time I met his old bosses. Justice was sitting on a stole next to one of the jewelery showcases and she pulled the front of my shirt down. I recovered fast, she laughed and they pretended not to notice. But that's it.
Tommy says it's rare that I get embarrassed. I disagree, but usually it's things I do myself and not what others do. I learned early on that embarrassment is a weakness and others will use it against you. So I don't let things bother me very easily. Which has been beneficial as a parent. They're kids. They do silly stuff. And my life is made so much easier if I just laugh at their actions instead of stress over them.
I taught my oldest to do the same. When kids make fun she's to say a simple, "Thank You". It throws them off. It takes away their ammo. And it's just loads of fun to see their blank expressions.
So I guess I don't have embarrassing moments. But man do I have a ton of photos and blogs about the things they've done that made me laugh and scratch my head.
Maybe one day I'll find myself wanting the concrete to swallow me up, but these first 10-years of parenting have been more laughing at what they do rather than being embarrassed by them.
Kids, the best source of laughter around.