As a mom to five I’m sure there were tons of times when I had an embarrassing mom moment. I mean how many moms out there have had their child do one thing or another to embarrass them? Now I could lie to you all and say I’ve had this perfect life and never had a moment like this but we all know the truth. I’m the mom that just can’t seem to think of a ton at the moment so I’ll go over a brief few, I’m sure I’ve mentioned them here or on Facebook (The Life of a Home Mom) from one time or another. I do want to say sometimes embarrassing moments can be the silly ones and I hope my kids always find the silly in those situations.
Back in 2002 I would have more embarrassing mom moments, or somewhere around there my oldest was attending preschool and his teacher had recently told the students if they ever got into trouble to call 9-1-1. She apparently didn’t explain she meant trouble like a house fire, or a burglar because later that week I grounded him to his room for something…probably throwing a fit or a toy. I went outside to check the mail, this is like 15 steps walking, when I came in I told him to come down. He loved on me, told me sorry and all that so we went out back to play in the water. It was a hot year so we already had the sprinklers out, we’d been outside for about 30-45 minutes when I declared it was time to go back inside, cool down and get some water. Just as we were heading in the fire/police department swarmed around the back freaking me out. They explained someone had just called 9-1-1 from inside. After they did a complete search and finally left he came clean and told me he did it. He didn’t let on the entire time. So may not be too embarrassing but it is when you are in bathing suits and have law enforcement at your home.
No, not embarrassing enough? What about the time I was riding my bike with the bike trailer (for kids to ride on) attached to it and my foot got stuck in the back tire and my bike flipped upside down. I came flying over the bike, landing straight on my knee cap in front of a Marine. We both tried not to laugh, I mean imagine someone flying like that. Later this would be a horrible blow to my knee and when I finally would get it looked at it would be too late.
Hmm, another would be breastfeeding moments. I’m sure you breastfeeding moms have had those. I mean how many of you have shown up somewhere to have sprung a leak and your entire shirt is wet or just around your nipples because either 1. you forgot to put the pads in or 2. you leaked through the pads. Yes, both happened to me, more times than I care to recall. This is one reason I always carry an extra shirt for myself when I’m breastfeeding a child. There’s the time I greeted the mailman with my boob hanging out of my shirt because I’d just got the little one to sleep and the knock came and I thought everything was fine until I noticed. Yeah, not the best impression for me. So what are your embarrassing moments?