The Things our Toddlers do to Embarrass Us

Embarrassment? Part of Motherhood!

Embarrassment … it is part of being a parent to a toddler!  I mean, let’s face it – they just don’t know any better when they are this young.

I can think of a number of instances in the past couple years when the kids have blurted out the word penis in public.  They’ve picked their noses, and as I ran with a wipe to snag it off their fingers,  they shoved it right into their mouths — in a room full of people. And my face turned beet red.

But it is par for the course right?

Over the past couple days a knock-knock joke involving a penis, apple, and banana caused me a great deal of embarrassment. So, I asked my readers what has been the most embarrassing thing their toddlers have done in public.

And boy did I get some hysterical answers that kind of made the inappropriate knock-knock joke seem like a cake walk.

  • Stretch Marks are Private! 1 of 7
    Stretch Marks are Private!
    Reader Katy K Said her most embarassing experience is :
    When her toddler pulls my shirt down in public or lift my shirt so everyone could see my stretchmarks
  • I POOT’ED! 2 of 7
    I POOT'ED!
    Alex F shared:
    "She walked up to a total stranger and yelled "HI" at her and the lady said hi back and asked how she was and my daughter shouts "GOOD, I POOTED!"...I about died."
    Photo Credit: Shutterstock
  • Parking Lot Tantrum 3 of 7
    Parking Lot Tantrum
    I always dread my kids acting out in a parking lot just because of the safety issue, but Judi shared this:
    Thrown a fit in the parking lot, while I was holding my newborn.
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • The Public Restroom Comedy 4 of 7
    The Public Restroom Comedy
    This one gave me a good laugh!
    Kelly shared:
    Took a 16 minute stinky in the only restroom in a very small restaurant. After she had told everyone where she was going. While inside she sang at the top of her lungs. Everyone was laughing at us when we finally came out.
    I would have been laughing too, and extremely embarrassed!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Mommy and Daddy Lock the Door! 5 of 7
    Mommy and Daddy Lock the Door!
    This one totally had me cracking up. One of my friends reflected on something SHE did to embarrass her parents when she was a toddler.
    Jennie said:
    I was about 4 I told everyone in church that I get mad when my patents locked the doors to kiss Hahahaha
    In church none the less!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Milk Anyone? 6 of 7
    Milk Anyone?
    Breastfeeding toddlers at their finest! I can only laugh because I foresee this in my future!
    Jessica shared:
    My lil girl told a stranger told a stranger that she wanted to try milk from her boobies cause they were big and fat.
    Yeah, I would be pretty mortified myself!
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Public Bathroom Horror 7 of 7
    Public Bathroom Horror
    It seems like there are a lot of stories stemming from public bathrooms!
    Jessica shared:
    I took my son into the bathroom with me when he was little. 1st he shouts, mommy ur nakey!!! And starts giggling. Then a few secs later the lady next to me must have been going #2 and he shouts, eeeeweee mommy what's that smell???!!! She probably felt horrible and totally embarrassed as did I!!
    I would have died too!
    Photo Credit: Flickr

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