Have you ever had a moment when your little angel turned into an unintentional comedian in public? You’re not alone! In this article, we’re diving into the hilarious world of parenting as moms and dads spill the beans on their kids’ most embarrassing public escapades. Get ready for some laughs, empathetic head nodding, and maybe even a few tears (of laughter, we promise). Join us as we share the not-so-glamorous side of parenthood – because sometimes, you just have to laugh to keep from crying! All content has been edited for clarity purposes.
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1. “He Always Said Random Things At The Worst Times”
“When my oldest son was little, he had a talent for finding hard surfaces with his head. He smacked into a door frame at preschool and ended up getting a huge goose egg in the middle of his forehead. Gravity did its thing and the blood inside the forehead lump slid down his face, causing it to look like he had two black eyes.
A few days later, my son looked like he went three rounds with Mike Tyson. He was at the airport with his aunt and cousin waiting for his Grandmother to get off her flight.
A lady walked up to his aunt and said, ‘Oh, you have two beautiful children!’
My son could have said, ‘This is my aunt,’ or, ‘She’s my cousin.’
Instead, my son looked up at the stranger with two black eyes and said, ‘I don’t belong to these people!’
His aunt hissed, ‘You’re going to get me arrested goof!’
We never understood why he said it. He ALWAYS said the most random things at the worst times. Looking back, it was hilarious.”
2. “You Couldn’t Really Stop What Came Out Of A Kid’s Mouth”
“This incident happened years ago back in 1998.
I lived in a fairly small town in British Columbia, Canada. About 99.9% of the people who lived there were white.
I had my daughter with me while grocery shopping. While inside the store, there was a person of color at the checkout counter.
My two-year-old daughter pointed at her and shouted, ‘Oprah! It’s Oprah!’
Completely full of grace, the lady laughed and said, ‘Oh, I wish I was Oprah!’
This day, I learned that you couldn’t really stop what came out of a kid’s mouth.”
3. “I Was So Mortified”
“I wasn’t a parent at this time, but this happened when I was 17 years old and watching my 4-year-old brother.
We went to the grocery store with my father, and he’d typically let my brother roam around freely. This was a store where there were never employees nearby, so my father was able to get away with it.
My brother, like the troublemaker he was, started running through the store. He pushed and grabbed everything and everyone in between. I tried to control the situation, but I simply couldn’t. On this particular day, I was so embarrassed, but also concerned after my brother almost tipped over a full shelf of wine.
My father was nowhere to be found, so I chased my little brother and grabbed him by the arm. However, he purposely made both of us fall in front of a bunch of other shoppers. As he tried to pick himself up to run away again, I grabbed his leg and he fell. Except to pull himself back up this time, he grabbed onto a woman’s skirt and pulled it ALL the way down. Unfortunately for the woman, she was going commando for everyone to see.
As if the situation couldn’t have been any worse, I heard people muttering, ‘This is why children shouldn’t have children,’ as I was apologizing to the woman.
I was so mortified that I couldn’t even say a word. I ran out of the store, and for once, my little brother followed me without fuss. When my father finally reappeared in the parking lot, he couldn’t stop laughing. He heard all of the people commenting about what had just happened, and he was certain it was probably us. It was.”
4. What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas
“When my son was 3 years old, my wife and I went to Vegas. We toted our son along and hired a babysitter so we could go out and enjoy the nightlife alone.
When the babysitter arrived, we were in the process of changing our son. The second she opened the hotel room door, he sprinted. It caught the sitter off guard, and my son got a massive head start.
He ran down two hallways with NO CLOTHES ON with us running behind him. A good minute passed before we managed to catch him. He ran by several other guests, including a group of young men who were cheering him on.
On the way back, he repeatedly yelled, ‘Everybody sees my peepee!’
At the time, it was terrible. In retrospect, it was hilarious. We remind our son and embarrass him about it every chance we get.”
5. The Brutally Honest Kiddo
“One time, I was in line paying for groceries with my 5-year-old daughter. As we were waiting, an employee walked by us and farted. It was pretty quiet, and I think we were the only people who heard.
My 5-year-old yelled, ‘IT STINKS! Someone FARTED!’
I was trying to pay the person working the register, and I didn’t want the offending employee to be embarrassed. So, I just patted my daughter on the head and gave her the ‘look’ hoping she would drop it.
Instead, she loudly said, ‘Why are you patting me? It DOES stink!’
At this point, the kid working the register was trying not to bust out laughing. And of course, he probably thought it was me who crop dusted the store now. I couldn’t deny it, or else it would make me look even worse.
I avoided his checkout line for the rest of the time I lived in the area. Dang kids.”
6. “I About Died From Embarrassment”
“One time, my 3-year-old son was finishing up swim lessons and taking his sweet time getting ready to leave.
I asked, ‘Can you hurry up, dry off, and get your shoes on? I really need to use the restroom.’
He replied, ‘Peepees or doodies, mom?’
‘It doesn’t matter, honey. Let’s just get our shoes on and leave,’ I explained.
‘PEEPEES OR DOODIES, MOM?’ he yelled as if I hadn’t understood his question the first time.
At this point, everyone heard his question. Everybody looked at me waiting for an answer to his bizarre question.
‘Can we hurry please?’ I kindly asked once again.
‘Must be doodies, then.’ he replied.
I about died from embarrassment on the spot.”
7. “My Sister Was Mortified”
“This didn’t happen with my child, but my nephew. My mom, older sister, and I were wedding dress shopping for my upcoming wedding. My sister’s husband was at work, so she brought along my 3-year-old nephew. He ended up being the ring bearer at my wedding, so it all worked out.
At the bridal shop, there were mirrors everywhere. As the three of us were talking about the dress I was trying on, we realized my nephew was being quiet. A little too quiet.
When we looked over, he had his back to one of the mirrors, bent over, pants around his ankles. He was mooning himself in the mirror! I laughed so hard I started crying, but my sister was mortified.”