Okay, so a couple of years ago we were invited to attend a baby’s dedication ceremony.
I woke up early that morning and got myself, and our four children, dressed and we headed to the church.
Once there, the kids would NOT listen to me, which is actually out of their norm for being out in public… they like to not listen to me at home, but in public they are usually well behaved.
After telling Angelina four times to stop touching her sister, and not wanting to really make a scene, I leaned in really, really close and said “I told you not to touch her again, if you touch her one more time, we’re packing up and we are going home.”
Proud of myself for handling this situation in a somewhat calm manner, I sat back in the seat so I could pay attention to the rest of the ceremony… at which time my Angelina exclaimed loudly…
“YOUR BREATH STINKS”
Everyone in the church turned to see who she was speaking of and my other children busted out in laughter (the first time they were all on the same side and getting along since we arrived there) and I was MORTIFIED.
I wanted to sink INTO the pew.
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Prompt 1.) Write about a time your child embarrassed you in public.