May 24, 2012

I Wanted to Sink INTO the Pew

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…


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.

This post was inspired by

Mama's Losin' It

Prompt 1.) Write about a time your child embarrassed you in public.



Diane said...

This made me laugh out loud and cringe at the same time. I have a friend who finds gum chewing horrible. When he asked me why I always always have gum, I told him that when you have a small child, you NEVER want bad breath, as she'll announce it to the world! So, I feel your pain ;)

May said...

There is very little danger of a parent thinking too highly of themselves, is there? Not with our little reminders to be humble!

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

I bet you carry breath-mints now...LOL!

Too funny and embarassing all at the same time!

Happy Thursday!

MrsP said...

As a grandmother, I've grown to laugh more than cringe...just want to hug kids at times like these.
Happy to follow you.

Madamdreamweaver said...

Funny story

Jenn said...

Angel.. looking forward to getting to know you (I see we are in a small group together now) I love love the look of your blog and i laughed out loud at this post. it totally sounds like something my nephews would do!