Ginger Calem left a comment on my Holiday Shopping With Kids post that still makes me chuckle every time I think of it. Here’s a photo of her little darling when she was a little older than the incident Ginger shared with us.
Little Pip, Sassy-Pants, Bossy-boots, to name a few!
Here’s Ginger’s parenting comment:
Ah … kids! Being embarrassed by them in public is part of a parent’s initiation to the big leagues! Here’s the first grocery store one that popped into my head. I was shopping with my very young daughter who was in the early stages of talking. I took her temperature that morning and announced she was running a fever, low-grade, no big deal. Off to the store we go. In the feminine product aisle (no less!) we pass two senior citizen women who smiled at my daughter and exclaimed how cute she was. My darling daughter announced in an alarmingly articulate manner, “I have a beaver.” No amount of shh’ing or repeating ‘fever’ would stop her from telling everyone about her beaver. Then she asked for a Dora balloon, the one with a dick. STICK, honey, a stick. Yes, I want it with the dick. *Sigh*
Pat O’Dea Rosen said: My parents told a story about toddler me panicking at the top of a down escalator and clinging to my dad’s khaki-clad leg. Unfortunately, the leg didn’t belong to my dad, but to a guy too kind to shake off a scared kid.
Stephanie D. said: I was shopping with Peanut at Target when she was about 2-ish (and super talkative). We passed the bra aisle and she yells out, “Look, mom, there are your boobies!”
Stephen Tremp said:
What comes to mind was our littlest girl going to the bathroom at Souplantation all by herself. She ran up to our table and exclaimed, “Mom, dad, you have to see my poop. It’s enormous!” Then she ran back to the bathroom with such pride. The whole restaurant, including us, burst out laughing.
Jennette Marie Powell said:
First story that comes to my mind is one of the “kids say the darndest things” variety: When my daughter was five or six, my mom took her to the kids’ discovery museum. When they got to the insect exhibit, my daughter saw the roaches and said, “Look, Grandma, just like at your house!” My mom (who honest, is a very good housekeeper!) was totally mortified! I was LOL!
Ah, kids, gotta love ’em!