by Charlotte Hilton Andersen, REDBOOK
Compassion, kindness, respect for diversity, politeness, honesty, an understanding of basic anatomical functions-all good things I've tried to instill in my children over the years and all things that have backfired horribly in public, much to my embarrassment. No matter how skilled we are as parents, the Public Child Outburst happens to all of us. It's the one time you rue the fact that your child is such a clear speaker.
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Here are some of my worst. Please please please tell me I'm not alone in my humiliation by sharing some of yours with me!
1. "People just give me stuff 'cause I'm so cute." A woman in a fabric store offered my 3-year-old son a piece of candy. When I prompted him to say thank you with, "What do you say to the nice lady?" this is what my eldest came up with.
2. "Stop making ugly faces!" My 2-year-old to a disabled person at the gym. I was mortified.
3. "That man'sRead More »from The 10 Most Humiliating Things My Kids Have Said in Public