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Old 09-02-2014, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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If you're a parent long enough, you'll end up embarrassing your kids, either intentionally or unintentionally. Let's have some fun and tell on ourselves a little!

OK, I admit it - here's what I used to do when my kids were in middle school. Sometimes when I was picking them up from school, I'd pull up with my windows rolled down, with "If I Were A Rich Man," from Fiddler on the Roof, blaring - and sometimes I'd be singing along, "...All day long I'd biddy biddy bum, if I were a wealthy MA-A-A-AN! I..WOULDNT' HAVE TO WORK HARD..."

(And I'm a woman.)

Your turn!
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:07 AM
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One of my children is always embarrassed by me, no matter what I do.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I have four kids, all grown now (in their twenties). Out of the four, two of them were easy to embarrass - basically all I had to do was show up and breathe. The other two were a little more difficult to embarrass, but the Fiddler On the Roof thing usually worked - except for with my oldest son, who was much better at embarrassing me than I was at embarrassing him.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Finland
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My daughter is still at the age that nothing I can do would embarrass her but I'm looking forward to it in the future

My parents embarrassed me so much, usually not intentionally though. Just having my dad turn up at my school to take assembly (morning talk to the whole school) was embarrassing enough!
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:07 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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No not me,, but my mother did to me and I did not like it so I am not doing such things to my child.
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:50 AM
 
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Do you mean some parents embarrass their children on purpose? My goodness, I could never do that. Children embarrass so easily on their own, I see no reason to add to their misery. I wouldn't change my ways though except for special circumstances. If I loved Fiddler on the Roof music (I prefer Matchmaker), I'd certainly play it, but I'd never purposely do something with the intention of embarrassing them.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I rarely tried to intentionally embarrass them, but I managed to do it inadvertently ALL the time.

One that stands out happened at the local grocery store. With three boys, I sometimes go to this store 3 times a week, and I am friendly with the staff.

On a rare visit when the kids were with me, the twins, who were about 12 at the time, chided me because I had addressed the bag boy by name. All I said was, "Thanks, Clayton!" as were were leaving, and they were mortified. But they probably were just afraid I would start one of those long conversations that moms always seem to have with strangers.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Yeah, I don't get why any parent would intentionally attempt to embarrass their child. Childhood is tough enough while they sort through growing up and peer pressure, our job is to help them through that transition, not add to the pain.

Maybe it is just me, but I always wanted my kids to be proud to say I was their Dad. Last thing a kid wants to say is "Yep, that idiot over their is my Pop !" There are a lot of other things a grownup can do for fun and not inflict pain on their kids.

Don
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I used to try so hard to embarrass my son but it never worked! He would just join in with me!!! Still does at 20!

Now my daughter, all you have to do is breathe and she is embarrassed for some reason!
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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One of my teenage girls asked me if I would take her to the fair. I was thrilled until we had been there about 10 minutes and she told me that she had just wanted a ride to the fair, and I could see that she was mortified to be there with her mother

I'm glad she was able to tell me before I tried to put her on the merry go round
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