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OT - How do you torture/embarass your kids?

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 My kids believe I take great gobs of enjoyment from embarassing them, or torturing them....probably because I do! One my my favorite torture devices is the 1982 movie The Pirate Movie with Kristie McNichols and Christopher Atkins....it's a musical loosely based on the Pirates of Penzance musical. It has always made me crack up how they mixed the 19th century with the early 80's...lol - I know my kids are really hiding a deep abiding love for the movie behind their looks of horror. Who can't sing all the lyrics to the Modern Major General song? I mean it only received a 9% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes scale...but it's got cult following. (I'm sure of it!) lol

My youngest usually is addicted to all things 1980's, so I just don't get it.

 

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How do you torture/embarass your kids?

by on Mar. 14, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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hwblyf
by Silver Member on Mar. 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

AWESOME.

Quoting livn4laundry:

While dropping oldest son off at middle school I was trying to engage him in general conversation. He's not my chatty one and was not very forthcoming with replies. When I pulled into the drop off lane he opened the door to get out I yelled "mommy loves you honey have a blessed day" . His look was awesome but it got better. The principal stands outside the drop off lane to greet students. He stopped my son and said "Mr. M------ tell your mother you love her and get to class." His face was priceless! He leans into the car, he mutters "never again" and I could only say "your wife will expect you to respond when she asks you questions".   Thumbs up from the principal as I drove away. I'm for straight up outright embarrassment as needed.


Same kid, now in high school, just took his first date to his first Formal Military Ball. Husband and I drive him to pick her up and meet her parents. On the way to drop them off at the Ball husband is singing the Old Spice Made A Man Of My Son commercial. 


TJandKarasMom
by Debbie on Mar. 15, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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When DD (almost 11) is having a grouchy day (more often than not lately) and a bad attitude, DH started calling her a "pooper" and talking about pooping. Really, preteens cannot not laugh when anyone says a word like poop or pee. So I've started trying it as well, instead of screaming at her I just start asking if she pooped today or if she needs to. Lol. It sounds mean but it usually works and makes her laugh instead of throwing a fit. Yestday though, she was already too far gone and stormed into the bathroom crying. Poor kid with her hormones...poor me for having to deal with it! I really am running out of ways to deal with her some days.
KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 15, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Lol, that would so be me!

Quoting hwblyf:

The kiddos I nannied for were truly embarrased by me.  I remember when the middle one was about 10, I took them to the movies and was dancing to the music on the way out.  She made the mistake of telling me I was embarrasing her.  It got much worse.  :)

Quoting kirbymom: You are a lucky ducky!! Lol
Quoting hwblyf:

My kids don't tell me when I embarass them.  That's odd.  :)



KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM
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 Aww poor kiddo! Xander has gotten used to my dad calling him Xander-salamander, it's everyone else now that ticks him off...lol

Quoting hwblyf:

I can understand the poor kiddo if he's asked repeatedly not to be called a name.  My FIL has to give everyone a goony name.  My oldest is Gabriel.  In the hospital he called him Gabey Baby.  Even he hated it.  :)

Quoting KickButtMama:

Lol, my youngest gets extremely offended whenever anyone calls him any nickname. Except Crash. He earned that nickname by crashing a 4 wheeler into the corner of my inlaws cabin in VT...the only cabin w/in 100 yards, missing the gazillion trees in the process. For some reason he's ok with that nickname. His name is Xander and my dad likes to call him Xander-Salamandrr and he bursts into tears whenever someone calls him that. SMH

Quoting mem82:

Hm, IDK. I'm extrememly into being in my own bubble especially in public. I hate people sharing space with me so I'm not one to sing or dance or wear overly crazy things in public. I do have several pet names for the kids, though. LOL

Though I can kinda understand. My dad, To This Day, calls me Nee-nee-Pooh. Because our apartment in Geermany was near the firehouse, and I'd hang out the window, every time the fire trucks went by, holding my pooh bear, yelling "nee-ner, nee-ner, wooo-wooo!"

 

 

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 15, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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 OMG, I almost wet myself laughing! Hehehehe. I'm all for purposeful embarassment when the situation calls for it as well....but the Old Spice thing cracked me up! It's like the commercial with the teens going to the dance w/ the dad driving and he plays all those 'hands off' songs - "Can't Touch This" "Keep Your Hands To Yourself" etc LOL

Quoting livn4laundry:

While dropping oldest son off at middle school I was trying to engage him in general conversation. He's not my chatty one and was not very forthcoming with replies. When I pulled into the drop off lane he opened the door to get out I yelled "mommy loves you honey have a blessed day" . His look was awesome but it got better. The principal stands outside the drop off lane to greet students. He stopped my son and said "Mr. M------ tell your mother you love her and get to class." His face was priceless! He leans into the car, he mutters "never again" and I could only say "your wife will expect you to respond when she asks you questions".   Thumbs up from the principal as I drove away. I'm for straight up outright embarrassment as needed.

 

Same kid, now in high school, just took his first date to his first Formal Military Ball. Husband and I drive him to pick her up and meet her parents. On the way to drop them off at the Ball husband is singing the Old Spice Made A Man Of My Son commercial. 

 

hwblyf
by Silver Member on Mar. 15, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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Honestly, why would a kid ever admit to being embarrassed?  I believe I signed a contract when I was in the hospital with my oldest that I would do my utmost to embarrass him.  ;-)

Quoting KickButtMama:

Lol, that would so be me!

Quoting hwblyf:

The kiddos I nannied for were truly embarrased by me.  I remember when the middle one was about 10, I took them to the movies and was dancing to the music on the way out.  She made the mistake of telling me I was embarrasing her.  It got much worse.  :)

Quoting kirbymom: You are a lucky ducky!! Lol
Quoting hwblyf:

My kids don't tell me when I embarass them.  That's odd.  :)



KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM
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Mwahahahaha

Quoting hwblyf:

Honestly, why would a kid ever admit to being embarrassed?  I believe I signed a contract when I was in the hospital with my oldest that I would do my utmost to embarrass him.  ;-)

Quoting KickButtMama:

Lol, that would so be me!

Quoting hwblyf:

The kiddos I nannied for were truly embarrased by me.  I remember when the middle one was about 10, I took them to the movies and was dancing to the music on the way out.  She made the mistake of telling me I was embarrasing her.  It got much worse.  :)

Quoting kirbymom: You are a lucky ducky!! Lol
Quoting hwblyf:

My kids don't tell me when I embarass them.  That's odd.  :)




jakana2369
by Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Anything I do can embarass my older 2 (dd16yrs, dd14). We were at a hockey game on Friday night and home team scored and my youngest (dd9yrs) and I weren't just cheering and dd14yrs "omg stop" so we started dancing. So from then on we kept dancing at every song to see if we could get on the jumbo tron.

I too will explain everything. My dh doesn't like that I am so open but he goes with it. I talk to everyone about anything.

Glad im not the only one.
coala
by Silver Member on Mar. 16, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I sing the songs at the skating rink that have been "remixed" to make them hip agian.....I get these looks of shock and horror from my 5 and 8 yo.....so I continue to do it.  I even have other moms singing along with me.  It is absolutely hysterical!!!

KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 16, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Lol, I love my iPad, as I've been able to buy tons of 80's music and I can sign at the top of my lungs in huge car...much to my younger sons horror....lol

Quoting coala:

I sing the songs at the skating rink that have been "remixed" to make them hip agian.....I get these looks of shock and horror from my 5 and 8 yo.....so I continue to do it.  I even have other moms singing along with me.  It is absolutely hysterical!!!


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