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How I (Kind of) Embarrass My Kid

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So, I tend to dance about...even when there isn't music, I have a little shimmy going at times. It's fun, it perks me up. If there's music playing in a store, I get a little spring in my step and bop about. It's just what I've always done.

Kiddo has taken to doing this as well. Sometimes, Kiddo joins in with me, but other times, well, she doesn't like me doing it. It's definitely entered the phase of "Oh, Moooom!". She's not really embarrassed, per se, but it's that awareness that others may be looking at us while I groove to a Frank Sinatra tune in Starbucks.

I firmly believe I will not stop dancing. I may tone it down if she asks, but it is what I call a "Universal Rule," a rule that pertains to everyone in the universe (aliens included). There aren't many Universal Rules, but one of them is "If someone feels like dancing, no one else should tell them not to dance."

I like showing her my dancing in random places. I think it teaches her to be true to herself. I think it teaches her to not listen her inner critic. I think it teaches her to enjoy the little moments of this life. I think it teaches her to find those things that make us happy that aren't dependent on anything or anyone but ourselves.

So, yeah, I dance a little bit in the middle of the street if I have my iPod on. I do a little foot-tapping and head-bopping with her when we are shopping. And I am aware of when she wants me to tone it down, and I do, but I don't stop...so hopefully she won't ever stop either. 

Share what you do that might possibly, ever-so-slightly embarrass your kids!

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by on Feb. 27, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Replies (51-55):
alliesmom112
by Bronze Member on Feb. 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM
1 mom liked this

glad they got over it 

Quoting LindaClement:

I'm a comedian. I make jokes and throw out one-liners all the time. There was a time when my kids found that embarrassing.

They got over it. Nothing at all to do with me.


MaineMammax2
by Member on Mar. 1, 2014 at 7:24 AM
She is 7. I notice all the time how fast she grows.

Quoting kellynh:

Lol, how old? 

LQuoting MaineMammax2: Hugging and kissing my oldest while saying " my baby my baby, getting so big, my baby!" She will squirm away saying "MOMMMM I am not a baby!!" And wipe her cheeks off.

Linds2Horse
by Silver Member on Mar. 1, 2014 at 12:53 PM
I sing too. My son started getting embarrassed around 5 yrs but now he is almost 8 and starting to sing along with me again. Hang in there in a few years you'll (hopefully) have your backup singer again.

Quoting cemcnair: I sing. I can't sing, but I love to sing. I make up songs for all sorts of stuff. My 3.5 year old has started telling me to "please stop" when we are in public, lol! But he still wants me to sing him a (several) song before bed every night.
Linds2Horse
by Silver Member on Mar. 1, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Sadly my son is starting to get embarrassed when I give him a big goodbye hug at school. He hasn't asked me to stop but the other day he looked around before hugging me. I'm not ready for the hugs to stop
Lizzys_mommy13
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Makes trips out interesting, that's for sure!

Quoting kellynh:

Oh boy!! Lol!

Quoting Lizzys_mommy13:

So far, I haven't embarassed my kids. One is 4 and the other is 1. They have embarassed me, however. My son here lately really likes to pull my shirt down and show the world what mama has! LMAO


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