How Do You Embarrass Your Kids? Let Me Count the Ways
I have an 11-year-old which means that I am a walking, talking embarrassment to him. Unless, he wants something - then I am okay to hang out with.
I can embarrass him by touching him in public, joking around with his friends, singing along to the radio, taking pictures of him swimming with no shirt on, taking pictures of him generally but my worst offense is when I try to be cool.
It is a very short journey from being the centre of your child's universe to being the most embarrassing human ever to have lived. The problem is that my eldest son schools his siblings on all my embarrassing habits, so I have a smaller window of coolness with each subsequent child.
I laughed so hard at this video of kids talking about how their parents humiliate them, and I was glad to see that I am not alone. But at least it's perfectly normal to embarrass your kids, in fact it's even healthy.
How about you? How do you embarrass your kids? And if your kids are too young to feel embarrassed by you, how did your parents humiliate you as a tween?
Want more chaos? Last year, I wrote a post asking if parents hate parenting.