Laresa Watkins

Sorry to Embarrass You…

Aug 13, 2013

Today’s daily prompt is titled “Too Soon?”  and is asking if there are some topics that are off limits when it comes to writing humorously (  I know there are.  For instance, you wouldn’t want to give a funny account of a funeral and you certainly wouldn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

There have been several blogs lately written by different parents about things concerning their children that would be off limits because they didn’t want their children to be embarrassed.  This made me think, do I need to think more carefully about what I post, or about the pictures that I post?

You know, our children will one day read these blogs that are currently so popular.  I hope that Charlie and Maddie will at some point in the future read this blog-it has taken the place of our family scrapbooks! What’s more, their friends or future spouses might read this blog, and do I want to write anything that might be embarrassing to their future selves?

Our days are filled with hilarity.  The kids are so funny to me.  Their little voices and facial expressions crack me up, and quite honestly if I don’t find our everyday situations funny, I will probably go off the deep end. Being a stay-at-home mom of a 2 and 4-year old is great, but it is hard.

After much contemplation on this subject, I decided to leave a description of Charlie’s early morning dance party to Flo-rida’s “Wild One” in his Spiderman undies out of this post.  Too bad, because the pictures were so cute. But his future girlfriend doesn’t need to know about that, does she?

I decided to illuminate you on some of the conversations that the kids and I had today.  I feel so enlightened after the conversations, and I know you will, to.

The first convo took place in the car on our way to the vet:

Charlie: Mom, how do cats miss ya?

Me: I don’t know, Charlie.

Maddie (trying on sunglasses): Look at me, Mom!

Charlie: Mommy, does Daddy like Aqua Pods?

Me: I don’t know, honey.

Charlie: Will you call him when we get home and find out if he likes Aqua Pods?

Me: Yes.

Maddie: Look at me, Charlie!

Charlie: Holy cow, look at that tree!

Maddie: Roll my window down!

Me: Wow!

Maddie: Roll my window up!

Charlie: Is 28 the biggest number?

Me: Biggest out of what?

Charlie: Is 25 a bigger number than 58?

Maddie: Roll my window down!

You get the picture, right?  It is only by the grace of God that we actually get anywhere that we are going.


Amazingly enough, our lunchtime conversation topped that one:

Charlie: Look mommy, I made a shark with my sandwich and a chip.


Maddie (about halfway through her sandwich): I need to pee.

Me: Well, go pee.  You know where the bathroom is.

Maddie: Don’t eat my food, okay?


Me: No one is going to eat your food, Maddie.

Charlie: I can wipe my butt.

Me: I know, Charlie.  That’s great.

Charlie: How did you know?

And so our days go on and on.  To the future Charlie and Maddie: I hope this isn’t too embarrassing to you. But realistically, if this is the worst embarrassment I expose you to, I won’t have done my job as your mother.  The world is embarrassing, and I am just preparing you for it.  Sorry if it’s too soon.





13 Comments on “Sorry to Embarrass You…

  1. caseycorder
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    Thank you Laresa. I had a bad day and I really needed this. I’m laughing and crying right now. This is the best and I really, really needed this.

    1. mommyinbonlee
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      Glad to give you a laugh, Casey. Love you!

  2. juliecfletcher
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    I think the only difference between us and our parents is our kid’s friends have to read the embarrassing stories, while our parents just told our friends the stories! Sounds like an awesome day. So, does Jason like aqua pods? Why would you eat Maddie’s lunch while she’s gone to the bathroom? How do you really know if Charlie wipes his butt? I don’t think cats miss anybody, ever.

    1. mommyinbonlee
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      Julie, you are cracking me up. Jason loves Aqua Pods. I took a bite of Maddie’s lunch ONE TIME and she refuses to forget it. I check behind Charlie to make sure he wipes his butt. And I am sure the cats do not miss us.

    2. caseycorder
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      What are Aqua Pods?
      I would eat Maddie’s lunch while she went to the bathroom and then I would blame it on Laresa.
      Cats hate everyone because we never give them cheeseburgers.
      I wish Emma could wipe her own butt. #jealous

      1. mommyinbonlee
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        They are little round bottles of water. Charlie loves them.

      2. juliecfletcher
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        At first I thought it was a tv show like Aqua Teen, but then I thought that would be a little inappropriate. Laresa won’t even let him say fart.

  3. kukolina
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    I just love the shark sandwich!


    1. mommyinbonlee
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      He is very imaginative!

  4. mommyinbonlee
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    You would be mad at me for embarrassing you….just sayin’!

    1. mommyinbonlee
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      Mama, did you write that? You are somehow logged in as me, I think.

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