Here are some awkward mommy moments that I would like to forget.
1. My first son was around 2 years old. On Saturday, we would stroll around the mall together. He loved to get out of his carriage to walk around. One time, he must have slipped and grabbed onto my pants to keep from falling. Well, I was wearing my mommy comfort elastic pants. My little guy managed to pull my pants down to my ankles. I can still hear the teenagers behind me laughing as I quickly pulled my pants up. Before I had kids, I would have been mortified. Instead of jumping into a store to hide, we kept on walking off to the food court. After giving birth in front of a bunch of strange nurses and assistants, I was used to being a bit of a spectacle.
2. This next awkward moment happened during a family wake. My second son loved to breastfeed. The kid had a ravenous appetite. I felt like he was attached to me every waking moment. At the wake, I looked for a quiet room to feed him. I found an empty sitting room. Gratefully, no casket was present. While he was nursing away, two older women enter the room. I was probably more "exposed" than they thought was appropriate. I was asked, "What are you doing in here?" Red in the face, I replied, "Feeding my baby." Off they went in a huff.
3. At my older son's soccer tournament, I was trying to "socialize" with the other soccer moms. I knew a few of them, but I thought that I would attempt to get into the inner power parent circle. Usually, at practice, I'm the mom with little ones running around in the back of the field. On this day, I decided to start up some conversation. Here is the two second conversation between me and one of the soccer "power moms".
Me: Your son was wonderful in the Shakespeare play.
Ten second pause as I stand there smiling.
Power mom: My son was not in that play. You must have him confused with someone else.
I didn't even get the chance to redeem myself in any way. Sometimes I have to take a double take to figure out which kid is mine running on the soccer field. All of those long haired boys start to look alike from a distance. Hopefully, I'm not labeled as the scatterbrained mom with all those kids.
I'm sure I could come up with even more of my less glamorous mommy moments. If only I had videotaped some of these embarrassing events, maybe I could have been on the funny home video tv show. I better not give my husband any ideas. He'll probably follow me around with the camcorder, assuming that I'll screw up soon :) Enjoy your Friday!