Embarrassed by my 4 year old...lol

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
March 26, 2008 12:28pm CST
Ok this is a little personal and alot embarrassing..Tell me if anything similar has happened to you. My 4 1/2 year old daughter and I often have to use the restroom in public together. This I feel is safer, especially since she once locked herself in a stall. I have taught my daughter names of her body parts including her privates. This includes her va-gina. So one day we are out sharing a stall(blushing here) when she announces loudly "Mommy you don't have a Va-gina, you have a hair-gina" lol. So anything like this happen to you?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
26 Mar 08
See, now this story makes me glad I always told my son not to try to carry on a conversation with me in the bathroom stalls at stores when he was younger.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Gee thanks. I feel MUCH better now. LOL
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Well I told my daughter all the time that 'mommy is so proud of you!!' when she was learning to use the potty, every time she went. So we're in a huge public restroom and she busts out with 'I'M SO PROUD OF YOU MOMMY! YOU WENT POTTY!!' ~ wait for the laughter from the 25 other occupied stalls....
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
26 Mar 08
*laughing* Yes, kids will repeat some of the things you tell them, at the most awkward of times. I myself have 3 sons, so I never had your problem. However, when my oldest son was young everyone would comment, "Oh you have such a beautiful little girl there". Even though he was decked out in blue. So as he got older, and people would still say the same thing, he would cry and get upset about it. So his dad told him, well next time someone tells you that and you don't like it, pull down you pants and show them you aren't a girl. (This was said to make him feel better.) Anyways, about month later we were out grocery shopping and an elder man spots my son( who was wearing overalls and was 5 years old at time) Walks up and says, "Oh what a beautiful little girl". Next thing we knew he had his overalls pulled down, and he was showing the man he was a boy. The elder man was rolling with laugher, and I was beet red. My husband had to walk off to compose himself.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I think you win. lol thanks for the giggle. What a mental picture I have!
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I promise you it wasn't funny to me at the time. I was more upset with his dad for telling him to do that, then him for actually doing it. I find it priceless now. And of course I haven't let him forget it either. I think I told every one of his girlfriends he brought home, and of course his wife now.
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• United States
27 Mar 08
LMAO at your husband's reaction! That would've been totally embarrassing to go through.
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• United States
26 Mar 08
yes, lol. Kids will say the darnest things and at the most inappriate times... no matter what and at least you tell them otherwise. I would suggest talking to your daughter and letting her know that talking about private parts is not approiate to talk about in public places. Let her know too, that you understand her curosity and learning,and will be happy to discuss such things in the privacy of your home, and that your not mad about it.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
26 Mar 08
oh I let her know I wasn't upset, but I got a case of the embarrassed giggles.
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• Canada
26 Mar 08
hahahah that is actually really funny! i guess and can see why it wouldnt be that funny for you but its a cute story to tell lol shouldnt feel embarassed
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@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
26 Mar 08
When my son was three I took him into a stall of a public toilet. There was a lady using the stall next to us and he heard her weeing. He said in his loudest three year old voice oh wow she must have been busting, shes doing a huge wee. I just stayed in the stall untill she was gone :)
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
27 Mar 08
hahahaha!
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
26 Mar 08
hi ersmommy... that is so cute of your daughter... i don't have a child yet... but i am smiling as i read your post... children are so honest and innocent... i just wish that adults can be as honest and innocent as children... then this world will definitely become a better place to live in... have a nice day...
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@smacksman (6074)
27 Mar 08
Haha - no way! Just imagine everyone saying what they really think! There will be a war a week. And diplomats and politicians would be out of a job. Shame.
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• United States
26 Mar 08
That is so funny and adorable. Nothing like that has happened to me since I'm not a mother but my mom just took my younger sister to the doctor. And when they were coming out my little sister who is only three years old said really loud in spanish, "hold mom I have to take out this wedgie," and then she started digging in her panties and trying to take out the wedgie. The way that my mother said it was really funny.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
26 Mar 08
My 2 year old comes in the toilet with me and she always points and giggles at me, I tell her don't you laugh yours will be like mine one day! They are quite embarrasing at times though.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
26 Mar 08
That is hysterical. I love the things that come out of the mouths of babes. Years ago there was a TV host that would talk to little kids just to see what they had to say. Sometimes they gave away some real secrets. and they did it so innocently. You gota love them.
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• United States
26 Mar 08
sorry about all the grammer and spelling mistakes and hope you still get the just of it all.
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• United States
27 Mar 08
My 4 year old daughter is always embarrassing. One time before Christmas we were in a store, and she said, "That mommy looks just like you." I just thought, whatever you say, she looks nothing like me. Then she finishes (loudly), "She's fat just like you."So we had the no-saying-the-word-fat talk. I told her I wouldn't even say it either so I called it the F-word because she doesn't know the other F-word. Later that day at Wal-mart she pointed out a pregnant man, loudly, who was fortunately talking loudly on his cell phone and didn't hear her. I whispered to her that he was not pregnant just fat so she loudly informed me I shouldn't use the F-word. In the check-out line she started yelling that she wanted to say the F-word, why can't she say the F-word, so I loudly told her because it isn't nice to say FAT. She reminded me loudly I had called the pregnant man fat. The worst lately is she was in the bathroom stall with me at a restaurant (which had a line for the bathroom), and she asked me why I pooped my pants. She had caught a quick glimpse of my pad and didn't realize what it was. I whispered, "It's not poop. It's period." So loudly, "Oh, you have your period. Will I have a period when I'm a Mommy?"~Giggles from outside of stall~ I whisper, "Yes, before your a mommy. Maybe when you are 12, now whisper. It isn't polite to talk about periods in public." Loudly, "We're not in public, Mommy. We're in the bathroom."~More giggles from outside of stall~ Wash hands and go back to restaurant table red-faced. Daughter sits down and says to daddy loudly, "I'm going to get my period when I get 12!" My husband just looked at me like, why are you discussing periods with a 4 year old.
• United States
27 Mar 08
lol, I bet that was embarrassing! I bet the expression on your husband's face was priceless.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
27 Mar 08
haha I couldn't help but laugh at the last part.
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• United States
27 Mar 08
It was embarrassing at the time but funny in retrospect. I will have a lot of funny stories to tell her children someday if she ever tries to say she has the most embarrassing kids ever.
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@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
27 Mar 08
lol. So, Becareful to your kid next time. On that age they already curious and don't know what they says and they are telling the truth. So probably you kid was right of what she saw. tnx for sharing this funny moment of yours.
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@msfreeze (89)
• United States
27 Mar 08
lol wow yeah that is one to remember forever. i really dont think much can top that my worse so far was when my two year old,who speaks as well as a five year old, told everyone one that we passed by in the store mommy is buy panties for her stinky booty!
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• Indonesia
27 Mar 08
That's funny, I know I would be laughing if I heard that in a public bathroom.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
27 Mar 08
Actually they are good and pure at heart. they do not have sense what others willo think. they look at things in their own way. its hilarious.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Mar 08
Yep it was my son when he was four or so and we were in a store and he turned around to this very obese lady and says, :" My mommie has big boobs and a big butt too just like you" She turned red and I turned red and I tried to smooth it over and she stomped off I was totally embarrassed and told my son do not ever say that again not ever do you hear I wanted to smack him but I was never one to smack my kids at all. so i feel for you.
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
27 Mar 08
hahaha hair-gina? you're daughter is sooo cute and funny. I don't have anything to share but wanted to say that I found that quite funny even though I know you would be embarrassed.
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I had to go through and read your responses after answering your question. I thought they were hillarious! Thanks for the laughs :)
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
27 Mar 08
very welcome. I have been back since yesterday as well. It does lighten the mood after so many serious discussions!
@pumpkinjam (5801)
• United Kingdom
27 Mar 08
Haha, that is quite funny although I am sure you didn't think so at the time! I have two boys. My oldest is 8 so he doesn't come into the toilet with me any more but when he did, he would ask things like "How come you don't have a winkie?" and I remember one time I was with my toddler and I was "on", when he came into the toilet with me, he asked "Is that your nappy?" I don't think either of those would be quite as embarrassing as your daughter's remark though!
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
27 Mar 08
hahaha sorry had to laugh @ the "Nappy" comment!
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• United Kingdom
1 Apr 08
Hello again, I just had to come back here and tell you what my toddler said yesterday. I'd been upstairs and as soon as I came down, he asked inquisitively "Did you have a poo?" and when I answered, he immediately turned to his big brother and said "She DID have a poo". How lovely he is. Fortunately, this was at home so was not really embarrassing but quite funny. He often comes out with random things like that.
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
21 Apr 08
LOL! My story involves a 'skunk' =P My daughter heard daddy refer to something as a 'junk'. A few days later she comes up to me and tells me that she has a skunk and she wanted to know if mommy had one too. I told her no, people don't usually keep those as pets. She went on to explain that no, she decided that since daddy had a junk, hers had to be a skunk. With public bathrooms she also crawled under the door once and opened the door when I was still sitting on the toilet. Kids have no idea about privacy lol!
• United States
21 Apr 08
There was this guy I used to work with. We'd be in the bathroom peeing and he'd think it was time to conversate. Man, I had to school him on this one. "Men to do not talk to men with their flys open." (This, in response to Lilybug). As to your point, that's funny. Odd the connections children make in their wee little brains.