Embarrassing Parents

Australia
May 3, 2008 11:00am CST
Were you embarrassed by the action of your parents? Or do you do embarrassing things to your kids? My parents did all the time. When I went outside to play or later as I got older to talk to my friends they will yell out my name followed by why they needed me: eg "VIOLETAAAAAA COME HOME WE ARE ABOUT TO EAT" or "COME AND TAKE YOUR MEDS OR JUMPER" or "ARE YOU HUNGRY OR COLD" I am sure they could have said can you come home for a minute or something like that. But hell no every person needed to know why I was needed. My friends tease me about this to this day. What about you? CAre to share?
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
4 May 08
Well my dads grandpa bob if you know him and well thats all I usually have to say lol. He has a way of embarrasing you without even trying.
• Australia
4 May 08
oh come on give him a break lol I think he is so cool. He puts a positive spin on everything you have to love that. even a snow flake makes him write the most wonderful discussions I can imagine having him over for lunch and having lots of fun with his stories.
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• United States
4 May 08
You dont live with him lol. I mean we will be out shopping with my kids in tow and he will be running around screaming and getting them all worked up. You think its embarrasing when your kids act up imagine when its your dad. But hes still a good guy just silly.
• United States
5 May 08
Well hes a bit of both. Hes crazy but i still visit every weekend so that should tell ya something.
• Canada
4 May 08
My mom was super embarrasing she would always wear tank tops with no bra under and her boobs arnt exactly "perky". Then there was my stepmother who would walk around in her underwear when i had friends over because it was "her house". My mom also embarrased me when we went for fast food she was so rude to minumum wage employees and would degrade them everytime...
@wendilyn (60)
• Philippines
4 May 08
hehe well Violeta,, i have also done shouting when calling my sisters if they are somewhere at the meal times.. hehe then my mom scolded me because of calling my sisters this way..((Madilyn!! come home , the luch is ready, we are going to eat now!!)) hey,, i also got embarrased when i havent heard my father asking a favor,, i just play with my friends when he just suddenly move closer to where am i playing then point me with his finger and shouterd in fromnt of my friends..
• Australia
4 May 08
oh well shame on you for doing that lol. But its worse when it comes from a parent.
• Philippines
5 May 08
defenitlly!!
• Philippines
4 May 08
yes all the time my mama gets to do lots of embarrassing things...but soon as i get used of it and accepted that no matter how embarrassing things are...she is still my mother and that it would not be right if get embarrassed because she was my mother...i accepted the fact that she's like it...so now i just laugh at it and even my friends will tell me to let her be...she's just trying to be cool with us but she's not aware about her actions...sometimes if you look at it embarrassing it will seem embarrassing but if you see its just cool...then it will not be that embarrassing really...
• Philippines
4 May 08
hhaha i have even experienced scolded by my aunt ij the market.. then may people watched at us,, but what i did to cover my embarrassment? haha i just laugh at her that made her burst with angeer!! lol
• Australia
4 May 08
you are right it depends how you look at it but when you are 15 and trying to impress the boys it sure is embarrasing
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
3 May 08
Yes! My father was drunk and he keeps shouting our name throughout the house. We were having aparty that night.. It is so embarassing!
• Australia
3 May 08
my father never drinks its over 32 years since he was drunk so I dont know from personal experience how it is when your parents are drunk but I can imagine it was embarassing for you
• Philippines
3 May 08
Yes, very embarassing. My mom scold him the other day!
@longbangod (1791)
• Philippines
4 May 08
First of all I want to know how old are you? Maybe they are thinking you are still their small little girl, that is why they are treating you like that. Or I can see, they are just very concern about you and I think you should not be embarrased about it. Unless you are being scolded in front of your friends without valid reason. I am a parent myself already but I wont want to embarrass my kids in front of their friends or other people. Sometimes my wife missed that but at my end I am doing my best to take care of the feelings of my kids, I dont want them to get hurt.
• Australia
5 May 08
No those days are way gone I am almost 28 (in few weeks) and I have a family of my own. I think they didnt think at the time how embarassing it was for me and I dont think I ever said anything about it. Maybe if I did they would have stoped.
@2treatme (1246)
• India
4 May 08
i do feel embarrased when they ask some of those silly questions ... but after all I love them so much that I don't bother about what they say...
• Australia
4 May 08
oh well think of all the silly questions we asked growing up so its sort of like payback time
@tessah (6621)
• United States
3 May 08
ahhh this is one of the perks of having children! the Embarrassment Factor!! and yes.. i do it often and with great glee! example story.. my oldest, who is now 19, when she needed her first bra, of course, her father and i took her shoppng as good parents should. she was already embarrassed going into the underwear dept of wallymart.. so i took the opportunity to add a little comic flourish to the entire situation.. and just HAD to have the sales clerk assist us in the hunt for juuust the right bra for her. one of the most hysterical outings her and i ever had ..;laughs;.. whenever we talk about it now, she will turn redfaced and burst into giggles!
• Australia
4 May 08
hahaha that must have been fun for her (not :))) did you find the cutest sales clerk to assist as that would have been even funier.
@toosh21 (800)
• Australia
3 May 08
The main thing my mum did that embarrassed me was to not let me do ANYTHING - I couldn't go to school dances, down to the shops with a friend, etc, until I was about 15 and even then I was on a very strict time line. My stepdad (the one I had then) was just plain embarrassing all the time - he was 20 years older than mum & had been a batchelor all his life & just didn't know how to be with kids.
• Australia
4 May 08
My parents used to do that but only because I abused theit trust all the time and used to be a rebel (well you see who my boyfriend was so no wonder) but as for the stapdad I could understand what you mean about people that never have been around kids.
@Elixiress (3893)
3 May 08
My dad used to come in drunk and start dancing and singing if I had a sleepover, once he even started sliding down the stair banister.
• Australia
4 May 08
well it could have been worse he could have yelled and screamed but that was a bit of fun (not to you it was not funny )
@qtfrog99 (279)
• United States
3 May 08
My dad was always very outgoing towards all of my sister and I's friends, it never really bothered me, but when my sister got to high school I can remember her telling him all the time, dad my friends are coming over go to your room, or change your shirt. To this day she is still embarrassed by him, but he has never really bothered me, maybe cause she says we are exactly alike.LOL!!!
• Australia
3 May 08
I am like my father as well so you are probably right we had the same thing. When my sister had friends over she would tell my mother to tell him to behave on the other hand I would provoke him to say things. But that was before I was 13 or so after that I did the same. ohhhhh mummmmm can you tell him not to say things infront of my friends because that is so no cool :)
@obidan (368)
• Romania
3 May 08
Yeah usually at school they tell everybody to be calm and tells me all sorts of advices...
• Australia
3 May 08
oh dear at school it used to be the worse every time she came to school (it was usually my mother that came at school) i would pray that she didnt say anythin or did anything that my friends could tease me about.