Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's My Turn- Finally

When Maddie was a newborn, she would wait until we were out and then have a huge blow-out diaper, usually all over me, and I would have to wear whatever I had on until I could get to a change of clothes. I would smile and continue on.

When Maddie was 1, she yelled "Oh crap" when the library clown dropped one of the balls he was juggling. I smiled and silently blamed her daddy and went on.

When Maddie was 2, she kept saying that she needed to go potty while we were in the bookstore. I knew she didn't because she had just tried. When I told her no, and continued looking at my book, she stripped off her clothes and took off running. Through the middle of the store. I couldn't catch her. And when I did, I gritted my teeth and went on. Right out the door.

When Maddie was 3, we were at the pool when a rather large man walked by. She yelled, "Now, that's a big belly!" I smiled and tried my best to pretend wasn't mine and carried on.

Monday, we took Maddie to see Madagascar 2 (which I really liked, by the way). We decided to do a little shopping while we were out.

As we were walking through the parking lot, I started singing "I like to move it, move" because I promise after you see that movie, it will be stuck in your head for another 6 months. I added a little booty shake to my song, because I just couldn't help myself.

"Mommy- stop."

"What? Dance with me. Move it, move it."

"Stop. People might see you."

"Okay- maybe they will dance with me."

"Mommy. You. Are. Embarrassing. Me"

Um, excuse me? I am embarrassing you?!? It's about time. I'm looking forward to the teenage years.

I just smiled and carried on.

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10 comments:

Amy said...

LOL. I don't know if my kids are embarrass-able....yet.

noble pig said...

Shake that booty-harder. And faster.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

HA HA! I love embarassing my kids. It's an art form.
And I love that "Move it move it" song!

Nicole said...

Awesome. That song is catchy! We're to the stage where my kids get embarrassed yet... even though Miss M is almost 6 and Miss K is 4 they just don't care. Yet. :)

You're right... teenage years will be a great re-balancing of the scale.

LemonySarah said...

Ha ha ha! Too funny! Welcome to the world of mutual embarrassment. My kids and I swear by it!

Thistledew Farm said...

Awesome - I can so relate!!! Yesterday my 8 year old's school teacher asked her what was the best part about her trip to see Grandma's farm.....she replied that she learned the difference between ewes and rams - the rams have really big testicles!!!!!

kimmie said...

I absolutely love being the mom of a teenager and a preteen. One of my favorite reasons is because I can totally humiliate them! God is great!!

Karen said...

GAH! At her age? Saying that?!

You're gonna have so much fun in about 10 years.

Terri said...

oh, you MUST dance to the "move it" song with the lemurs... I don't think it's optional. I think it's REQUIRED! :) And, the best thing about having kids is embarrassing them. I make up dances for my kids. Really fabulous dances - like "Toss the Chicken" and "Monkeyshines" - they LOVE them! :)

Terri

Bren said...

Ha! Too funny! I love all of her comments!

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