My children have always done a pretty darn good job of keeping me humble and embarrassing me. Children have a way of doing that and my two little people are no different.
On Saturday we went grocery shopping and it was crazy busy. As we were shopping, little man say’s to me, quite loudly, “Mommy, are you getting thirsty for a beer?” WTF?
The people in front of us turned around and looked at me for my answer. I like beer and really like it on a nice hot day in the summer but it’s winter right now so seldom drink it. Quite honestly I am not a big drinker and if I do, it’s after he and little lady go to bed. I answered him with a simple “no” because I knew that no matter what I said, it would make him keep talking about it. And may I add that little lady repeats everything he says. May I also add that while we don't hide that we drink, we don't make an issue of it, nor do we party in front of them.
Then we go down another isle, and little man asks me quite loudly, “Are we going to the liquor store to pick up beer? What direction is the liquor store? Can I go in the liquor store with you? WTF? Little lady of course echo’s her brother so she of course had to scream, “I want to go to the liquor store too!” Dear lord.
This time, all the people down the isle turned and looked
at me or I should say stared at me. Some had smirks. Some looked disapproving. I am sure I looked like no mother of the year. He has never been in a liquor store and I am just not getting his fascination with beer or the liquor store.
So I did what I usually do when he says such ridiculous things to me, I ignored him. I ignore both of them and they stopped.
We checked out and as we walked by the eye glass center, little man says quite loudly and in front of the eye doctor and another worker, “They have glasses. They have sun glasses. But no shot glasses.” WTF? These women’s heads whipped around to stare at me in my embarrassment. I put my hand over his mouth and got them out of there. Dear lord I am too old for this. Dear lord I looked like one of those parents. I'm not...really I'm not.
Just so you know, I asked him what a shot glass was and he didn’t have a clue.