what is the most embarassing thing your child has done

This conversation has been closed to further comments

18 Comments

View replies by

Tammy - posted on 01/26/2012

142

11

30

My Aspergers son had to get some blood tests done and the man at the counters english had an accent to it. So Seth decided to ask him "why dont u speak english" the man politely said "i do i just have an accent" well this wasnt good enough for Seth so he said "well i dont have a akent and my mum dont have an akent why do you" believe it or not that man was the one that had to take his blood for the tests he was not a happy little man in the end. That'll teach him.

Danielle - posted on 01/25/2012

778

25

99

I dont have a lot of funny stories, but the most embarrassed have gotten so far (my son is non-verbal and three) is when he will drop to the floor and tantrum when strangers and people approach him.



Even some people he knows, he will often start hitting himself in the face and head when they say "Hi" to him, or try to approach him.

He just doesn't like strangers, which makes it very hard to leave the house.

BRANDY - posted on 01/23/2012

2

2

0

Once we were eating at a sit down resturaunt and hayden finished his plate and i said come on you can go with me to pay and when we got up to the register he says " Do you take foodstamps" ? OMG! I almost fell over , but afterwards it was hilarious. I wanted to crawl under a table.. hahaha, ... Kids are so funny!

Fiona - posted on 04/16/2009

14

18

2

My Aspie son, aged nine, has always had a quirky sense of humour but tends to display it at the worst times. He once quoted the most famous line from "The Elephant Man VERY loudly and clearly when feeling hemmed in at a shopping centre: "I....am not....an ANIMAL!!", while shuffling like John Hurt did in that movie. Sure moved people aside and he got his personal space back.

Another example is when he is thinking of a youtube clip called Achmed the Dead Terrorist. If he's thinking about that clip when he's introduced to someone, he may well say, "Hellooo....I am Lindsay Lohaaaannnnn...."

*sigh*

Fiona

Patty - posted on 04/14/2009

8

6

1

My 8 year old DS has PDD-NOS. We too have had many embarassing moments. I had one this morning. I was at a PTO meeting full of parents and the school principal when over the loud speaker comes an announcement for my DS to please report to the office immediately! All the other moms were staring at me and asking if I wanted to go the office to see him. He has a tendancy to leave the classroom when he is upset, usually he goes to try to fing the guidance counselor.

[deleted account]

Leslie mentioned Wal-mart / Sam's Club having something in the air vents.... I've noticed that bright florescent lights tend to make my son pace in circles and he will utter video game noises. The second I tell him to stop he does but he starts back up with in moments. Perhaps it is just a coincidence but I think its the lighting. He does not behave this way in stores with natural or muted lighting.

Jennifer - posted on 04/14/2009

27

15

2

What's with the Bra facination anyway? It's funny cause merlin has his favorites- mostly beige and very padded :)

Lori - posted on 04/13/2009

17

10

1

Tristan is almost 5 but little over a year ago we were in cvs and my son decides to have a mealtdown because a fire truck passed by outside.. he picks up the buggy (that had his younger brother in it) and flips it. pins my youngest son between the buggy and counter. everyone in the store came running to me, they probaly thought lawsuit, i picked up the whole buggy made sure brenden was ok quickly paid and ran out as fast has i could. then just set in my car for bout 10min and cried...

Marcia - posted on 04/13/2009

3

8

0

Well my son is almost 16 so as you can imagine I have more than a few tales I could tell, but my favorite happened when he was about 5 years old. Now my son has always quoted from movies, in fact when he was little he often used quotes from movies , commercials , or t.v. programs to express how he was feeling when he couldn't find the words himself. Anyway back to my story ...We went to the mall one day , I honestly can't remember what for , but what happened shortly after will stay with me till I am old and grey. As we were walking through the mall my son sees this black couple and their young children , he gets a big smile on his face takes a deep breath and at the top of his lungs yells I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE ! ( thanks Jerry Mcguire ) Needless to say I felt about 2 inches tall , and then to make it worse , I looked up and saw the dad striding towards us , I wasn't sure what I was going to say to this man , but it turns out I worried for nothing , for when he was standing directly in front of us I saw that he was smiling , he then reached out his had to my son , saying he wanted to shake the hand of the little white boy who would yell that in a crowded mall . LOL

Nicky - posted on 04/13/2009

10

27

0

My son, Burke walked up to a bra display at Kohl's when he was three, took his hands out and grabbed the cups and said, "OOBIES!"  Needless to say, a lot of people were looking !!!

[deleted account]

My kids were bored in the checkout que at the hardware store. They swung from my (elasticated waisted) skirt. I wasn't wearing underwear. The two old fellas behind had the best day they'd had in a while!!!

Tamara - posted on 04/13/2009

32

11

10

This didn't happen to me, but my children's nanny. One time she walked downtown with my high-functioning son and typical one yo daughter. They do some shopping, and they're standing on a street corner. My son's nose starts to bleed. (He had this problem for a while.) So he starts having a melt-down, the nanny's hands are full of groceries and little sister. And of course, who has enough kleenex to stop a full-on gusher? So everything went on the ground, and the poor lady wrestled my son to the ground to get him to tilt his head back to get it to stop bleeding. Then after all was said and done, had to walk home with hands full and a boy who looked like he'd been murdering someone.

Jennifer - posted on 04/13/2009

27

15

2

I'm not easily embarrassed and I guess this is more amusing than anything- but my 2 and 1/12 year old is obsessed with bras- he loves them and can spend extended periods of time browsing!

Debra - posted on 04/12/2009

13

1

1

Oh my...there are too many to write. Alex once set off the Fire Alarm in the county courthouse, that was very embarassing. He once took money out of the offering plate at Christmas Service. He said well the pastor said it is for the poor and the hungry and I am hungry. He asked a pregnant women if she ate her baby. LOL they are always full of surprises.

Leslie - posted on 04/12/2009

12

30

1

Most of mine revolve around violent tantrums because of a small request. Or loudly announcing "THIS IS STUPID/BORING" in a quiet place like church or movie theater.

I once struggled with him at Taco Bell in the back of WalMart for an hour when I was seven or eight months pregnant with our youngest son. He knocked over our near empty cart and was screaming at me and trying to bite, kick, scratch me, whatever. I had to physically restrain him to keep people around us safe and not allow him to damage anything in the store (he had already knocked our cart over sideways), and for nearly an hour, not one person approached me and asked if there was anything they could do. They just stared at me like I have no concept of discipline. No one called a manager, nothing. I ended up asking a store manager if they had a security tape i could pay to have footage from to show my husband and my son's doctor, but of course there was none.

What set this off? I asked him to please take his wrappers to the trash so we could finish our shopping.

He was six at the time. He's nine now and things are improving by leaps and bounds, but I still get nervous in WalMart and Sam's Club. It's like they put something in the air vents or something.

I would love to have him smash his face in women's chests, lol!

Katrina - posted on 04/04/2009

17

17

0

my son sean now 14 but when he was (9) he was on his way to the specalist in town and we passed a person with a sign begging for money sean stops and reads it out loud  for the world to hear "I need money have no job will use money for food and looking for job not for drugs or drink" Sean rolls his eye and siad as if  when i put a $ 1 in and explain that some people need our help he siad well mum your one big sucker then i though i want the ground to open.



 



but sean gets better the same year a very large women who is a  friend of mine starts teaching at my kids school her class due to different thing loses a few student  sean in front of assembly as hes walking out as he could'nt sit through hears a parent saying  this teacher lost another student sean replie very loud no she didnt lose then she eats them in her lunch break the whole asssembly laugh i want to die. 

Lynne - posted on 04/04/2009

53

29

6

My son, Jordan is 6 and likes to sniff people but unfortunately he is now boob height for most women. He tends to pick bigger breasted women (strangers) and has been known to sniff them and bury his face in their boobs - it makes me want the ground to open up!!!! Thank god, he always seems to go for lovely ladies who are very understanding!

Lynne - posted on 04/04/2009

53

29

6

My son, Jordan is 6 and likes to sniff people but unfortunately he is now boob height for most women. He tends to pick bigger breasted women (strangers) and has been known to sniff them and bury his face in their boobs - it makes me want the ground to open up!!!! Thank god, he always seems to go for lovely ladies who are very understanding!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms