Happy Whatever day you are reading this. TODAY I have decided that I am pissed off at … PARENTS WHO REFUSE TO BE EMBARRASSING. What the what ? YOU HEARD ME. There are parents who are fine to attend all of the soccer games and school picnics but they are well dressed, quiet and on time. WHAT THE SHIT IS THAT ??
This whole deal started the other night at my daughter’s 4th grade social.
SIDENOTE: There are no pictures of me because I was wearing a WAWA sweatshirt with a mustard stain on it…
As we were leaving a girl asked her Mom why she wasn’t dancing. The Mom said ” I didn’t want to embarrass you.” WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT THE SHIT IS THAT ?
One of my greatest joys as Mom is embarrassing my kids. Social Media means I don’t even have to embarassing in person. ( see below) I have more dumb pictures ,but, that is not what this post is about. Plus I can’t find the one of me showing up at school in a shark costume.
Also, when you are willing to occasionally take a risk, it makes it easier to try new grown-up stuff. Just last week I was asked to play tennis in a cage when it was 32 degrees out at 8pm on a Tuesday. ( it’s called paddle tennis but it felt like prison tennis in that cage) My partner bought me a matching outfit and we showed up like weird winter twins. POTENTIALLY EMBARRASSING YES? I was thinking we were going to be like Reese Witherspoon in the bunny suit in …. LEGALLY BLONDE. ( I knew you knew)
Bottom line – if you are not willing to be embarrassing I feel sorry for you. More importantly your kids. Perfect is boring. Bold is beautiful. (ACCORDING TO ME)