Laylee had plenty of people to watch at the hospital on Tuesday. And she had commentary. What’s the most embarassing thing your child has ever said about another person within earshot?

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8 Responses to People-Gawking

  1. Jill says:

    My almost 8 year old was about 4 when she said “Excuse me Mr. Fat man can I need to get by you”. The other day at the almost 5 yr olds preschool one of the kids appologized to me. “Sorry!” when he ran into me. I thought “How polite!” Then he said “I’m sorry I ran into your cushy bottom.” His Mom was livid – pulled him asside and started telling him not to do that. I thought it was funny till she got mad. I guess its time to get serious about getting to the gym.

  2. Aimee says:

    My son pointed at a man in McDonald’s and loudly asked me, “Mommy, why is that man Black?”
    And when 9/11 happened my cable was out so we were watching it at a restaurant. He started clapping and cheering when one of the towers fell because he thought it was an awesome movie. The people around me we seriously upset.

  3. Meg says:

    My 19 month old son calls everyone “Guy,” be they women, men, or children. Most people just smile, but some women shoot me dirty looks. The worst part about it is that it sounds as though he is saying “Die!” He’s very adamant about it. One day, we were in Wal-Mart filling up water jugs. The water dispenser is near the dairy section, which is a large open space with great acoustics and the kind of echo every toddler dreams of. He started yelling “Guy!” at everyone that walked by, but it came off as a repeated, echoing, “Die!”

  4. red says:

    We were at Costco and my little 3 year old boy (now 9) said, “Mom, yook at dat big fat guy!” – who was no more than 5 feet from us. I was mortified and wheeled that cart around so fast with my hand covering his mouth and hushing him with the devilish eyes.

  5. Oh, dear. This reminded me of a time when I was about 4 or 5, when my mother and I were checking out at the grocery store, and I very, VERY loudly said, “MAMA, SHE’S FAT. ” And then, since apparently I wasn’t clear enough, I stood on my tiptoes and pointed at the cashier and said, “See???”

    Interestingly, in retrospect, I wouldn’t objectively say that the cashier was fat, and as a matter of fact, she was decidedly smaller than my mom was back then, so I really don’t know what triggered the loud observation from my 5 yr old mouth (other than, of course, the fact that the mouth was attached to a 5 yr old brain, and we all know what 5 yr old brains can be like…).

    My mom, of course, quickly corrected me, but assuredly, the damage was already done.

    I am convinced that this is the reason why I have been overweight for most of my life and why it is so. hard. for me to lose weight. God was listening that day!

  6. Angela says:

    We were trick or treating when my daughter was 5 and as we were walking away from a house she pipes up with, “MOm why was she so wrinkly.”Poor lady didn;t have the door closed yet.

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