I’d heard about the horribly embarrassing things children do the their parents and was just waiting for my first turn… well, it came yesterday.
My toddler and I were at one of those petting farm places. My toddler has just discovered a new favourite game through kindergym where you dance in a circle, copying the person in front of you. Well, you can imagine his delight when everyone at the petting farm appeared to be playing the game with him. Only they weren’t actually playing, it was a group of profoundly disabled people on an outing with their carers. And my son was following them, very loudly imitating their noises and movements. No matter what I tried to distract him with, he’d sprint back and start imitating them again, playing his favourite game.
He’s not even 2 yet so there was no malice there, quite the opposite in fact, and luckily the carers seemed to realise this. But I was still mortified.
Posted by sallty, 22nd August 2013