*i am going to make a disclaimer now...i will be very honest in this post;)
just to let you know, when you are a parent, YOUR CHILDREN WILL EMBARASS YOU.
not all of the time, just when you least expect it.
i have a little daughter who will be turning 3 on Fri. life with a curious 3 year old can be adventurous, exasperating, and even mortifying.
Thanksgiving day was great for our family. we went to my older sister's house to celebrate with my side of the family, and then on to my mother-in-law's house to celebrate with my hubby's side. Perfect!
only, it was like super duper warm on thanksgiving, like 70 degrees warm.
so as i am figuring out what to wear, i decide that it is perfectly fine to go bare-legged with my cute dress and sweater. can i get an amen from the legwear haters? (i refuse to wear panty hose)
dinner at my sisters went great.
we move on to my in-laws.
there are lots of people standing in the family room as we are waiting for the last arrivals and chatting.
i am standing in the middle of the room, and behind me a few feet away, is my mother in law, husband, and his aunt and uncle.
ENTER THE THREE YEAR OLD...
my lovely daughter comes up behind me and lifts the back of my dress HIGH up for all to see!!
immediate embarassment...my mother in law's shocked face...my daughter yelling loudly "mommy, you aren't wearing any underpants!"
Now, to be certain, i was in fact wearing underpants!!!
however, it had been a busy morning cooking and making stuff to bring, i kind of grabbed what was available undergarment-wise, which wasn't one of my favorite stay-put pairs...so maybe things shifted a bit, and my daughter thought that i was going around free-bird on thanksgiving day.
and thanks to her...probably everyone else did too.
at that point, there is nothing you can do to save the situation. it would be way worse to start loudly proclaiming that i am in fact, wearing undies. nope. nothing i could do. so, i just ushered my child into the bathroom to talk to her about how it's not nice to show people mommy's hiney. and i actually had to pull up my dress all the way for her to prove that i had undies on. all while laughing. and laughing, and laughing. (now that is definitely confusing for someone who is three)
my mother in law burst out laughing periodically throughout the course of the evening. and actually, so did i! come on, it is funny, even if it is embarassing.
and i firmly believe in laughing at yourself. really. it's not good to take yourself too seriously;)
especially if you have children, and one of those is say, three years old:)