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What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« on: November 09, 2010, 09:48:33 AM »
Anyone of all ages.... ahve anything that your parents make you go red?

For example, my dad sings the Bill Bailey Text song when my friends are over if we start texting over dinner. Or he starts doing the Mofo dance from Popmart, which looks nothing like the real thing



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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 10:21:34 AM »
I'm pretty sure that everything I do embarrasses my kids.

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 10:28:02 AM »
I'm pretty sure the very fact that I exist embarasses my kids.  And aaron, didn't you know, when a child is born the parents  have to sign an oath promising to do everything they possibly can to embarasses the kid.  It's not that we want to embarass you guys,  but we really have no choice.

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 10:38:09 AM »
Now that I'm older I just accept what they do - nothing really embarasses me anymore (note to younger people on the board - it DOES get better!)

However when I was younger, everything they did was super embarassing. Two incidents of note:
1. After they allowed me to borrow a car and stay in line overnight for Depeche Mode tickets, they showed up in the morning (in matching jackets no less) with muffins for everyone in line  :-[ :-[ :-[
2. When I came home from New York city, they met me at the gate wearing matching red cowboy hats saying "Our lil girl is home from the big city!"

Even so, I think I turned out pretty well......

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 11:01:20 AM »
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Now that I'm older I just accept what they do - nothing really embarasses me anymore (note to younger people on the board - it DOES get better!)

However when I was younger, everything they did was super embarassing. Two incidents of note:
1. After they allowed me to borrow a car and stay in line overnight for Depeche Mode tickets, they showed up in the morning (in matching jackets no less) with muffins for everyone in line  :-[ :-[ :-[
2. When I came home from New York city, they met me at the gate wearing matching red cowboy hats saying "Our lil girl is home from the big city!"

Even so, I think I turned out pretty well......

I know you were a teenager and all that, but, other than the matching clothes, I really don't see how either of those could be seen as embarrassing, especially bringing food for everyone. I know if I had been in that line I would have thought you had the coolest parents ever because a) they actually let you camp out for tickets and b) THEY FED PEOPLE. Now, where have I seen that before? Oh yeah, here!

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That said, I doubt my kids were too thrilled when we were in the GA line at Atlanta and was making some calls for work while I was there. I had been working on a partnership between the West Alabama Food Bank and the West Alabama Red Cross for weeks and finally got them to agree with it while we were there in line. After the call I went nuts! I was squealing and jumping up and down and hugging them because this was the biggest partnership the chapter had ever had and would be providing food assistance to hundreds of disaster victims in our rural counties. It was a big freaking deal. Everyone around us was thrilled and congratulated me, but my kids acted like they didn't even know me. That kind of hurt. Still does.

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 11:05:04 AM »
Do you suppose Bono, Larry and Edge embarass their kids?  Probably, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around that thought.

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 11:33:30 AM »
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1. After they allowed me to borrow a car and stay in line overnight for Depeche Mode tickets, they showed up in the morning (in matching jackets no less) with muffins for everyone in line 

That's awesome! I'd love it if my parents did that.

I don't really care. I think I embarrass they more than they embarrass me.  8)

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 12:01:21 PM »
GardenTart, I think you win. lol

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Do you suppose Bono, Larry and Edge embarass their kids?  Probably, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around that thought.

Having Bono as a dad. Oh god. lol.

Larry has a daughter, right?  I wouldnt want to be her as a teenager or the boy she brings home to meet the parents.   
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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2010, 02:29:21 PM »
My mom dances. VERY badly.

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 02:48:33 PM »
My dad has multiple tattoos in very visible places
My dad is overweight and likes to walk around shirtless a lot
My mom cries at the strangest and silliest things

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010, 03:38:23 PM »
I'm great at dad dancing  8)

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2010, 09:50:50 PM »
My dad:
1. Making jokes that are not at all funny. (For example, he thinks it's funny to switch the first letters of words-like sicken choup)
2.Singing songs in the most annoying way possible.

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2010, 10:51:02 PM »
"What do your parents do that embarrasses you?"

My mother on occasions questions why I don't like radio music.
My father sometimes has the tendency to belt out songs in a ridiculous voice.

Um ... :-\

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2010, 09:25:49 AM »
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My dad has multiple tattoos in very visible places
My dad is overweight and likes to walk around shirtless a lot
My mom cries at the strangest and silliest things

lol. I'm sorry. 

Well I'm a grown up now so I dont have this prob anymore. Thank G.  My dad liked arguing & trying to bargain with people in stores. Ugh. I was always like "Dad, this is the US not the mother country."

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Re: What does your parents do that embarrasses you?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2010, 08:29:56 AM »
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I'm pretty sure that everything I do embarrasses my kids.

Yep, me too.  But, I am looking for some new ideas.   :D