Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I am in Kansas right now having a blast house hunting and missing my kids. This post has been auto posted.

I am answering the questions from Ask Awesome Mom Anything in the order they were asked.

Kelly from Don Mills Diva cuts right to the chase and asks: "What was your most embarrassing moment?"

My parents are people who love to tease (which is a nice way of putting it). Over the years I have had to learn to have a rather thick skin. However when I was a teenager I was not quite so thick skinned, but I was learning.

Some back story: When I was a youngster of about 5 or 6 years of age we lived in a area that was being newly developed. There were a lot of vacant lots that were waiting for houses to be built. In one of those lots there was a massive weed. My friend told me that it was a man eating plant.

I rushed home and convinced my mom to call my dad at work to warn him of the neighborhood terror. I was rather literal minded about the idea of the man eating plant and thought it only ate men. Eventually I was convinced that it was just a weed and that my dad was safe.

Fast forward to Jr High. I hated parent teacher night with a passion. My dad was a high school teacher and I always felt that my teachers and parents were conspiring to do evil deeds to me behind my back (I was not wrong in my paranoia as you will see). I would do every thing possible to hide any kind of advertising about parent teacher night from my parents. The school was too good about getting the word out and invariable something leaked through.

The day after the parent teacher night I thought that I was home free. I was not grounded which was a good sign, or so I thought. I was sitting in band (I played trumpet at the time) warming up when it happened. The band teacher, in front of the class, asked me about the man eating plant. I wanted to die! But I oh so carefully feigned ignorance. The teacher then admitted that my parents had told him to ask me about a man eating plant. Again I told him that I had no idea what he was talking about. I am sure that I was beet red and my voice was quavering, but the band teacher then dropped the subject much to my relief. I wanted to die and at the same time obliterate my parents.

So, there you have it! That was my most embarrassing moment... so far.


Tama said...

And you still talk to your parents after that? Boy, my parents would have really got it if they had done something like that to me!!!

Hope you are having fun.

Anonymous said...

Yup - definitely embarrassing. :-) Hope you are having fun!!

Guinevere Meadow said...

Band directors have bizarre senses of humor.

I was a band kid too, so I know.

Nancy said...

Your parents are mean!

Don Mills Diva said...

YA - getting one-upped by parents is always embarrassing!

Good one.