As promised, here is a much lighter post. Enjoy the laugh (though my head is still hung in embarrassment....).
A long time ago- earlier this year, I posted THIS story after we went to COSI one day as a family. Soon after arriving, we happened to walk past a group of Muslim women. They were in their full attire, including the facial veil (called a Niqab, I belive), with only a small slit for their eyes to see through. Ellie suddenly clung to my leg and yelled (loud enough for them to hear...) "Mom! A ghost!!" Oh, I was so embarrassed.
Apparently, as I learned today, I did not teach my children well enough at that time to hold their comments until later, or at least speak quietly. I had a similar moment today.
The boys start school tomorrow and today was an incredibly gorgeous day- in the low 70's- so we decided to celebrate our last day of freedom by going to the zoo. As we were leaving, we passed a large group of (presumably) Amish people- men and women. Pointing to the men, Kenny said loudly, " Mom!! Look! Why are those people dressed like Abraham Lincoln!" I am not sure if they heard. I grabbed his arm and told him not to point and to be quiet I will tell him in a minute. I tried to quietly say they were not dressed like Lincoln, just keep walking. He says "Look! Yes they are!" Again, I quietly say, Kenny, be quiet- I will explain in a minute! He says, "Oh, I know! Labor day is coming- that is why!" Now I got a little meaner because he wasn't getting my message and I said "Kenny! Shut up, I will tell you in a minute!!! Quit talking!"
So, then I did explain to him who they were, why they were dressed that way and that he needs to be a little more discreet with his questions in front of others. Ugh.... I just wanted to find a rock to hide under- yet my friend who came along was laughing hysterically, thankful it wasn't her kid. Though, I must admit, it would have been me laughing if it had been her kid.
Another joyous parenting moment for the books....
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