The other day, I was at my friends house with the boys. We went swimming, had some snacks, relaxed. Well, really... I did not relax at all. In fact, swimming with children without another set of hands to help is hard! I had to carry Christos in my left arm. You know he weights 50 pounds, right? Thank GOD it felt a lot lighter in the water, because I was also holding Dimitry in my right arm. He's 27 pounds. They were both wearing life jackets. They, and I, were in the water for over an hour, easily. What a workout that was for my arms, though! But seriously? Swimming without someone else to help with the kids is not something I recommend to anyone. Unless, of course, your children can swim on their own. Christos is almost 4 years old, so I'm hoping this will be the summer he takes the plunge and swims on his own.
So. Anyway. We decided to head to the park across the street. Christos was on top of the play structure, having a good time. I was in the sand with Dimitry.
"Mommy, I have to go pee!" Christos announced to the world, to all the moms and nannies and children at the park.
"Okay, come on down and we'll run back to the house."
"No, I have to go NOW!"
"Okay, come on down, and we'll run behind that tree over there. Come on, sweetie, come on!"
"No... I'm going to pee here!" he said, as he pulled down his shorts, and proceeded to pee on the slide.
Um, yeah... I was embarrassed. And mortified. It all happened so very quickly, too. I tried to clean it up the best way I could. My friend put some sand on the slide.
And I prayed the sun would disappear behind the clouds and rain would come pouring down, to clean the slide for the other children.
I totally cringe when things like this happen.
What is your most mortifying mommy moment?