Go! Smell the embarrassing parent

Posted on September 3rd, 2008 by Purple13

As a child, I remember watching the news. One story one day was about this guy called Red Adair – an oil fire fighter who together with his specialist team flew into the oil field fires and put em out.

Something must have captured my imagination because i remember running to update my mum in the kitchen with the latest news bulletins as they were reported.

Eventually it became a ‘running joke’ that my mum delighted in telling people – a bit like the time when i went to watch Superman 3 movie and we all stood up and cheered when he fought with his bad self and was still superman (great music mr williams!).

However, the older i got, the sillier the interest in Mr Adair’s antics seemed and the more i was embarrassed by my mums repeatedly telling of the story. I don’t think she was really aware of just how much it did embarrass me. Oh dear.

So as my mind fleeted back to that moment in history, i ask – is there anything you shared with your parents that you later regretted and were made to ‘suffer’ over?

As we’re having a parents themes day here at GSTF’s

It’s over to you as I head off to the school disco for a spot of ‘Dad dancing’ – Yo King! Dad has left the building…….

15 Responses to “Go! Smell the embarrassing parent”

  1. Lib says:

    Erm, I don’t think there was actually Jonathan.

    I tell you what though Red Adair was a legend, who’d have thought that after dancing his way to the top he would become a world renowned fire fighter?

    Amazing man.

  2. Urban Pagan says:

    lol Lib

    I regret sharing my crack stash with my parents. seriously. they made me rack up 400 quid to my dealer in one night. mum wouldn’t even go out of an evening to ‘earn her keep’.

  3. Blue Collar Goddess says:

    I wouldn’t share anything with my parental units.
    Never! GAH!

    Because of this, I developed the intimate relationship with my own kids that I would have liked to have had with the people who raised me. In retrospect, it’s a trust issue (thinking on Clinically Clueless’ comment on my post) and I don’t think I would jeopardize the trust I’ve managed to maintain with the kids.
    On the other hand, I don’t mind telling the stories of their wee little antics to girlfriends and boyfriends. That IS a parents right, yanno?

  4. Jim & Em says:

    Parental units -lol Blue Collar…

    Jim here and as a child I was a touch on the hyperactive side, often fulled by E numbers (a future health topic me thinks).

    Mum assures me I used to bang my head on the supermarket floor demanding my next sugar hit, rarely sleep and always squeeze myself when excited.

    That disturbing part of all this is that she’s referring to last summer! :-)

    I used to call beetroot rootbeet and car parks parkcarks…..

  5. Urban Pagan says:

    ‘a touch on the hyperactive side’

    thats like saying Gulliver was slightly large!!

  6. aussiecynic says:

    it is every parents duty to spend time during thsoe teenager years embarassing there kids…

    Although I never had to worry about it… I did hear a great one at a wedding a few years back..
    during the speaches.. the brides father stood to make the toast to his daughter and her new son in law…
    he started very sweetly telling about how he would his little girl and a few things from when she little.. nothing to embarassing..
    but then as he finished he said and I quote..
    imagine the looks on the faces of the bride groom and his family…. priceless…

  7. Ange says:

    I never shared anything with my parents when I was a teenager as I didn’t think they would understand… typical teenager I guess. In the last few years I have had some D & M’s with my mum and I figure the best thing to tell her is that I love her… that way she can’t hold anything against me ;)

  8. Perhaps, I should have put this in the Forum?

    ClinicallyCluelesss last blog post..My Truth ~ My Childhood (Director’s Cut)

  9. Jim & Em says:

    It’s good here CC as you’re addressing the topic in the post with more info! You’re adding to the thread so it’s all good….

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

Post comments @ coffee!


Coffee time

September 2012
« Jun    

Coffee Contributors

  • Amazing Susan
  • Angela in Canada
  • Clueless
  • Ethical Eater
  • Irish Coffee
  • Lib
  • Mighty
  • ODB

Coffee Founder

  • Jim

Twitter Updates

Recent followers

Stuck in the filter paper