Friday, May 8, 2009

Virtual Girls Night Out: The Mother's Day Edition

Thank goodness it's Friday - I'm so ready for the weekend. It's been an interesting week, but given that Mother's Day is this weekend I'm not exactly feeling like the best mother in the world. Baby is toddling around today with a huge shiner - he fell, face-first, into the caboose of his ride-on train yesterday, and injured himself quite badly. He's okay today, outside of the shiner, thank goodness, but when I went out to Walgreens just now for a few odds and ends, I felt like everyone was staring at me (and Baby's face) and thinking what an awful mother I must be. Lovely. Oh well.

So, since it's Friday, that means it's time for another Virtual Girls' Night Out with Ann. She's picked an awesome song - Des'ree's "You Gotta Be" from the 90's. Do you remember that song? Go visit her to see the music video to jog your memory.

This week, in honor of Ann's new quest for personal fitness (and fear of the gym), she asks:
Have you ever had one of those visions of walking into a room and everyone is staring at you and you realize you tucked your skirt into your underwear? OK now, have you ever actually DONE something like that? Or anything along those lines?

I've definitely had visions of full-on personal embarrassment. Most were work-related, and involved either meetings with higher-ups that scared the crap out of me, or the first few times that I taught software classes at work and had to stand up in front of a group of people and seem confident and informed. The best part was when I pitched that the company needed to buy a new, $20K plus custom-built board room table, and I had to convince the COO and CEO of that fact. Yikes. As for actual personal embarrassment scenarios, I honestly can't think of any. Which probably means there's a really good story in my head somewhere, it's just buried under my millions of pieces of trivial knowledge, like song lyrics to cheesy 80's one-hit-wonders.

What about you? Any good stories of total embarrassment? You know you have one...share please! :) Oh - and make sure to join in on the blog-hopping VGNO fun over at Ann's!

P.S. - Don't forget about my comments contest - the wonderful visitor who comments the most on my blog this month will be featured in an interview with yours truly here on Type A Mommy at the beginning of June.

26 comments:

Yaya said...

Your blog is so cute!

TGIF and Happy VGNO!

Gena said...

My son was always crackin' his noggin'!
People seem to forget what their kids did when they were little. Nowadays, everyone is considered a child abuser.

Happy Mother's Day and VGNO!

robin said...

Good luck with your comment contest! Such a great idea!
Happy GNO and Happy Mother's Day!

Mrs Cooper said...

Stopping in from the VGNO to wish you a Happy Mother's Day

Liz said...

A long long time ago but I will never forget.When I was a teen I was running accross the street but wasnt looking where I was going and ran right into a telephone pole. I didnt get hurt but very embarrassed. Happy VGNO

I am Harriet said...

Great post.
Happy VGNO and Mother's Day Weekend!

Mandala Michelle said...

I've gotten those looks too. What can you do. Kids fall down....a lot. Happy VGNO!

Opus #6 said...

LOL. Great post. Happy VGNO.

Kris said...

Stopping by for VGNO -- Maybe you could come convince my hubby that we need an inground pool in our backyard.

Mary K Brennan said...

My little guy took a good fall face first on the concrete last month. He busted his head and lip open. We're still working on that scare.
Have a great VGNO.

Tamis said...

I refuse to share my embarrassing stories, they just continue to haunt you then. I will just also cover them up with useless trivia and commercial jingles I cannot seem to forget.

Happy VGNO!

Sue said...

I actually did have my skirt tucked in my underwear/panty hose once when I worked in an office. Luckily someone told me when she was the only one who saw, unfortunately though it was one of the girls I barely could stand if you know what I mean.

Kids have accidents - don't worry what other people think.

Happy VGNO & Mother's day.

Lola said...

Stopping by for VGNO! Hope you have a great Mother's Day weekend.

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Just_Aimee said...

Happy VGNO and Mother's Day Weekend...enjoyed your post...

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day.

Happy VGNO!

kyooty said...

Happy Mothers Day, the idea of trying to convince others to buy expensive gear is totally something I'd freak out about

~~tonya~~ said...

Cute blog!

Happy VGNO and have a great weekend.

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Happy GNO and Happy Mothers Day! Love your blog!!

naturalelegance said...

Happy VGNO! And thank goodness it's Friday. I love my job and family but this past week has been really long. And I understand about the shiner, I really do. Our 2yo is notorious for getting hurt. Matter of fact, he has a fat lip from falling on concrete the other day.

BTW check your email! I sent you the MiniMe prize you won from my bday contest.

sistersledgekws said...

Happy VGNO!
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sistersledgekws said...

I loved the Glass Castle!!! OMG -- one of my favs. You should join Goodreads.com -- we have the same book taste. I have on my list to read the kite runner. I loved the RED TENT.

Ali said...

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great VGNO and Mothers Day weekend too =)

~Sandy~ said...

thanks so much for stopping by my party. enjoy your weekend and Happy VGNO!!!

Anissa said...

I know how you feel Aden pulled a little side table on him last year and had a bad black eye. When you have to go in public and people look at you like you did it.
TFS
Happy VGNO

Margo said...

Just in time for her first birthday, Becca head dived off the bed (big goose egg) and slammed her face into a heating vent. Luckily, both faded pretty fast. It's a very rare day when she doesn't have some sort of bump, bruise or cut. All part of being a kid. Don't worry about what others think. And truthfully, at least half the people staring probably are parents themselves and understand how those sort of things happen. :)

I have had more embarrassing moments than I can count. lol. I just try to laugh them off...

Kat said...

Was gone this weekend. Hope you had a great VGNO!

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