Last night, my wife, 3 yeard old daughter Joanna and I we went down to the “Family Restaurant” in town for a bite to eat. It’s a fairly small place with the smoking and non-smoking sections divided by a low half-wall that you can see across. There were about 3 other couples in the non-smoking section with us and one group in the smoking section. As we were waiting for our food, Joanna (who is standing on top of the seat in the booth) points to a large man over in the smoking section and shouts: “HE’S SMOKING A CIGARRETTE! HE’S SMOKING A CIGARRETTE!” Of course, everybody in the restaurant looks at her, sees where she is pointing, and then looks at the smoker.
It gets worse.
We calmly tell Joanna that it is OK, he is over in the smoking section. She pauses for about 2 seconds, contemplating the situation. She then points at the man again and shouts: "HE’S GOT A BIG BELLY! HE’S GOT A BIG BELLY! Much shushing (and giggling by the other patrons) ensues and we finally got her quieted down.
At least the man did, in fact, have quite a large belly. I was too embarrassed to look and see what his reaction was.
The rest of the evening was spend with Joanna announcing to the rest of the restaurant what the status of the waitresses eye glasses was. “SHE’S GOT HER GLASSES ON!” and “WHY DOESN’T SHE HAVE HER GLASSES ON?!”
Now, why don’t you parents out there make me feel better by sharing your most emabarrassing kid moments!