Aug 09

The Moment I Became THAT Mom

I love that my kids are 12, 11 and almost 10, and I have been able to hold my kids’ hands in public, even hug them and yell “I LOVE YOU” as they got out of the car at school. That is until yesterday, whenever I opened up Instagram on my phone and asked Ethan to look at me while we were at his middle school orientation. At that very moment he looked at me and then to the people around us horrified that someone might see me doing something so “dorky”.

That is when this photo was taken. This is the moment that I become the Mom who embarrasses her son in public.
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I keep thinking back to all those times that I said I would ALWAYS be that cool Mom that all the other kids would wish was their own Mom.  I wouldn’t do embarrassing stuff while in public with them, I would give them some freedom, I would just be AWESOME.

I guess I can add being THAT embarrassing Mom to this to the list of things I said I would never become…


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  1. Michelle
    Twitter: DishofDailyLife

    My kids find me mortifying. I think its in the job description. Haha!
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    1. Stephanie Rutledge

      Ha! Im so glad Im not the only one!

  2. Chelsea AKA: Directionless Mom

    Sounds like me! My kids are still little bitty, but I always say I am going to be a cool mom, but I know it won’t happen. Everything I said I wouldn’t do that my mom did, I have so far ended up doing myself. lol!


  3. Jean

    Oh, my list of failed I will never… as a parent is scary! My oldest son just turned 12 in May so I can relate to this post right down to that look on your son’s face.

  4. Kendra @ Mommy, In Demand

    I dread the day I become that mom. But then again, I’m the mom who will go the extra mile to embarrass him if he tells me I am. It’s for your own good son….
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    1. Stephanie Rutledge

      LOL! I like your take on this. If you’re going to end up embarrassing the kid why not go big right!?

  5. Heather @ Mix of 6

    Hah, I will be THAT mom too! My oldest is only 7 though, so hopefully I will still have awhile.
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  6. Jenny @ MyLittleMe

    I’m embarrassing and I know it. They embarrassed me when they were little. It’s payback time.
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    1. Stephanie Rutledge

      I never thought of it like that. My kids embarrassed me SO much when they were younger, especially with them having to tell people EVERYTHING! lol

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