Sunday, May 4, 2008

Birds & The Bees and Other Awkward Moments...



The other day on a quick run into Homegoods, my 8 year old son needed to use the bathroom. So after asking a clerk, we were directed to the back of the store to the break room where we found the employee restroom...




My son was in there for quite a while. I had already browsed the closest three aisles to the bathroom and determined they had nothing of interest. I was getting impatient as we had to go pick up his older sister shortly. When he finally appeared, I started to rush through the store with him tagging along behind me making airplane sound effects, which I wasn't paying much attention to UNTIL he says "hey Mom, watch this!".....


......you know when something seems to be in slooooooow motion? That is the case here...I turn in time to see him.......(get ready) ..... shoot a feminine product through the air!!! ........






He was so thrilled with his new "toy" and was totally oblivious to it's intended purpose.. .. I quickly grabbed it from his hand and asked him where he got it. "Well, they had this little machine on the wall and it was for free!"



Oh boy, the saying "if it's free, it's for me" does not apply here! I didn't know what to say ! Glancing around to see if any fellow shoppers had witnessed this scene, I just whispered that those were for Employees Only! ...and hightailed it out of the store empty handed! A first for Homegoods!





Life is full of embarassing moments, right?


Even though we hate to go through them, we do have a good chuckle over them a few years down the road, right? Enough time has passed for me to be able to share a story that happened to someone I know...


To protect this person's privacy (ha?!) I won't reveal any names...This woman, had an important appointment scheduled. Being a bit on the shy side, this meeting had her stomach tied up in knots and she was nibbling on saltine crackers on the drive over to the appointment. After her meeting, happy that it was finally over, she gets up to leave and happens to look down at her chest to not only see a load of cracker crumbs left there but also that she FORGOT to remove the little round size sticker from her new top! So - she not only sat through this very serious appointment with a mass of cracker crumbs layered on her shirt but also a SIZE XL labeled on her womanly curves!!!





I am sure she will forgive me if she ever reads this! :)



Now getting back to my darling 8 year old son... a few months ago my 10 year old daughter got into the car after school to exclaim that they had had "The Talk" in class that day.... and when I say "The Talk" in quotes - that is exactly how she said it, with little fingers making quote marks in the air. So in the car besides Me was - my daughter, my Mother, the 3 and 8 year old boys. Being distracted as I always am with all of my offspring in the car competing for my attention, I didn't think to pause my daughter's ramblings...She went on to explain that the female teacher leading the discussion with the girls had her period at the age of 9.


My 8 year old son who was quiet up until now, pops up in the back seat and asks "what's a period?"


So while I am speechless trying to figure out what to say........My Mother quickly interjects with "at the end of a sentence!" to which my 8 year old son replies... "Oh i've been doing that since kindergarten!!" :)



The Birds & The Bee's will only be one discussion of many in the future... I will just have to take a deep breath, plaster a smile and a calm look on my face and muster through it.... hopefully that will conceal my inner shock, anxiety and total lack of knowledge!



Any stories you would like to share...? I would love to hear 'em!


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have to say those stories were very funny and touching at the same time! I am going to bookmark your blog!

Donna Lynn said...

Dearest Laurie!
First let me walk you through how to post the award...
1. Right click on the E.
2. Select Copy
3. Take it to your pictures put it
in there!
4. Then go back to your customize
blog area.
5. Select, ADD PAGE ELEMENT.
6. Then go to your pictures and
post the award and move it
where ya want it on your
sidebar!
7. Your now the proud owner of an
award! YEA!!!

Email me,so I can email you about the sex talk stuff, I will then share with you some very funny stories.
Big Hugs! Donna Lynn

Diana Lyn said...

Hi Laurie, Too Funny, Out of the Mouths of Babes, Kids Gotta love em! I have the New Honor of going through this with my Grandchildren, all the WONDEFUL trials! I love it though! Ever listen to the Song by Trace Adkins,"Your Gonna Miss This" Listen to it ,,, it is wonderful! Have a wonderful day! Diana Lyn

Mary said...

Oh Lord, I'm ROFL! Yes, my daughter once asked me, in ringing tones, whether I needed to get "Mommy's Diapers" (Kotex) in the supermarket. I'm blushing, just remembering it...
xoxo,
Mary

decorator101 said...

Oh my goodness I laughed until I thought I was going to cry. God Bless the little children. Your days are certainly full ones aren't they? I so enjoy coming by and hearing of all your tales. My daughter is grown and has 2 children so I live my life thru them now and listen to all of their stories. My grandson told me the other day I wear energizer underwear. And I asked him why he would think that? Bailey repied: Cause Grandma you just keep going and going and going. Hope I always can. Hugs to you dear heart until tomorrow. Have a great evening. Lynne

Rue said...

Hi Laurie :)

I can't repeat what my son asked me, but I will say that you need to get ready for the tweens LOL

Have a great night!
hugs,
rue

Gloria said...

Oh Laurie, You always make me laugh and also remember all the times when my children were little. Out of the mouths of babes. Sounds like you have had a busy week with your career ain't motherhood fun I use to say it was the only job I could't get fired from or paid for. You have a great week Ms. Gilroy. Hugs and smiles to you dear friend. Gloria

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

awwww! you are all so sweet! Thanks for reading and sharing some of your stories too...I know there will be plenty more in the road ahead! So happy I have you all to commiserate with! :) ~ Laurie

Donna Lynn said...

Laurie,
Go check in on my blog you are mentioned my dear!
Hope you got my email today, call me if you are still having trouble!
XXOO,
Donna Lynn

twintoo10292 said...

My youngest are 14 months apart and in one day I had to explain what the male part was called, where babies came from and what gay was! Getting back to your little one, I am shocked you left Home Goods with out a purchase...I'm not sure I could ever be that embarassed LOL. I just discovered one 45 minutes from my home and spent quite a bit $$ there last Friday. Love it. Twin

Picket said...

Oh my word..I thought I was the only one with those kind of stories!!! lol lol Girl that was hilarious! Hope you have had a beautiful day friend!!!!

Anonymous said...

viagra rrp australia viagra jelly which is better cialis or viagra mail order viagra buy viagra now cialis super viagra cheapest viagra in uk viagra attorneys legal viagra viagra logo marijuana and viagra mexican viagra viagra over the counter viagra mexico

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=259462]generic mexitil[/url]

Anonymous said...

http://markonzo.edu retirees micheal augmentin side effects sparseness museumwww lasix side effects taint zovirax side effects kjsympparan cardizem side effects parrott csbms prilosec side effects dobson trebled

Anonymous said...

hello bros. I'm actually into shoes and I had been looking for that particular model. The prices for the shoes were approximately 350 bucks everwhere. But finally I base this site selling them for the benefit of half price. I really like those [url=http://www.shoesempire.com]prada sneakers[/url]. I will probably order these. what do you think?

Anonymous said...

hello dudes. I'm really into shoes and I had been looking for the sake of that meticulous make. The prices seeking the shoes are approximately 180 dollars everwhere. But for all I set this site selling them for the benefit of half price. I exceptionally want those [url=http://www.shoesempire.com]gucci sneakers[/url]. I will probably order those. what is your opinion?

Anonymous said...

Even if Rihanna naked seems to have a bit of a stutter (ella, ella, eh eh eh) who wouldn't want to stand with her under her umbrella? Rihanna brought a little Caribbean heat to the summer of 2005 with the smash hit "Pon de Replay." She instantly caught the attention of the likes of Jay-Z and Sean Paul, and in 2007, when she released her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, and that stunning sex tape rihanna did in the bedroom with her then boyfriend, Chris Brown. All signs indicated she would be a massive success. Her fourth studio album was released in November 2009, entitled Rated R, and it is Rihanna's pictures highest selling debut in the U.S. yet.
naked pics of rihanna
Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988, in a county in Barbados called St. Michael. She lived the life of a normal island girl going to Combermere, a top sixth form school, similar to grammar schools in the UK. Rihanna sex tape won a beauty pageant and performed Mariah Carey's "Hero" in a school talent show. Her life changed forever when one of her friends introduced her to Evan Rodgers, a producer from New York who was in Barbados for vacation with his wife, who is a native.
rihanna naked

Anonymous said...

Rihanna has come a long way in her career, but now there are reports of Rihanna naked and leaked pictures running wild all over the internet today, rihanna the new sex tape, TMZ has released an exclusive preview of the new celebrity sex tape
rihanna naked pics
He asked Rihanna to perform whatever song that came to mind for her. Rogers was obviously suprised on what great talent Rihanna had. Immediately, both Rogers and Rihanna made demos containing close to twelve tracks including the 2005 smash hit Pon De Replay and mailed the demos out to various recording comanies including Def Jam Recordings where Rihanna would eventually be signed onto.
rihanna naked

Anonymous said...

Just questioning if eBay enables you to market [url=http://www.ticketchoice.com.au]concert tickets[/url] on-line? Do you know if you will find any restrictions depending on what country you are in?

My parents have just called me and asked if i could "get rid" of their two tickets to some concert as they wont be able to make it because of yet another family event.

Besides asking pals etc, i thought ebay would be an excellent location to sell them.

But whats ebay's policy on promoting tickets? Ive heard alot about it for the news but ive forgotten what happened.

and if it matters, the concert is inside this coming month

Thanks ahead of time for your advice.

Anonymous said...

get facebook likes
buy facebook likes

http://www.columbusneighborhoods.org/content/irs-recognizes-columbus-hilltop-neighborhood-vita-program-volunteers http://drupalsn.com/learn-drupal/drupal-tutorials/converting-drupal-themes-drupal-6-drupal-7-my-favourite-additions-chan
facebook likes facebook likes buy facebook likes
My computer keep on hanging and then restart when I open any games. I scan it with mcafee anti virus, and my computer has no virus, scan it with superantispyware and no threats found. I also used kaspersky rescue disk, and nothings found. I format my computer and install a games, and it hangs again. By the way, I think the games is not the problem, it is on my computer but I don't know why its hanging and restarting now. Help me pls. THnx, Happy new year to all.

buy facebook likes facebook likes [url=http://1000fbfans.info]get facebook likes [/url] facebook likes

Anonymous said...

|
Making your trip to India [url=http://hogansitoufficiale.webs.com/]Hogan sito ufficiale[/url]
a [url=http://hogansitoufficiale.webs.com/]scarpe Hogan[/url]
remarkable one while enjoying comfort and covering an increasing number of detinations. tour packages has to be a [url=http://hogansitoufficiale.webs.com/]scarpe Hogan[/url]
great help. Take 1 of [url=http://hogansitoufficiale.webs.com/]Hogan sito ufficiale[/url]
the tours you'll enjoy every moment and definitely will store memories forever. You will see India [url=http://hogansitoufficiale.webs.com/]Hogan outlet[/url]
on your individual but that could since you burdens of [url=http://hogansitoufficiale.webs.com/]scarpe Hogan[/url]
finding hotels. transport or choosing famous holiday destinations. therefore, the different complete tour packages are way to your all travel worries..
I've been using cloth, reusable, bags clothing years. I've not a problem while using municipality outlawing plastic, single use bags in retail shops. After i work with the paper bags within the store to the occasions I forget my cloth bags I shred the luggage for usage at my chicken coops as bedding for my birds.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.monclerjackennoutlets.info/]moncler[/url] wsmnaq uuvher [url=http://www.longchampoutletsttaschen.info/]longchamp[/url] bsedwr [url=http://sbac.org/ralphlaureneaby.aspx]ralph lauren sale[/url] bhkign cytvmt [url=http://www.deralphlaurensaleoutlet.info/]ralph lauren outlet[/url] qkevnb [url=http://sbac.org/de/monclereaby.aspx]moncler[/url] awruog [url=http://www.longchampoutletsttaschen.info/]www.longchampoutletsttaschen.info[/url] pqvkqk osarmsw

Anonymous said...

mmkdbue sqohyr [url=http://sbac.org/de/monclereaby.aspx]moncler outlet[/url] etaeha [url=http://www.deralphlaurensaleoutlet.info/]ralph lauren[/url] ryxzbx [url=http://sbac.org/ralphlaureneaby.aspx]ralph lauren[/url] bancdr [url=http://www.deralphlaurensaleoutlet.info/]www.deralphlaurensaleoutlet.info[/url] uxzjnk [url=http://www.glouisvuittontaschenoutlet.info/]louis vuitton taschen[/url] vmoioq [url=http://www.glouisvuittontaschenoutlet.info/]louis vuitton taschen[/url] ygclaw okmisho