'I Dated His Teacher' & 11 Other Ways Moms Have Mortified Their Kids

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I don't want to brag, but I can embarrass my son in less than 10 seconds flat. All it takes is a little music and my willingness to bust out a move called the booty scoot and my son is covering his eyes and begging me to stop. We all need to have our little pleasures in life, and between work and taking care of everyone and everything in our lives, a woman needs to cut loose by shaking her booty. And I'm postie that I haven't scarred my kid for life ... okay, I'm pretty sure. 


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I don't know what it is about my dancing that embarrasses my son so much -- my moves aren't that bad -- but according to my friends, this is a common embarrassment trigger among the big-kid set. I don't know exactly when I became the most embarrassing dancer ever. My 4-year-old still likes my moves and is happy to rock out with me, but apparently there is a tipping point once a kid gets into elementary or middle school where parents are just too mortifying to even deal with. 

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I asked some of my friends what they do that embarrasses their kids, because it can't just be my dancing. Read on for the the many ways, both small and large, moms have mortified their kids. Think of it as an inspiration list for the next time a mama wants to make her kid blush!

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