What's the most embarassing thing your child has done?
, Retired (2010-present)
When my daughter was small, she had the habit of walking around sucking her thumb, with her hand under her dress and her finger in her belly-button.
Problem was, during her excavations, she scratched her belly-button till it started bleeding. We tried to put a band-aid over it to stop her digging in there, but she always managed to scratch it off.
The wound just kept getting worse and worse.
Eventually, I sat her down and said, “We need to have a serious talk. Do you know what a serious talk is? It’s when we talk about something really, really important. It’s something grownups do, but this is something specially important, and I need to talk to you about this, okay?”
She puts on her serious face and nods slowly.
“You know how that sore in your belly-button seems to be getting all swollen? Well, if you keep on sticking your finger in there, it will make it worse, and your tummy swell up like a balloon, and keep on getting bigger and bigger until it bursts, and all your insides will fall out. You don’t want that to happen do you?”
Okay, okay, I was desperate, you can stone me later.
A couple of days later, we were at the supermarket and there was a hugely pregnant lady there doing her shopping.
My daughter kept on staring at her.
The lady saw her, smiled and rubbed her tummy.
My daughter yells at her, “I know what you’ve been doing!”
From: QUORA DIGEST