Last week I sent out an email that had the MOST embarrassing typo in it, which I’ll tell you about in a minute (or read it here & see if you can find it) , but it wasn’t the ONLY embarassing moment in my life this week, there were a couple of others.
So in true, #RealMumsofBallarat style, I thought, ahhh what the heck, I’ll share them with you!
Embarrassing Moment #1
So what was the typo?
At the end of a long rant about celebrating each other, and ourselves, being kind to ourselves, celebrating success in our families and sharing the new look Free Family Announcements in our Magazine, my final paragraph was SUPPOSED to start with, “So let’s celebrate the shit out of our families”. But instead, just said, “let’s shit out of our families”. HAHAHAHAHA.
When I realised I had emailed it out to like half of Ballarat, my immediate thought was to send out a follow up apology and explain myself. But I just left it. It is what it is. I figured someone would eventually call me out on it, and sure enough, someone finally sent me an email to say “what does that line actually mean? Am I missing something, like is it a new saying that I’m not up with or what?” Bless her, I explained my forgotten word, and alleviated her concern and we laughed about her being the one true friend who would tell me that I had green shit stuck in my teeth, while everyone else politely smiled and passed me by! But you know, the blessing was that at least I knew ONE person was actually reading the email!
Embarrassing Moment #2
Leaving the house without a pram!
Like we do every month, we ventured down to the Bridge Mall Market over the weekend and had to get cash out. Waiting in line at the ATM, for what felt like a hundred years, behind two older men, it took all my strength to keep my 2 and half year old there until it was our turn at the ATM, trying to stop him from running onto the road or chasing the animals! At one stage he was on the ground with his head between my legs trying to get away!
Then an hour later, after some time spent upsetting and jumping on other people’s kids at the jumping castle (my sincerest apologies to the lady of the little girls who were being jumped on and wrestled!), we headed over to Big W.
OMG! Rookie mistake! The boy who is now too big for his pram, absolutely refuses to WALK and runs everywhere instead. So Big W, was like his dream come true! Stuff everywhere to touch, and then after finding the slippers we came in for, plus a few books and other stuff I didn’t need, THERE IT WAS! The Kinder Bloody Surprise Stand! Right next to the counters, at 2.5 year old height.
Before I could catch him (remember I was carrying loads of strawberries from the market and shit I didn’t need to buy at Big W), he had two Kinder Surprises in his hands almost unwrapped! So we headed to the self serve checkouts to get through QUICK, and landed behind a lady this time. Who IMMEDIATELY looked at me, saw my plight, and pushed us through to the next register ASAP. Smiling and saying “yep, I know exactly how it is”. HIGH FIVES to this beautiful stranger! Thank you. I managed to save the barcode from the wrappers and pay for my darling surprises, and got out of there leaving half the stuff behind that I didn’t actually intend on buying.
To top it off, I am leaving Big W, with a happy (slow walking kid) happily eating his chocolate that has fallen on the ground next to Subway with people watching, while trying to Instagram my nice scenery shot of Sturt St, and I accidentally walk into a poor little old lady coming over the pedestrian crossing.
Talk about being distracted! It’s not the “young generation”, it’s us!
Embarrassing Moment #3
This is me, trying to be professional with a 2 year old!
Tuesday morning I venture off into the big city of Ballarat to meet with some bloody awesome business super stars, to talk about stocking our magazine for the Winter Issue! I’m pumped, I’ve dropped the boy to daycare, I’ve had my pep talk from a good friend and off I go. Only to get half way through my meetings and suddenly notice how disgustingly filthy and damaged my compendium is. It’s White. Mistake #1. But I bought it pre-child, so it wasn’t an issue then. But now it is covered in pen marks, sticky things that I’m not sure what they are, and a brown patch of vegemite. And I notice this during one of my meetings, and actually start talking about it. Way to go professional magazine lady! Arrgghh. So now I’m on a mission to find a post-child suitable compendium to transport around with my business cards and paper work! Sneaky trip to Kmart might be in order!
And speaking of business cards, here’s another not so professional business mum moment. Breakfast networking at Inexterior! What a brilliant idea, because I can take the little man, let him play with the toys and sit back to eat my breakfast while I chat happily with other incredible women about their businesses. Awesome! Or not. Because this happens to be the morning he decides he doesn’t WANT to go to the shop to eat food. Vegemite is yukky! Toast is yukky! Milk is yukky! Toys are yukky! Toys are sad. He tries to run away, and a strange man carries him back. He cries, and carries on, and wont’ even be distracted by Mummy’s phone! WOAH. What’s going on here? So we persevere, we get through and eventually we say some words, meet a couple of people who are awesome, and we get the flock out of there!
Now it’s Your turn!
How was your week? Did you have any embarrassing parenting or work moments? Feel free to share it in the comments below. Why not hey?
You might even have gotten to the end of this post, and be thinking, why is this woman sharing all this with me? Well, I like to think we are friends right? It’s that #RealMumsofBallarat “thing”. We all spend our busy days scrolling through perfect social media feeds of perfect families doing perfect stuff! While we are back here just trying to keep the wrapper on a Kinder Surprise in the shop or try and go to work WITHOUT a vegemite stained folder! If anything, it makes for good entertainment. But really, it’s just about keeping it real! Letting you know, that whatever is happening in your world right now, you are not alone!
Some days through social media, we might all LOOK like we have our shit together. But behind the scenes, it’s pretty messy most days!
Anyway, that’s enough from me. I can’t wait to hear your embarrassing mum moments from this week!
May your week be filled with love & laughter (and not too much Vegemite).
PS. I am so excited to share the Winter Issue of Ballarat FAMILY Magazine with you in the next few weeks! We’ve got some unbelievable stuff for you, from home styling tips for Winter, to expert advice for how to handle online bullying. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be our best issue yet! Click Here to Make sure you’ve got your postal subscription sorted so you can be the FIRST to get it in your mailbox BEFORE it goes online!
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