questionsdid you ever do something that mortified your…

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Sheesh, mortifying my parents was a weekly occurrence. I was not exactly your picture perfect kid, I was always getting in trouble...

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Let's see, I've busted my head open, played with fire, walked on a frozen pool with ice that wasn't that thick, and countless other things, so maybe once or twice. After that, my mom learned to just deal with the situations and not freak out about them. Boys will be boys.

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That takes me back. When I was a little tike, I shut an escalator's power switch off during the Christmas rush. I guess I was short enough to see it. After that I slugged the department store Santa in the stomach for no apparent reason. I was then banned from shopping malls for at least a couple of years.

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@captainsuperdawg: I think she was thinking more along the lines of embarrassing the crap out of your parents versus scaring the crap out of them.

According to thefreedictionary.com
mor·ti·fy (môrt-f)
v. mor·ti·fied, mor·ti·fy·ing, mor·ti·fies
v.tr.
1. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride; humiliate.

Supposedly, I may have once or twice gone streaking through the living room of one or two of my parent's friend's houses. This is not an admission of guilt mind you since I'm lucky to remember what I had for breakfast yesterday, let alone what I may have done nearly 50 years ago, but the accusation was made.

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I was a perfect angel. I stayed in my room during the summers and played pitfall all day. As I got older it changed to watching "Beach MTV" all day.

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@conanthelibrarian: You sound like my husband. He never did anything wrong or got into trouble for anything.

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@lisaviolet: My wife accuses me of that as well. My parents kinda support that POV. However, I was the oldest of 4 and...well sometimes bent the rules more than a little.

I did manage to never get into trouble (read that as get caught) BUT - unlike kids today - I LEARNED FROM MY MISTAKES.

I will admit I did have more of a tendency to sit back and watch someone else get stupid. None of them started with "hey, ya'll, watch this" but some would have made great videos...if we would have had it back then.

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@woadwarrior: Okay, I'd always thought that it meant to scare somebody to death kinda deal.

In that case, when I was about 5, my mom went shopping for some underwear and, being a helpful little kid, I screamed out in the middle of the store "MOM, WHAT SIZE UNDERWEAR DO YOU WEAR?" Of course, she tried to shush me, but that only made me yell louder "BUT I WANNA HELP, MOM!!! WHAT SIZE PANTIES DO YOU WEAR?!?!?! LET ME HELP YOU FIND THEM!!!" Not only did half of Target hear that, but there were two teenage girls not far away, bent over laughing their butts off. So that was pretty mortifying for her by the correct definition.

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You mean like taking a poop on a crowded beach? Oh no, never! Hahaha!

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@captainsuperdawg: LOL Thanks for the chuckle. That there is a perfect example. Your mom must have wanted to bolt from the store. (Possibly even leave you behind.)

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I'm sure I did plenty of times, but that was so long ago I can't recall anything specific.

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The one my parents still talk about embarrasing the crap out of them...

One day my Mom is talking to one of our neighbors. Neighbor lady comments that my mom sure has been baking a lot of cookies lately. My mom suggests she hasn't been baking anything at all. To which neighbor lady tells her about how I'd been coming over every couple of days and saying my mom needed to borrow a cup of chocolate chips for some cookies she was baking for a bake sale at church.

While they appreciated my creativity it still didn't cause them to ease up on spanking the daylights out of me.

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@bingo969: LOL. Do you have a younger sibling now because of that? ;)

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I do not remember doing this but my Mom remembers it very clearly....I was only a few years old and my much older cousin was getting married and we were in the small church, it was very quiet and apparently I had to go to the bathroom, and being the good child I was I properly told my Mom that "I have to pee!" But as the story goes I did not whisper this, I just flat out stated it to her. So everyone in the church at that point knew I had to pee.

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This is my husband's story, not mine, so he gets the credit.

When he was a small child (I think about four), his uncle died. His parents brought him to the funeral, where there were a lot of lit candles. He saw the candles and immediately started singing "Happy Birthday."