Embarrassing Childhood Memories

May 3, 2009 by Kailani  
Filed under my family, random thoughts

Since morning sickness and fatigue is still playing a major role in my life right now, I’ve decided to re-publish some of my more popular posts from the past. I hope to be up and running again soon!

I don’t remember much from my younger days but there is something that I can still recall in vivid detail.

When I was younger, I hated to eat vegetables. My mother never forced me and felt that one day I would learned to eat them on my own. She was right. I love vegetables now.

Anyway, back in Kindergarten, I used to hide my vegetables in my empty milk carton. This went on for a while until the teacher caught me. Boy, was I in trouble. She scolded me and made me stand in front of the class holding my lunch tray. Once it was naptime, she sat me at her desk, emptied out the carton, and insisted that I eat the cole slaw. Yuck!

Of course, I refused and told her that if I did, I would get sick. She said it was all in my head. I still refused. Finally, she forced me to eat them by feeding me herself.

Guess what happened? Yup, I got sick all.over.her.desk. HA! Serves her right. However, when I looked up, I saw the whole class watching me. I could have died.

She was so mad that she took me to the Principal’s office to call my Mother. I didn’t care. I already knew what my Mom would say. When the teacher got her on the phone, to her surprise, my Mom started scolding her. “You do not make my child eat something she doesn’t want to eat.”, she said. Go Mom!

That was the last time I was ever forced to eat my vegetables.

What is one of your embarrassing childhood stories? C’mon, I know you have one.

About the author:
Owner and founder of An Island Life. Sharing my life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.
Kailani

Comments

15 Responses to “Embarrassing Childhood Memories”
  1. Sues2u2 says:

    I’m sorry that morning sickness & fatigue are still kicking your butt. Ugh, I feel for you.

    One Jan day my jr yr of hs, my mom told me to go pick up my sister from jr hs even though I was going to be late for swim team practice. I was pretty upset & not driving for the conditions (wind blown snow & icy roads). I ended up spinning out after I turned a corner & long story short, I hit a fire hydrant. Nope, water didn’t come spurting out although I did end up w/ the engine sitting right beside me in the front seat.

    Just as the cop pulls in I start to notice some of my team mates heading up to practice. This made me sob not just from the fright of the whole thing but also the humiliation of having just wrecked my parent’s 747 station wagon (trust me when I tell you it was big enough to have wings & fly!)

    I didn’t get a ticket but I was so embarrassed that even though I wasn’t hurt I didn’t go to swim practice for a couple of days!

  2. Renee says:

    I’m sorry that you still have morning sickness. Did you tell us this was normal until the end for you? I sure hope not. HUGS!

    I’m so glad your mom stood up for you. Your story reminds me of my own mother force feeding me something…I got sick too.

    My school teachers had the belief that embarrassment was the way to go so that was a constant thing. I think my most embarrassing thing though would have had to have been when I was in the 3rd grade I got sent to live with my Aunt for a while (she wanted to see what it was like to have a girl). Since my aunt had only boys she just didn’t get modesty. SHE and my uncle had taken us to the beach but when we got home they insisted that we strip in the garage and then go through the house naked to get to the shower. I don’t understand why we couldn’t have a towel or even hose off with our swimsuits on outside to get rid of the sand.

  3. AmyG says:

    Yay for your Mom! Rotten thing for your teacher to do & I’m glad you got sick on her desk, lol.

    When I was in my junior year of high school, I walked into the school, one morning, by way of the cafeteria. It was the busiest room in the school, every morning. As soon as I stepped foot through the door, I slipped on some water & down I went. All eyes were on me. I couldn’t get up & out of there fast enough!

  4. Marlena U. says:

    I’m a Wise Woman!! :)

  5. Sweet Serendipity says:

    Wow, way to go mom! That’s awesome.

    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  6. Marlena U. says:

    Subscriber, too!

  7. Mandee says:

    I sure hope you start feeling better soon!! That is great that you ended up gettung sick on your teacher, glad that your mom stuck by you!!

    I have a horrible vegetable story from when I was little!

    We were all eating dinner one night when I was a kid (probably about 6 or so) and my dad had given us all brussel sprouts (major yuck!) and I was refusing to eat them. He made me put one in my mouth and told me I had to eat it.

    I refused, so he sent me to bed. I had the brussel sprout in my mouth still and there was no way I was going to eat it. I guess to prove that point to my dad I went to bed and slept with it ALL night in my mouth!

    When I got up in the morning my parents were shocked that I stil had it in my mouth. In the long run it was probably more gross to keep it in there than to eat it, but I never once had to take another brussel sprout!!

  8. Summer says:

    Wow! that teacher was totally out of line. She was trying to be more of a parent than a teacher.

  9. groovyoldlady says:

    How ironic that you post about about urping when you have morning sickness…

    Me…childhood…well, I don’t remember this, but my mom sure does: I was apparently rather young and we shopping at a department store – this would be in the mid 60’s. I had to GO. So, being the responsible child I was, I told my mom.

    She was looking at some stuff and talking to a salesperson, so she told me to wait.

    Haha. Silly Mom!

    Seeing that I wasn’t going to get any help from the parent, I set out on my own to solve my “problem”. Fortunately, there was a perfectly good fixture on display on the showroom floor.

    Guess who’s mom never, EVER shopped there again???

  10. Dee says:

    your mom is awesome!

  11. Krista says:

    That’s a really interesting story. I don’t know about mom’s and veggies, but as a teacher I’m totally appalled at that behavior. You should never force a kid at school to do anything. I guess she got what she deserved!
    I make my kid try one bite of his veggies (or whatever) and then if he doesn’t like it he doesn’t have to eat it. But I keep making him try it every once in awhile and he actually does like brocolli now! Although you should have seen the face he made last night over hummus… hilarious!

  12. Natalie says:

    Thanks for sharing this story – hope you feel better soon!

  13. Mozi Esmes Mommy says:

    go, mom!

  14. Cathi ~ The Way I See It Too says:

    Good Golly!!!
    That teacher would get fired for pulling a stunt like that now days and so would my 3rd grade teacher that called me to the front of the classroom and pulled off my head scarf and said…
    “Look everyone, Cathi got all her hair cut off!!”
    My mother had cut my hair in a very short pixie “do” the day before. I was mortified and cried.

  15. MommyAmy says:

    Not embarassing, but similar to your story.

    One day when I was oh… in 5th grade I guess? It was the end of the school day and at that particular school all the students were assigned a “chore” to complete before they left for the day. Well on that particular day I had to leave early for a piano lesson. I LOVED my piano lessons. So it was pretty important to me to get there on time. I got my stuff together and was about to scoot out the door when the teacher’s aide stopped me. She insisted that I needed to do my chore before I left. I explained to her that I had to leave RIGHT NOW otherwise I would be late for my lesson. She said no, that in no uncertain terms was I to leave without doing my chore. I headed for the door, she grabbed me by my shoulders and I instinctively slapped her. HARD! It shocked her into letting go of me and I ran out the door.

    I expected that I would get into big trouble for hitting a teacher. But the very next day she apologized to me. Could you imagine what would have happened to her if that same thing happened in today’s world??? She’d loose her job for sure.