Embarrassing Childhood Story

April 3, 2007 by Kailani  
Filed under my family, random thoughts

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.

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Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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44 Responses to “Embarrassing Childhood Story”
  1. Michelle says:

    Well this is rather embarrassing, but in kindergarten there was a girl who I didn’t like, she was mean (at least that’s how I remember it, but details are sketchy) so I stole her cool pencil. Of course I was new to crime and knew I’d done wrong so I didn’t have the guts to keep it as a trophy but threw it in the dumpster to rid myself of the albatross.

    I can’t remember how they found out, maybe someone called them, but I still remember the “stealing is wrong” talk I got that night and crying and crying on my Dad’s lap about it all.

    Haven’t stolen a pencil ever since :)

  2. jenn says:

    I was shopping at the dollar store one time for a class project and hadn’t though ahead to grab a cart of basket. My arms were getting pretty full, so I slipped a couple of hair ties around my wrist, completed my shopping trip then left.

    I didn’t realize until I got home that they were still there, like some odd jewelery and that I hadn’t paid for them. I returned with my head down and 3 dollars in hand to make it right.

    The most embarrassing thing? I was 16. The other embarrassing thing? The lady at the counter made such a big deal over it and was so loud I stood there feeling like I’d committed grand theft auto. It was awful, everyone was looking at me.

  3. Amy says:

    I was in 2nd grade and had to go to the little girl’s room. My teacher told me no I had to wait until recess. I bounced my leg forever and asked again. She said, “No. As a big girl you should be able to wait.” I sat down and tears started streaming down my face. I could no longer hold it and I went. She dismissed for recess and I didn’t budge. She looked down and saw the puddle. She was angry and asked why I didn’t let her know how bad I had to go!! Duh! I only asked you twice. She called mom to bring new clothes and my mother got on her case! She reminded the teacher that we were still only 7-8 years old. The sad thing is back in elementary school each classroom had its own bathroom! I should have disobeyed and went anyway. That would have saved me alot of embarrassment because we all know that kids never forget!

  4. Lissete says:

    I can’t think of any right now although I KNOW there are many. I just wanted to say that I also hid my veggies in my milk carton ! :) I never met anyone who did that! My teacher would stand at the door and check to make sure that we had eaten our veggies. He figured out my milk carton trick so then I would wrap my banana peel around them. Then, I would have to hide them in my mouth which was gross! Especially peas. I hated peas the most! Unlike you, I still don’t like veggies. My kids do, go figure!

  5. Mary (mert) says:

    Gee, I have so many…One time in middle school I walked in late to class, with all eyes on me… and my zipper was down. Everyone started to laugh.

    Another time, a girl told me this classmate of mine had a crush on me, so I made retching noises. the teacher didn’t like me for some reason, so she made me make the retching sound over and over, about 10 times.

    Another time, my mother made ME go apologize to a girl in my neighborhood, for defending myself against her backstabbing. My mother is one of those people who is always trying to impress others… she made me apologize in front of her and the other girl’s mother, then sat there talking for over an hour with the other mom, I was made to sit on the floor like a baby in the kitchen while they talked about me. :(

  6. Holly Schwendiman says:

    One of the hardest to live down was losing the skirt of my costume on stage during a dance recital. That was an ugly realization when I recognized that it was mine!

    Hugs,
    Holly

  7. Author Mom with Dogs says:

    And I thought I had the last first grade teacher from the stone age…!!! Seems there was plenty of neanderthal teaching to go around. Makes ya wonder what stories our kids will have to tell.

  8. Dana says:

    I’m sure I can think of a few…I may be back to write more but for now, I have to say I also hid my vegetables..but I would put them in my POCKET!!! ha ha. I remember excusing myself during dinner at home to go to the bathroom where I would dump the contents of my pockets (and my mouth if I had vegetables in it) in the toilet and flush it down. My parents knew I’m sure…..I thought I was so smart..but not smart enough to realize the brocolli or whatever had soaked through my pocket and was showing through on my pants. I was such a smart kid – NOT!!!

  9. Judy says:

    My most embarrassing moment was in the third grade. I had brought an apple for recess, but had forgotten to take it out on the playground. So… I ate it when we got back in the classroom. Unfortunately, that was against the rules and my teacher caught me. She made me stand up in front of the whole class and finish eating my apple. To this day I blame her for my discomfort if I have to be in front of a crowd and talk!

  10. katkat says:

    What a great idea for a post. If I get a chance I have a funny one I’ll write this week.

  11. Renee says:

    Yay to the Moms who yelled at the bad teachers! That’s so cool…mine wouldn’t have done that for me.

    My embarrassing story: I was in the 3rd grade and I was NOTORIOUS for NOT doing my homework. I learned everything in class and just didn’t ever do my homework. Drove my teachers nuts that I could pass their class with flying colors and not do the homework…but I digress. Back in 3rd grade, Mrs. Grey didn’t like it that I didn’t do my homework, so she made me stand up in front of the entire class for the whole class period. But that’s not the embarrassing part. The embarrassing part was that in PE class right before Mrs Grey’s class I had for some unknown reason thought it would be cool to take both of my socks and put them on the same foot. So on one foot there were two socks and the other foot had none. Not a big deal UNTIL you’re standing in front of the entire class and Angela (the most popular kid) points out to you that you have on only one sock…and I have to try to explain (without making any noise) that I do have two socks, they’re just both on the same foot.

    embarrassing story #2: Jump to 8th grade. (I went to the same school for K-8th grade with most all the same kids.) There was a new boy at school…”fresh meat” and I had a crush on him. We had been talking and it seemed that possibly he might decide that he liked me enough to “go together”… but one morning I learned that he had decided that he liked Laura better than me. He explained later that he chose her because he thought that she might be more willing to go farther than I would. But before he explained that to me, I spent the entire 1st period of school in tears. Then we got to second period to my most hated class of all. The teacher was handing out our tests and he says to me “I have bad news and even worse news for you Renee. The bad news is that Henry decided he like Laura better than you. The worse news is that you failed this test.” Yes, I know I mentioned before that I learned everything in class…well everything that I was interested in. Louisianna civics was NOT interesting.

  12. wendy says:

    I had a 1st grade teacher who punished me for something I didn’t do. Put me in the hallway until I told her the “bad” word I had said. I didn’t say one so I had no idea. I finally just started rattling off all of them that I knew hoping to hit the one she wanted to hear. By the time she let me back in the class room I was so upset I couldn’t stop crying. The girl who told the teacher I had said a bad word felt so bad she admitted it and apologized to me. The only part that was embarassing was how upset I was in front of my friends.

    I used to get sick when forced to eat stuff as a child too. My parents were the ones forcing me though. They deserved any messes they had to clean up for that.

  13. Christine says:

    Remember those wrap around skirts, playing jump rope with them is not a good combo. Mine came off mid-jump, and I ran straight to the bathroom to put it back on! I think I was in the 3rd grade.

  14. carmen says:

    lucky you. My mom used to make me eat my green beans. i’ve rebelled, and don’t eat them even now.

    I had so many embarrassing moments as a kid. I’m not brave enough to tell them. My mom stood up for me lots at school though.

  15. Melissa says:

    First of all, your mom is awesome!!! Love that she chewed the teacher out…
    my most embarrassing story.. hmm… there are so many… in 2nd grade, every day after recess and we had to stand in line next to the building till the teacher got there, decided we were quiet enough, then she’d let us in. If you got out of line the teacher would yell at ya. I was really sick. I needed to throw up – so I got out of line. She yelled at me to get back in line NOW. So, I did. But my stomach gave a lurch… so, I made a run for it… the teacher yelling at me to get back in line and me leaving a lovely trail of puke along the way. If she’d just let me get into the bathroom in the first place I would have made it. To make matters worse, I had been at the back of the line. So, each of my classmates had an opportunity to see me at my best! :P

  16. Irish Church Lady says:

    Oh dear I’ve got so many that I try to block out of my mind but I think I have blogged about them before. One that immediately comes to mind is when I peed on the floor in kindergarten because we were fingerpainting and I was having too much fun and didn’t want to have to go to wash my hands so I could go to the bathroom.

  17. TopChamp says:

    my cousin did something similar when forced to eat a tomato – fair enough I think.

    When I was about 8/9 as one of the older kids at primary school I had to help the little kids at lunchtime and sit with them. One of them started to flick peas with a fork…. now the correct response would obviously have been ‘don’t do that – you’ll get in trouble’… my response was ‘it’s much better if you use a spoon, look!’. At which point I fired a brilliantly fast missile straight into the back of the head teacher’s scull. I spent the rest of lunch standing in the corner….

  18. rach says:

    You have a terrific mom. It’s wonderful of her to defend you against your teacher. In the first place, I don’t think she had any right to force you to eat your food and certainly not infront of the class like that. Shame on your teacher for embarassing you deliberately.

    I would have done the same if I learned the teacher forced my son to eat something he didn’t want.

    I remember when I was a young girl, probably 8 or 9, I was wearing my new birthday clothes that my mom bought for me. After having some cake, me and my playmates went biking. I fell off my bike and had mud all over my new clothes. I went home looking so dirty and had to pass by the living room for everyone to see. My mom, always kind, didn’t scold me. She helped me remove all the dirt and have a quick shower to put on a new set of clothes. I was embarassed but my mom’s kindness made me feel better.

    On a different note, thanks for the comment on my blog. I’m sad I couldn’t go kiting earlier but perhaps later when the weather permits. If not, I guess we’ll do it after holy week.

    Take care!

  19. Allen Holman says:

    Oh man, I used to love the “hide the veggies in the milk” trick, thanks for bringing back the memory.

  20. Don West says:

    Good for mom!
    Makin’ a sweet, innocent, little girl eat slaw for cryin’ out loud!
    And school cafeteria slaw to boot!

    Visiting from the carnival of family life…Love your banner!

  21. alisonwonderland says:

    great story! you’ve got a good mom!

    i can’t think of anything off the top of my head – i think i’ve tried to forget the most embarrassing moments of my life – but if i think of something i’ll post about it! :)

  22. Brooke says:

    Awww poor things.

    Well, I remember a time in Kindergarten when we went to the library. I wasn’t feeling good, and I was known as the kid who if she didn’t want to do something she would go to the nurse. Of course, my days of crying wolf had caught up to me, but this time it was real. We had been reading a book about the grossest lunch. A friend of mine told me the book went something like: “Great green globs of greasy grimy gopher guts, mutilated monkey meat, chopped up little parakeet.” Of course, my stomach was queasy, and I told the teacher I REALLY had to go to the nurse. She told me to be quiet and sit down.

    Well, I ended up vomiting all over the school rug. I still don’t hear the end of it from my friend. Not to mention the fact that my teacher STILL didn’t let me go to the nurse, and made me sit through the rest of the school day feeling terrible!

  23. zack says:

    Good story, and yeah, the teacher was stupid for even thinking about making you eat something obviously rancid.

    This story takes place when I was in kidnergarten. I wet my pants… and shirt, and told the teacher. So, I went behind into the little bathroom area, which was a kind of intersection with two bathrooms, (one boy, one girl) and on the other side was another classroom. I went in that room, was inside the bathroom, and I took off the wet clothes. I had to take off my shirt, shoes, pants, and underwear… nobody noticed anything beforehand, and only the teacher saw me naked like that… but the fact that my entire wardrobe changed in my absence was noticable to say the least.

  24. peter grifin says:

    once in 5th grade the whole grade went swimming and i was having a boner because of seeing my crush in a tight swim suit so it was all going good until the talk about safety and when it was over everyone raced to get mats including me but when I stood up the tightening stap on my shorts broke and my shorts fell down and i triped and the shorts flung into the pool so the whole grade including my crush saw my boner.

  25. peter grifin says:

    once in 5th grade the whole grade went swimming and i was having a boner because of seeing my crush in a tight swim suit so it was all going good until the talk about safety and when it was over everyone raced to get mats including me but when I stood up the tightening stap on my shorts broke and my shorts fell down and i triped and the shorts flung into the pool so the whole grade including my crush saw my boner.

  26. Brad says:

    You know the teacher can’t do that.
    Just last week. My twin brother Billy (were both 16) and I love to play in the mud. Our parents don’t care (they were gone for the weekend . We don’t go on any vaction that has a pool or have a pool so we go in our underwere. We have a big mud pool. (thats what we call it) So we started to throw mud at each other. He got some in my face so when I got it off my face. He was behind me. Then he took off my boxers and ran off. So i’m in the mud naked. Then he come back. He said he hid them. I grab his and ripped his off. Then I threw them over our next door peoples fence. Then he gets in the mud. The he ask why did I do that. I told him he did to me. So got out. (Thank god I was coverd in mud every where no one could tell if I was were anything.) Then I tried to get to our porch. Then some of my friends came. They saw me and came over. They started to talk to me The mud starting to slide off. So one of them said why are you covered in mud. I told them I was out in the mud. So one them got away with out me noticeing. Got the hose out and got me. Then I turned around. He got ALL the mud off me. So the made fun of me. But did not make fun of my size. Because one said it was bigger the his so. (HA to him) Then they took alot pics I told them about my brother so they got him did the same thing. I went with forgetting i’ m naked. Then they took pic of him. then blaced mailed him I got rid of my pics they took. so i wish that neverd happen

  27. Micky says:

    Well…I was in the mall shopping with my mom when she said I had ketchup on my face so she spit on her hand and smeered it all over my face! HOW EMBARRASSING!!!

  28. Jessica says:

    Well, in 10th grade! i wet my pants in english class! I had to use the bathroom and we had a substitue teacher that day that wouldn’t let me go. I tried to hold it but i couldn’t and i started peeing in my seat! :o (

  29. Alley says:

    Well, one time in 7th grade we were in advisory, sorta like a study hall where you get all your work caught up. One of my friends that i’m not real close to told me my pad was hanging out of my pocket! It was worse because one of her friends was there, too. They didn’t laugh at me, though, at least not in front of me. Luckily, no one else saw!

  30. Alley says:

    I also have one other one……
    This was also in 7th grade. We were in science class and I gave a note to one of my then crushes. It said stuff like “don’t you think Alley has the dorkiest smile?” Although I don’t. I was pretending to be someone else to see what he thought of me. Then as he was reading it, our science teacher came and took it from him. She put it on her desk and said nothing. I was soooo embarrassed!…….

    Another one was when I was in science class again, except this time it was a different science class with a new teacher because it was at the end of the year and we switched. I wrote a note to a different crush at the time saying that he needed to take his shirt off again and that I needed a camera to take a picture of it. Then one of my obnoxious classmates, Collin, took it and gave it to the new science teacher. I was mortified! Did I spell that right?

  31. Kat says:

    Oh I have one,
    I was in kindergarten or preschool i really dont rememeber but i was playing around in recess and i had this really big stick. I was just playing around by myself and i though that i could pull off being a kitty cat. So a stick the stick around my tush and meow and hiss and pretend to scratch and then i thought of something. I dug a little hole in the molch (I think I spelled that wrong) And Started to pee in my pants in the hole. And one of the teachers saw me and rushed over to me and said ”What Happened” And i said ”I’m A Kitty” and continued to pee. Then she told me to stop and she took me to the class room and changed my underwear and pants luckily this school was supllied well with extra underwear and pants.
    oh Well. . .

  32. David says:

    I had a weak bladder as a child
    I was in 2nd grade and we were on a school trip. The night before we set off all of us stayed at school because of the early morning start and that night of all nights i wet my bed. Well woke up desparate for the loo and eneded up going in my bed. Even though i was wet the teacher still made me set off. Wet!. I had to sit on a plastic sheet.
    Because i had a weak bladder i dint make on time and ended up wetting myself, again, on the coach and the next time when we stopped i dint make it on time and come to think of it i think i only managed to go in the right place once that day and must have wet myself 6-8 times maybe more crying just about every time i did and because of this frquency and the fact i was always soaking wet i got a lot of bullying aimed my way the main reason i cried and noone would sit next to me. and in the enter journey i think only 2 other boys wet themselves both once and a girl wet herself once
    Anyway when we finally reached are destination, a random field in california with a few huts it was quite late so i had to go to bed straight away,with my plastic sheet without being cleaned up.
    Anyway again that night i wet the bed. and in the morning i got more abuse and just to rub the fact in i coudn’t control myself the 15year old girl called marrianne who was an assaistant on the trip and very hot cleaned my up and i swear tried to demoralise me as much a possible.
    on the trip i wet the bed once more, wet myself when being tickled my some girls, wet mysself when being threatened by some girls and when some teenage boys were bullying me i got scared and wet but marrianne came and cleaned my up and because they were teenagers she said to me “They may be able to control their bladders unlike you but also unlike you they’ll nethether see me naked and then when i was naked she also got naked with me.
    On the way home they let me wear diapers.

  33. David says:

    I had a weak bladder as a child
    I was in 2nd grade and we were on a school trip. The night before we set off all of us stayed at school because of the early morning start and that night of all nights i wet my bed. Well woke up desparate for the loo and eneded up going in my bed. Even though i was wet the teacher still made me set off. Wet!. I had to sit on a plastic sheet.
    Because i had a weak bladder i dint make on time and ended up wetting myself, again, on the coach and the next time when we stopped i dint make it on time and come to think of it i think i only managed to go in the right place once that day and must have wet myself 6-8 times maybe more crying just about every time i did and because of this frquency and the fact i was always soaking wet i got a lot of bullying aimed my way the main reason i cried and noone would sit next to me. and in the enter journey i think only 2 other boys wet themselves both once and a girl wet herself once
    Anyway when we finally reached are destination, a random field in california with a few huts it was quite late so i had to go to bed straight away,with my plastic sheet without being cleaned up.
    Anyway again that night i wet the bed. and in the morning i got more abuse and just to rub the fact in i coudn’t control myself the 15year old girl called marrianne who was an assaistant on the trip and very hot cleaned my up and i swear tried to demoralise me as much a possible.
    on the trip i wet the bed once more, wet myself when being tickled my some girls, wet mysself when being threatened by some girls and when some teenage boys were bullying me i got scared and wet but marrianne came and cleaned my up and because they were teenagers she said to me “They may be able to control their bladders unlike you but also unlike you they’ll nethether see me naked and then when i was naked she also got naked with me.
    On the way home they let me wear diapers.

  34. Christopher says:

    Im now 28 years old. I had Mrs. Knox, a very benevolent african american teacher for 2nd grade. She also taught my 3 older siblings. Well, on the first day of class she gave a lecture about bad things people say to black people, now that Im older I have NO idea why she would do that on the first day, but more power to her. She was saying that people say the n word, and other horrific names. I raised my hand “oh-oh-oh!!!!”, I had something so important to offer. She finally goes “yes Chuck” (my older Brothers name that she ALWAYS called me after that point because she taught him previously) and I said “My parents dont say any of that. They just call blacks baboons!” ROFLMAO. I cannot believe I said that. I guess it had something to do with no self control at the mature (being sarcastic) age of 7. After that day, she hated me. And to make matters worse, I had her for 3rd grade too! Ugh, she made my life a living heck. Every day I was in trouble for something that wasnt a big deal (i.e. hanging my coat on the left side of the coat rack vs. right). My Mother was absolutely appalled that i told her that, when I went home that day I told her what happened.

  35. Stephanie says:

    OK, so my most embarassing moment, would have to be in 10th grade, and my gym class had just finished changing into our gym clothes, all the girls had to wear short skirts wich so wasn’t fair, but anyway, the whole 9th grade was watching and we had to do big pole vaults,

  36. Stephanie says:

    and as I ran and jumped, the pole went up, and so did my skirt, but I fell onto the matts!!!!
    With my skirt on the pole wich was stuck in the ceiling, and the whole of 10th and 9th grade looking at my bare butt!
    And that was the day I word my thong!!!
    So, when they finally got my skirt down, I still had to watch everyone do thiers, then we all went to the gym rooms, (boys and girls are seperate) and one of the girls, was waiting for me to come through the door, and when I did, I finally dropped my skirt, then she pulled out my thong and let go!
    It was so embarassing!!!!

  37. Mel says:

    When I got to my new school, I figured all the girls were sluts just by looking at them, they all wore short skirts and shorts, all had big boobs, and all had boys chasing them,
    so on the 2cnd day, I tried to be more like them, so I wore my short skirt, and a white singlet, and I also bought fake boobs, that I just slid in as well, so I looked so much like them.
    But then P.E was next, I hated it you got all hot and sweaty, and had to were the hideous outfits!
    So when I got into the locker room, after gym, I saw all the girls in towels getting dressed, so I took a quick shower and got to my locker in a towel, but what I han’t realised, was that my fake boobs were still in my bra!
    So I ran back to the shower, and they wern’t there! so I very quickly, out back on, my short skirt and exposing singlet, and stuffed my bra with tissues!
    And when all the girls walked out of the locker room these really ignorant boys came up and squeezed there boobs, including mine! but the guy put his hand down my top feeling my chest, and pulled out heaps of tissues!!!
    MEGA EMBARASSO!

  38. Lisa says:

    one, day i was with my boyfriend, and we were in his room, on his bed making out, when he rolled me on top of him and out his hand s up th e back of my shirt and took my bra off! and he put it under his pillow with out me noticing and then he had it planned, took my top off exposign my boobs!
    and then, as if on que, his friends jumped through the window with thier mobile cameras, so i jumped up right away, but he was still hodling onto my skirt, wich ripped off!!
    so i waas standing there, in my thong exposing my boobs, not covering up coz i was so shocked! then his frineds took pix and then left, with my clothes, and one even spanked me!!!
    then my boyf made me walk home like that! but then caleld me and said it was a prank! all those pics were on the internet!!1

  39. Kenzie says:

    My mom would laugh at me! :(

    Okay well when I was in 7th grade we were flinging fries at lunch off a plastic spoon. I flung mine and it bounced off a teacher’s butt and landed in a boy named Devin’s fry pile on his tray and he did not realize and he ate it! Thank God the teacher did not feel it but I was so scared he did!

  40. Megan says:

    in 3rd grade i got my first migraine headache and went to the office during lunch. my crush was in there also. i didn’t feel sick only achey but then felt a lurch and my lunch went right onto the new carpeting in the office, with my crush watching! I didn’t lie him so much after that :}

  41. ashley says:

    When i was like 6 i was playing in the mud naked. In the front yard. I was with my older 11 year old cousin. and herfriend the were wearing nathing suits. I really had to pee, so i went in the mud .it made a little water puddle. My cousin jumped up and yelledyou peed. her friend ran and got the hose my cousin dragged me out of the mud so her friend could wash me off. A boy a little older than me ran out and started laughing.

    2 the same girl stayed the nite but i didnt know because i was in bed before she got there and i was living with my cousins family. in themiddle of the nite i peed the bed i got up to get my cousin buigot her friend by mistake and she went and cleaned it up. She even made me put on a diaper. the next morning she told my cousin and she laughed and made fun ofme all day

  42. Vickey says:

    Lolz ,
    once when i was in 4th grade i was just sitting in my chair and listening to the history teacher , it was pi drop silence ubtil i let out a humungous bubbly gasy fart that lasted for like 10 seconds and they all looked at me laughed and ran out of the room from that day onwards i am know as “Stink bomb”

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