How to get something so wrong, its funny!
Last weekend we took a family trip to London, we spent so much time travelling to and from places on trains and the tube.
On our final day we took our last tube and we were all so tired, the tube was very quiet and full, so you can imagine my shock when my 11-year-old son asked rather loudly ” What is a Prostitute? ”
I was so shocked and speechless for once, how could I start informing him just what a prostitute was whilst on a busy tube packed with people.
Plenty of people lifted their heads to see where this load voice was coming from, my husband as usual stayed silent so it was down to me to try to squirm out of explaining the truth whilst sat there on the tube.
I explained quietly I would tell him to him later when we get off the tube, luckily he accepted this so later that day I sat him down and explained in the most simplest and least graphical way what a prostitute was.
He listened to my explanation and acted very grown up about the information I was giving him, he actually acted more grown up than my husband (who was laughing the whole time). After I had explained he asked me ” Why do you get Prosecuted for not having a ticket on the tube though?
He had been sat reading the signs around and was wanting to know what Prosecution meant not Prostitution!, oh the joys even my husband was gob smacked because he as well as everyone else on the tube thought he said Prostitution.
I had sat and explained to my poor innocent son just what a prostitute was, when all he actually wanted to know was what Prosecution meant!
I am sure I have had lots more embarrassing moments in the past especially when the boys were younger, now as they get older it has flipped and it is me that causes them to have embarrassing moments!
Have you ever explained incorrectly or had an embarrassing moment with you child?