A blogger who shared the cringeworthy moment her daughter blurted out something inappropriate in the supermarket has been inundated by tales of humiliation from other mothers.
Emma Gill, 37, from Manchester posted on Facebook that her partner Lee had once been out shopping with their daughter Chloe when she’d blurted out: ‘You shout cock, Daddy.’
Chloe had been trying to urge her dad to say ‘Cock-a-doodle-doo’, with her, but it had all come out the wrong way.
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Blogger Emma Gill, 37, from Manchester, pictured with her son Luke, five, (left) and daughter Chloe, seven, took to Facebook to share a story of how Chloe had once embarrassed her dad by blurting out: ‘You shout cock, Daddy’ in the middle of the supermarket
After sharing her story Emma was flooded with replies from other parents who were eager to offload tales of their own embarrassing moments with their kids
Emma explained the incident, saying: ”What did you say?’ he’d mumbled, trying to lower the tone of an overexcited toddler.
‘You shout cock, Daddy,’ Chloe had continued. ‘You shout cock and I’ll shout ‘a doodle do’.’
Emma added: ‘I don’t think he’s ever quite recovered.’
After Emma posted her story other parents were keen to share their own children’s cringeworthy outbursts.
Chloe, pictured with her dad Lee, when she was younger left him red-faced after an outburst in the fruit and vegetable aisle at the supermarket
Nicola Tott’s son Zachary (left) made an inadvertently racist comment when he was three years old, asking for a ‘black man lolly’ when he wanted a chocolate Santa. Jack Culverwell (right) embarrassed his mother Sarah when he said he was looking forward to ‘cock porn’ at the checkout
Nicola Tott recalled the story of an inadvertently racist incident while buying sweets with her son Zachary.
‘I was in Thorntons one Christmas and my then three-year-old asked for ‘a black man lolly’,’ she explained.
‘He meant a milk chocolate lolly of Santa instead of a white chocolate one. I nearly died.’
Another food-related embarrassment on a shopping trip was shared by Sarah Culverwell.
‘I went to the supermarket recently with my lad Jack to get popcorn as we were having a movie day,’ she recalled.
Jessica Lee Hartley’s son Lee, pictured with his dad Andy (left) who he’d learned a rater choice phrase from. Sarah Dean’s son Harry (right) made her cringe when he mistook a man wearing an eye patch for a pirate
Jodie Ditcher’s son Cody (left) gave his teaching assistant a poke and announced that witches were real. Madeleine (right) embarrassed her mother Charlotte Flloyd by loudly asking in a public toilet why she had a ‘beard on her bottom’
‘Very loudly at the checkout he shouted: ‘I’m excited for our cock porn Mummy’. I was so embarrassed.’
Jessica Lee Hartley explained that she’d been left red-faced when her son Lee had picked up on something he’d heard his dad say.
‘My little boy was at our child minders when he turned around to her and said he wanted ‘a poo and p**s’,’ she revealed.
‘When asked what and why he said what he did, it turned out he was copying his dad Andy who always says: “I can’t have a poo in peace”.’
Sarah Whyte was faced with an awkward moment when her daughter Maddie told her to stop taking her contraceptive pill and ‘trick Daddy’ into having another baby
Laura Narford’s son Jaiden asked a woman why most of her teeth were missing while they were on a shopping trip
Sarah Dean recalled a cringeworthy moment from when her son was a toddler.
‘When my little boy Harry was two he was into pirates. We walked past a man in John Lewis wearing an eye patch and he shouted ‘Aaaarr’, like a pirate.’
Jodie Ditcher shared an experience that left her ‘rather embarrassed’.
‘When my son Cody first went to school he said to a teaching assistant that I really didn’t like: ‘See Mum, I told Auntie Mel that witches were real, because you said the woman in breakfast club was a witch.’
As he poked her, he continued: ‘Look, she is real.’
Natalie Plimmer’s moment of shame occurred during a visit to a museum with her family.
‘Our then three-year-old shouts at full volume with pointing finger: “Why’s that man got a funny face?”.
‘I couldn’t help but walk off and leave my husband to explain it’s rude to point and say things like that. The poor woman didn’t look too impressed either.’
Charlotte Flloyd’s moment of shame occurred while stopping to use the loo with her young daughter.
‘My three-year-old daughter Madeleine said very loudly in public toilets:”Mummy, why do you have a beard on your bottom?”,’ she explained.
Meg Hill’s daughter Emmy went up to a naked woman in the changing room and stroked her bottom
‘Cue the lady in the next cubicle struggling to contain her giggles. I nearly died of embarrassment.’
Sarah Whyte was faced with an awkward moment when she was getting her contraceptive pill.
‘My daughter Maddie asked what the tablet was for,’ she said. ‘I told her it was to stop me having babies as me and Daddy didn’t want any more.
‘Maddie piped up: “I want a sister, stop taking it and trick Daddy.” I wanted the floor to swallow me up.’
Another shopping trip went wrong when Laura Norford’s little boy Jaiden, three, became a little too nosy.
‘He kept looking at a woman, scrutinising her face,’ she shared.
‘I could see him building up to say something, so was trying to hurry past her when he suddenly blurted out: “Excuse me – why are your teeth all missing and the three at the bottom you have still got all brown?” I could have died.’
But perhaps the most humiliating moment of all was Meg Hill’s experience in the changing rooms.
‘My daughter Emmy stroked a naked old lady’s bottom at the gym,’ she confessed.
‘I did what any self-respecting parent of a granny groper would do and pretended it hadn’t happened, as did the old lady. If she happens to be reading this, I’m very sorry.’