It was a regular day and I was busily getting the kids organized and packed up to head to the mall for a little errand running.
The sun was shining, so I planned for us to walk over, which was only a fifteen minute journey.
As per usual, everyone must go potty or get a bum change prior to our departure, so as not to have the “MOM, I NEED TO GO POTTY NOW!”, halfway en route. Little Miss tends to her business and the wee lad has had a poop, so a little extra work is required.
Finally, we’re all sorted and out the door.
We talk and sing merrily as we dawdle along. Checking out the bugs, learning about the trees and singing out favourite tunes.
Once we get to the mall, immediately the request to visit the play area is made, so I negotiate that we do our errands quickly, and then we go to the play area before heading home.
Oddly, people keep looking at me. I get some smiles and double takes, and attribute it to my being on the local news recently, so clearly these people have recognized me.
We carry on, finish getting what we need and head over to the play area.
Again, more stares.
A little uncomfortable, but now I understand what being a celebrity must feel like. Not that I’m calling myself a celebrity by any means, but having my face recognized is a little weird.
I let the littles play for half an hour or so, but now it is time to head home for lunch and the little man’s afternoon nap.
When we get home, the mandatory hand washing is required. As we’re washing our hands, I take a quick glance in the mirror…
To my horror, I see a brown smear across my forehead!
When I changed Captain Poopypant’s diaper before we left, I must have got some on my hand. I recall brushing my hair from my face before I washed my hands, so that’s probably how it got there.
ERMAGHERD! THAT’S WHY EVERYONE WAS LOOKING AT ME!
My daughter was supposed to be my wingman when it comes to stuff like this! Kids ALWAYS notice when you have crap on your face or a booger in your nose.
I certainly hope the people that we had encountered throughout the day didn’t actually recognize me from my TV appearance. I’m sure they’d be telling all their friends, “Yeah, I saw that chick from the news the other day today. She had poo on her face!”
Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?