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Lynda Loveland: Awkward

Posted August 24, 2011

Lynda Loveland

When you have kids, awkward moments in public are never too far off. I had a pretty good dry spell going until the other day.

I was sitting with Carys on the floor outside her ballet class and putting on her ballet shoes. There was a mom and her daughter sitting right next to us. The little girl told her mom, “That’s my friend” and pointed at Carys. Her mom asked if she knew her name. The girl didn’t so she asked Carys and Carys answered.

I said to Carys, “Do you know her name?” Carys said, "No." I said, “Would you like to ask her name?” Carys said, “No."


Unfortunately, this was not a quiet conversation. How exactly do you recover from something like that? Do you tell the other mom, sorry, thanks for the interest in my kid, but she couldn’t care less about yours? I think Carys was just having a weird, on the spot kind of moment, but still!!!

Any awkward moments that you’d like to share???

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursday.


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  • birdie71 Aug 28, 2011

    Glass Half Full - please READ (or reread) what LL wrote. You missed the point!

  • 3suns Aug 26, 2011

    I am lucky enough to be able to work from home a couple of days a week. Just this morning, I was working from home and had to call into a conference call. My two oldest sons were in school so I asked the only one remaining at home to please be quiet while mommy called into work. He said OK. Normally I mute my phone because with 3 boys here it can get loud, but I didn't this morning - he seemed so willing to keep the noise to a minimum. I was working and didn't notice that he had gona into the bathroom for his morning sit down. As all of the participants on the call got quiet he screams from our hall bathroom "Mommy please come help me wipe my bu-t!". For a split second I was hoping that no one heard him but then they all busted out laughing. I was sooo embarrassed.

  • Glass Half Full Aug 26, 2011

    ncst8mpa: Ref pangb007 - I vote troll. Why should Carys feel awkward about her name? You should feel awkward about your rude/mean comment.

  • thecatsmeow67 Aug 26, 2011

    I have one to add. We were in OK for a business trip for my husband. We had "connecting" rooms that you can't lock. My husband and I were enjoying each other and next thing we know " Mom what's wrong". I was one breath away from just laying it all out there for my very nosy 12 yo daughter. Can they not mtob????

  • Mom2two Aug 26, 2011

    OK, Here's an awkward moment. While at the beach 2 weeks ago my two teenage daughters (13 & 16) were out swimming in the ocean. I decide to go out there and join them and the first words out of my 16yo's mouth is "Why do you'all have to do IT on vacation?" ME: "Because I'm on vacation?" HER: "But you were shaking the whole house!" ME: "You'll have to take that up with your father." Her: "That is SO DISGUSTING!"

    How do you handle THAT?

  • Big Bill Aug 26, 2011

    I was holding my 3 yr old grandson at a bigbox and he wanted to get down to run around. He started yelling "put me down Poppop!" to which I replied "okay, you smell bad and your mom dresses you funny". When a little old lady started to chastize me for "speaking to a child in such a manner" my grandson looked at her said "It's just a joke lady."

  • ewcanes Aug 25, 2011

    Imagine how awkward that kid feels being named "Carys"

    That was the hardest I've laughed all day! It's been a slow day, I'm a 25 male with 0 kids, and have no idea how I got here, but that made me laugh!

  • ncst8mpa Aug 25, 2011

    Assuming that pangb007 is simply uninformed, rather than a common troll, consider this:

    The name "Carys" is a beautiful Welsh name which means "love". She's in good company. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones also named their daughter Carys.

    Cymru am byth!

  • Not Now Aug 25, 2011

    When my brother was 3 or 4, he and my parents were eating dinner at a restaurant. Out of the blue, as the waitress walked by, my brother reached out and smacked her across the behind. The poor gal whipped around and gave my father the dirtiest look ever! My parents never did convince her that "sweet little boy" did it!

  • draew Aug 25, 2011

    "I was speaking to a friend of mine and my four year old son, went right up to her and asked her if she had a female body part that starts with a V."

    Sounds like the boy had been watching "Kindergarten Cop". That movie is a hoot for children's questions, etc.