It is my job to embarrass my kids as much as possible. My teenage daughter has informed me that I am an expert. Most of the time, I embarrass them by just being myself, which according to my daughter, is weird. Yesterday, I embarrassed her by chewing my food too many times. Never mind that it was just me and my kids at the dinner table. (And why was she watching me chew a piece of food? Isn't that weird?)
The real winner was when I went into school to meet her teacher. Being the somewhat friendly person that I am, I struck up a conversation with her. The teacher asked me questions, and I answered in complete sentences. That apparently was not a cool thing to do.
"Mom, why did you have to answer like that? You could've just given a one word answer, or said, 'yes' or 'no.'"
"But I always answer in complete sentences," I replied. "What's wrong with that?"
"It's so embarrassing!"
Uh. Like. Okay.