Blah, blah, blah moment, have you had one?
So I had a fairly mortifying experience this weekend.
We went to the dentist, the whole family, yup my huge phobia came to visit me. No really I did behave, things were good, all was good…until….
We travelled back home in the car, I have no idea what started it, but an argument started.
Shrek started to get agitated and louder, that’s when I start to get irritated.
Shrek got even louder, then started to swear and was what I consider shouting.
I asked him to stop shouting and most of all swearing. The kids asked him to stop too.
Shrek got louder.
I had that ‘moment’. In the old days I might have bust a gut and shouted back, ideally I would have liked to somehow zone myself out of the whole experience. I am learning meditation but have not perfected that talent yet.
So, he won’t be quiet, it is like a slow form of torture.
So after having tried to distract myself, zoning out by sending a text to a mother that I know from my youngest’s school, I do what every child would do LOL.
I stuck my fingers in my ears, yup I did it.
I went “la, la, la, blah blah blah”
It made me feel good because I was droning him out.
The kids had a giggle, and yes I realize I was not portraying a grand example of how to behave as an adult, but it was one of those ’emergency moments’?
It didn’t calm shrek, he crescendoed with the fingers in the ear escapade, then only stopped when….
I realized somehow my finger prior to being stuck in my ear, must have still been on the screen where I sent the text, somehow I had pressed the record button and recorded a good 10 seconds worth of ‘said’ argument.
I have no idea whether the recording included the “la, la, la” moment, or the swearing from shrek.
Either way, it was gone, I could not listen to it, it had gone to the recipient.
I had a blind panic.
Shrek stopped the shouting and swearing and I think he thought it mildly funny.
I didn’t, I was mortified at someone else actually hearing the argument.
I feverishly telephoned the recipient to be greeted with an answerphone, left said message apologising and asking her not to please listen but delete the voice recording. I backed this up with a text. She kindly answered later, saying she had deleted it. I do not know whether she listened to it, I am not sure that I want to know.
I can only hope her son is still allowed around for playdates!
So go on, tell me have you ever had a ‘la la la’ moment or am I the only juvenile around here?
Or better still, tell me your most embarrassing moment?
Phew…wipes the sweat from my brow after the confessional, Justine xx
© Justine Nagaur
NB: Remember it’s the Tea Time event tomorrow 😀