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Embarassing moments for parents

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thatbags Thu 28-May-15 16:37:51

We've had a day of strong winds and heavy showers interspersed with bright, sunny periods. I was gazing out of a window a wee while ago watching the long grass waving in the wind and into my head popped that song:
"I wish I were back in Liverpool,
Liverpool town where I was born,
Where there aint no trees, no scented breeze,
No fields of waving corn,
But there's lots of girls
With peroxide curls
And the black and tan flows free.

Oh! sitting in a bed on the old pier head
It's Liverpool town for me."

My dad used to sing songs like this to his own guitar accompaniment in the evenings after we went to bed. My five or six year old sister liked this one, picked up thewords and tune and, when asked by some nuns at school if she had a favourite song, sang this one.

You can imagine their faces! "And who taught you that song?"

My daddy.

Thing is, my dad was a lecturer at the teacher training college that the nuns ran. grin grin grin

HildaW Thu 28-May-15 17:03:46

Oh thatbags....I think a bit of parental or grandparental 'naughtiness' is to be encouraged. Its those little bits of irreverence that stay with us all our lives and make us smile. My Grandma used to delight us with such things as,(upon inspecting small brothers very tatty trousers) 'I see you are a member of the RAC - Ragged Arse Club' said with a totally straight face. She also allowed us to eat tea in any order when parents were not around.....funny to think that being allowed to eat cake before bread and butter/sandwiches was deemed a huge privileged and just a bit rebellious!

Elegran Thu 28-May-15 17:38:51

One of my grandfather's had a great store of music-hall songs, which he would start to sing, much to our delight - "She is only a bird in a gilded cage", "My old man said follow the van." and so on. Some of them were brought to a sudden halt when granny stopped him with a "George!" before he reached the good naughty bits.

Soutra Thu 28-May-15 17:49:39

My Dad was somewhat abashed when ,aged under 5, I chose to sing to my teetotal spinster great aunt, a ditty whose chorus ended "and instead of running water it was Tennant's lager beer"

AshTree Thu 28-May-15 17:56:07

I had a great aunt who always had a bit of a twinkle in her eye and loved getting up to mischief with the young-uns. When my mother was very little, mischievous Great Aunt taught her to chant "I chased a bug around a tree, I'll have his blood, he knows I will" (say it fast and you'll get it wink). Another one was a little ditty which my mother would sing which went: "Oh ain't it shocking, a flea ran up my stocking. It bit my bum and made me run. Oh ain't it shocking". My mother, who always looked the picture of innocence with her fair curls, would trot these out at all the right wrong moments, in front of visitors and so on. Of course, they all knew who'd put her up to it, but she got told off nonetheless grin.

BiNtHeReDuNiT14 Thu 28-May-15 18:07:49

I got caned at school once for teaching my friends a song I heard my Sailor father singing. Oh Dockland Jess...She has Big Bre...s...and a fine pair they are too....don't remember the rest, I think the cane worked in putting it out of my system. My father was called to the school but we never spoke about it. I think he was too embarrassed.

rosesarered Thu 28-May-15 19:24:27

I remember getting into trouble at primary school for telling others a joke( no idea where I had heard it now) and can't remember the actual joke, but it ends with the parrot saying to a visitor to tea ' pass the sugar, yer bald headed bugger!'