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An Embarrassing Thing Happened To Me The Other Day

Hey everyone! Blogging just a short and sweet entry today because Miss Joyful Mess is down with the flu. Yes that’s me. I don’t know why, but this year, I’ve been getting sick more often? Does it have to do with weaning from breastfeeding? Or else I’m totally blaming the haze.

The I-have-a-cold-and-I-have-red-nose selfie hahaha. (I didn’t realise how yellow I was until this picture.) 

Okay I digress. Something really embarrassing happened to me last Sunday at the mall.

Yuri’s usually in his best element when we’re in a mall. He’s just happy and carefree and doesn’t give us any trouble at all.

I don’t know what got into him last Sunday but he just wouldn’t stop crying. He was crying because I didn’t carry him – – and I rarely carry him when we go out because he’s getting heavier. Also, he prefers just running across malls.

That particular Sunday, he was on the verge of throwing a tantrum simply because I refused to carry him. To be fair (to me), we were on the way to the bank to withdraw money and I can’t do it with a 3-year old in my arms.

He didn’t throw a tantrum but he was just crying so loudly in the middle of the ground floor. So loud that a security guard nearby walked toward us.

I was about to tell him that I’ve got it but he didn’t look at me at all. He went straight to Yuri and asked him, “Bakit baby? May umaaway sayo?”

Of course, Yuri nodded and said yes.

There were some people who really stopped what they were doing and started looking at me. I, in a cute white sailor dress, was being (silently) accused of being a kidnapper.

Excuse me!

To prove that I was indeed the mother without creating a scene, I simply walked away and Yuri scampered after me. Opo, ako po ang nanay.

The good news is that the security guards (or at least that particular one) were attentive enough to crying children and considered all possibilities, good or bad. It’s also a good call that he went straight to the crying kid and asked him what was wrong. After all, kids always tell the truth – well, in our case, almost always.

The bad news is that I had to experience it. Oh well, I guess I just have to be thankful they didn’t call the police!

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  • Reply Mommy Queenelizabeth November 4, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Lol! That was funny though, but i appreciate the guard, not everyone is as attentive and smart like him… as for your kid, well, sometimes it really do happen for no acceptable reasons at all… just charge it to experience 😉
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  • Reply Mona Verdida November 4, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I never experienced it, but my mom did with one of her distant pamangkins. They were at the mall and suddenly the kid rolled on the floor crying so loud for everyone to here simply because she want to buy a toy she saw. My mom panicked and didn’t know what to do. Thank goodness that one of our househelp was with them and tried to calm the kid down. My mom on the other hand almost had a heart attack because that was the first time she experienced it. Well, I guess kids will be kids after all.
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  • Reply Coi November 4, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Can’t imagine if that would’ve happened to me, I wouldn’t know what to do, but at least the guard was aware with his surroundings! 🙂
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  • Reply Pearliza Paguio November 5, 2015 at 1:35 am

    I hate it when kids throws random tantrums. My kids included at pag ganun sila oh my ang bigat na kasi. You’re right on the guards being alert on these kasi baka may masamang nangyayari na pala mabuti at chinecheck nila.

  • Reply Lady Anne Louise Barrun November 5, 2015 at 2:54 am

    There are still a lot of things to discover when it comes to our child. Hope it won’t happen to you again. I hate attention din sa mga tao specially pag sa mga mall. Anyway, smart move para sa security guard.
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  • Reply Jennifer Villanueva November 5, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Wow! That was so vigilant of the guard.. Hahaha! Don’t take it personal na lang sis, i’m sure it was not about you. I hope all security guards are like him.. He was obviously doing his job. I hope you are feeling better now:) mahirap magkasakit ang mommy.

  • Reply Maree Laiza Javier November 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    With your beauty mommy.. You don’t look like a kidnapper but the owner of the mall instead 😛

    • Reply Maan November 9, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Hahaha omg I don’t deserve that! Thank you!

  • Reply Melisa Sanchez November 5, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Hahahah! Good job pala si guard, it’s okay mommy nakikita kuna ang future ko kay zd boy ko hahaha di ka nag iisa. Get well soon and God bles!
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  • Reply Cheryl F November 5, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    That was funny though. But good job to the guard. Every mom has its own embarassing moment in public. And I feel you.

  • Reply Grace November 6, 2015 at 9:26 am

    that was funny 😛 my hey, at least the guard was attentive enough right? if he did that to you (ignoring you and probably thinking that you’re a potential kidnapper), how much more pa ako na hindi kamukha ng mga junakis ko hahaha!
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  • Reply Kat Rodriguez November 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Hope you’re feeling okay now. Anyway, that’s understandable, kids really do that sometimes and you actually did a wise thing just walking away and letting your kid come after you, that’s proof enough, haha. And, good job on the guard’s part.
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  • Reply Tetcha Figuerres November 6, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    It’s a good thing that my son is already 9 and doesn’t throw tantrums in public places anymore, well, except for the time we were at KidZania recently when he thought he didn’t have enough time to do all that he wanted to do, and he’s blaming me. Lol! If I were in your place, I’d feel insulted. How could the guard mistake you for a kidnapper when Yuri is your mini-me. Lol!
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  • Reply Jhanis November 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Hahaha! Oh my gosh! I can imagine it in my head! LOL Pareho tayo ng tactic, when I can’t handle it anymore, I pretend to leave and sure enough, my 4 yo would stop and would run after me. 😀 But glad too hear the security personnel take notice to stuff like this!
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  • Reply Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos November 7, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Hehehe ang kulit lang. Pero ang galing ng guard! Attentive!
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  • Reply Nilyn Matugas November 7, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I wouldn’t know how to react if I were in your place! omg. But good think alert ka mag-isip, sunod agad si Yuri! haha!
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  • Reply MrsMartinez November 11, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    At least alert si manong guard hehe

    Xoxo
    MrsMartinez

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