My grandparents were pranksters! No matter what they occasion they would always try and find funny ways to embarrass my sisters and I.
Looking back now I, it was pretty darn funny! Here is a list of sure-fire ways to embarrass your grandkids:
- Showing affection in public
This one is probably more for the older grandkids and must be done in the public eye. Even though you are most definitely genuine it is also a little funny to watch then squirm as you declare your love. Following this up with a pinch on the cheek, cuddle or even a kiss is sure to result in some serious blushing.
- Talking loudly in supermarkets about embarrassing
For some reason kids just hate loud conversations that can be overheard. My grandma would always get to the homewares isle and loudly proclaim that we needed toilet paper, “make sure it is extra soft…three ply at least!” she would say. And I would have to hang my head in shame and walk down the isle to grab it, with what I thought was the eyes of the world watching.
- Wear the same/similar outfits
Nothing is more embarrassing than having your mum or grandma dress like you. Next time you are out clothes shopping with your granddaughter I dare you to pick up the same top as her and try it on… Just wait for the mortified reaction.
No matter if you are young or old, breaking out in dance in public is pretty embarrassing. Especially if you are dancing in silence or no reason at all. This is also great fun and cardio for the day.
- Sing or rap…or both!
Similar to dancing, singing out loud in public can be totally embarrassing. Especially if you do what my Grandma did and sing old classical songs in a high pitched voice. She has a great voice; I’ll give her that but it was still super embarrassing.
- Try using ‘hip’ words
Words and phrases like, ‘on fleek’, ‘totes’, ‘FOMO’, ‘YOLO’ and any other weird things they might say, really don’t have the same impact coming from grandma. Bonus points if you can use them in a sentence around their friends!
- Leave cute notes in their lunch boxes
My mum always used to do this. As a kid I thought it was so embarrassing, but as an adult I look back and think about how cute it was. Writing them little notes for the lunch box letting them know how much you love them.
- Call them nicknames in public
‘Cherub’, ‘Pumpkin’, ‘Snuggle-bunny’ and any other cute or wacky nickname they may have should probably not leave the confines of home. But if you’re really wanting to make them blush calling them out in public will definitely do the trick!
At the end of the day, the way to embarrass them the most is to let them know just how much you love them! The mushier the better.
How do you embarrass your grandkids? Any funny stories to share?