Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dignity, always dignity

Life Lesson # 687 (aren't you glad that you get to learn from my life experiences in addition to your own, I promise, I am saving you a lot of embarrassment with this one. . . )

When you think it might be a good idea to show your in-laws home videos so they can catch up on what they missed during the first six weeks of your new child's life, be careful to preview the videos and sensor any unsavory shots your husband may have gotten while you were still a little groggy and didn't realize he had the camera on. Trust me, you'll be glad you did. And so will your twelve-year-old brother-in-law.




4 comments:

Janssen said...

Ooooooh. .. I think I shall never have children. Or at least no video camera.

Gretchen said...

Ouch! Makes me glad we don't have a video camera :)

Bart Bradshaw said...

First of all, Janssen doesn't have to worry. I won't be catching those types of moments on film. And we're definitely going to have kids.

Second of all, my condolences, Kristi. I really dislike those types of embarrassing moments for everyone involved. I've made pretty consistent efforts my whole life long to avoid similarly embarrassing situations.

When I was 16 my friend wanted to show me some of his home videos. I'm quite positive he didn't purposely show me his brother's birth. It just happened to be on the same video as what he was trying to show me. Yikes! That's one of those things you just try to ignore and pretend the video was stopped or fast forwarded in time for nothing to have registered . . .

Kristi said...

Wait, just to clarify (lest you think it was worse than it was), the "unsavory" shots I was referring to aren't of the actual birth (that's actually not allowed here in the great state of Texas), moreso the feedings and that kind of thing. . . either way, pretty bad huh? We will be sensoring the tapes, to avoid a "Bart" experience ;) yikes!