Most of us would prefer to forget our most cringe-worthy moments from our younger years, but some mothers have been sharing theirs with the world in a candid online thread.
The discussion was sparked on parenting-site Mumsnet after an anonymous woman, from the UK, asked for people’s embarrassing teenage memories.
Sharing a post on Saturday, she explained she was in hospital and wanted to hear other people’s hilarious stories in an effort to cheer herself up.
And it wasn’t long before other mothers started divulging some of the most toe-curling blunders from their past.
One woman, from the UK, sparked a discussion between mothers about their most cringeworthy teenage moments in a very candid online thread (stock photo)
The conversation was sparked on parenting-site Mumsnet after an anonymous woman, from the UK, asked for people’s embarrassing memories as teenagers (pictured)
One person explained: ‘I was about 14, just hit puberty and very self conscious of body changes.
‘My father was taking us to a big swimming complex with big slides in his home city and I had bought a lovely pink bikini for the occasion and was feeling quite brave.
Other mothers were quick to share their hilarious tales of embarrassment online, including one woman who revealed she’d accidentally flashed her father
‘Got into the water and my father’s facial expression turned from happy to somewhat horrified. I looked down and the, admittedly very cheap, lovely bikini had gone completely see through. You could see everything.’
She continued: ‘I had to slowly edge out of the pool and back to the changing area with my father inching in front of me trying to protect my modesty then sit on the side and watch everyone else having fun.’
Another person said: ‘I got very very drunk on vodka aged 17, staying at my father’s with my boyfriend.
It wasn’t long before members divulged some of the most toe-curling blunders from their past, including one mother whose nine-month-old son had pulled her trousers down in front of a window cleaner
‘Went to the toilet starker and went back into the wrong room and climbed into bed with my dad and his wife.’
A third person wrote: ‘Just remembered the time I was furiously dancing to some garage music in the local nightclub. I thought all eyes were on me because everyone had finally realised I was bloody cool.
‘No, all eyes were on me because one of my boobs had broken free of the flimsy halterneck top I’d idiotically chosen to wear without a bra.’
The original poster also shared an embarrassing story of her own, explaining how she’d broken an ornament in her then boyfriend’s home