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Have you Ever Been ‘Caught With Your Pants Down?’

More importantly, when you were caught in that compromising position by one of your offspring, what did you do?

Moms Talk is a weekly feature on all Lehigh Valley Patches in which local parents, caregivers and other members of the community are invited to share opinions and advice on parenting topics.

This week’s Moms Talk question relates to being caught in an embarrassing “situation” by one of your kids.

If you live with children, at one time or another you are going to get caught in a compromising position. Were you stepping out of the shower and reaching for your towel? Answering the call of nature? Or responding to the call of the wild? In this week’s Moms Talk, we want to know how you handled the unbelievably embarrassing moment when your child (or children) caught you (and maybe your spouse?) with your pants down. Try to keep your answers G-rated, folks.

Have you ever been “caught with your pants down?” And, how did you handle it?

Our Moms Council members include: 

  • Lisa Amey of Upper Milford Township is a stay-at-home mom to an 8-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. A past president of the MOMS Club of Emmaus and longtime member of MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers), Lisa is an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International. 
  • Lisa Drew of Emmaus is a certified nutritionist and personal trainer, wellness and fitness coach with more than 17 years of experience. She is the mother of a 13-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy.
  • Jennifer Elston of Emmaus has almost two decades of professional experience in child development and counseling. She is currently a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful girls. Together with her husband, Chris, she owns Christopher Elston Photography.
  • Jeanne Lombardo of Nazareth is the mother of a 10-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. She’s new to the Lehigh Valley, having moved to Nazareth from Bergen County, NJ in January.
  • Lisa Merk of Lower Macungie is a stay-at-home mother of four boys – a 12-year-old and 6-year-old triplets. Lisa is a past president of the MOMS Club of Lower Macungie East. In her “spare” time, Lisa teaches piano to school-age children.
  • Zoila Bonilla Paul of Bethlehem is a stay-at-home mom to two girls – a 5-year-old and a 14-month-old. Zoila is a member of her local “moms’ club” and says she is “well-versed in the fun that children can bring.”
  • Beth Sharpless of Emmaus works part time in a local emergency department as a nurse and part time from home as a customer support specialist. She has two children -- a boy who is almost 2 and a 5-year-old girl. She says they love spending time outdoors and dancing.
  • Jennifer Willenbrock of Nazareth is mom to two beautiful daughters, ages 5 and 6 weeks. She was previously employed by Catholic Charities, where she worked in a girl’s group home in Phillipsburg, N.J.  

If you would like to become a part of the Moms Council and/or have ideas for future Moms Talk questions, please email jennifer.marangos@patch.com.

Beth May 20, 2012 at 11:51 PM
I am pretty much on a daily basis found to be using the facilities with the door open. My kids are still pretty young, and for some reason, i just don't really think about closing the door. Needless to say, we have an "open door" policy. I do have to share a funny thing regarding my son (who is 2.5 yrs old but having some speech delays)-he was helping me empty the diswasher one day and he holds a plate (dinner plate) up to his chest and says....."neepools". Man, how don't you laugh at that one? I tried to turn the other way while I was cracking up. So, I have been caught with my pants down and my shirt up-during just the daily routine.
Jennifer Marangos May 21, 2012 at 01:25 AM
I can relate to your comments Beth -- my kids are a bit older than yours and I can tell you that eventually you will get to go to the bathroom with the door closed. I have a funny memory from my open door days. One year as Christmas approached, my older son told me that he was going to ask Santa to bring me a penis, since mine had broken off. I nearly gave myself a hernia trying not to laugh. My husband and I still laugh at this one privately.
Lisa Amey May 21, 2012 at 04:46 PM
The only thing I can think of that happened in our family was to my husband. When my six year old daughter went into the master bathroom to ask him a question, he was toweling off after a shower. She came back downstairs looking a little embarassed, and said, "Uh, mommy, I just saw dad's (change to whispering voice).... thing..?" He now makes sure the door is always closed to our bedroom before he takes a shower!
Ronnie DelBacco May 21, 2012 at 05:33 PM
This is a refreshingly funny topic and I'm glad we dad's are invited into the conversation. I have 2 daughters and fortunately no incidents like those mentioned above. But my younger daughter always feels the need to strike up a conversation through the bathroom door, and of course it can never wait.
Jennifer Elston May 22, 2012 at 12:46 AM
We usually don't close the bathroom door unless there are guests here. I remember a time when my husband was standing at the toilet and my daughter tried to "play in the fountain.". Ha

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