Se7en’s Celebrities: Annabel Candy from Get in the Hot Spot…

It is a tradition during the month of our Blogaversary to ask a couple of our favorite bloggers for a list of Se7en + 1 “anythings…” Things they love or things they loathe!!! Best books, best blogs, things you love about blogging, best outings, best ice-cream flavors, places to visit, best foods, fun traditions, habits, kid stuff you still enjoy, summer fun, winter fun, even se7en +1 favorite words – whatever they like…


Annabel Candy is an nature-loving travel blogger who lives in Australia and recently went on a bear hunt in Canada where she spotted several grizzlies and a black bear. She shares blogging tips at Successful Blogging and helps other writers or small business owners set up user-friendly blogs.

Before I had children I vowed that I would never be as embarrassing as my own parents were.

My mum and dad didn’t have much of a chance as mum was about six inches taller than dad so they looked embarrassing, even before they started telling stories about how clumsy I was, or what heights of achievement I’d reach when I left school.

But now I have my own kids I’ve realized that no matter what I do, or how hard I try to be a cool mum, my kids will still be embarrassed by me. So rather than running from that I’ve embraced it.

Plus my children have embarrassed me far more than my own parents ever did by doing things like pooing in the grocery store, telling their teachers my innermost secrets and turning up everywhere barefoot and grubby.

So it’s only fair that I embarrass them in return now. Kids, it’s payback time.

Here’s a list of some easy ways to embarrass your kids which my 14 year old son helped me pull together. Please note you will need to make sure you do these things in the presence of other people, preferably their closest friends.

7+1 Ways to Embarrass Your Kids:

  1. Make sure you kiss and hug them everyday, either outside school or before you drop them at the bus stop.

  2. Sing along to their favorite tracks in the car.
  3. Dance round the kitchen while you make supper.
  4. Ask if they’ve read Puberty Boy yet.
  5. Drop them off wearing your dressing gown.
  6. Use those endearing childhood nicknames like Lukey pots, pinky or Maximoomoo.
  7. Put a little note in their lunch box telling then how much you love them, or if they’re on Facebook do it there.
  8. And the Se7en + 1th:

  9. Just be yourself. No matter how hard you try, or try not to embarrass your kids, it’s bound to happen. It’s just a normal part of the mother-child relationship.

So embrace it, have fun with it and embarrass away.

Remember it’s all part of the family tradition. One day your kids may have kids of their own and that embarrassment cycle will continue forever.

Thank you so much… Annabel Candy, as usual you are such a fun read!!! I have to say I am kind of relieved that you aren’t my mum and I will definitely be taking tips – since I have quite a few kiddo’s waiting in the queues to be mortified by their parent!!! Thanks again for joining our Celebrity Fun!!!

9 Replies to “Se7en’s Celebrities: Annabel Candy from Get in the Hot Spot…”

  1. Oh Annabel Candy, Thank you so very much for joining in!!! this is a very fun list and I can’t wait to hear what my kids have to say about it!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  2. Hay Annabel!!! I decided not to ask them and see what they came up with – all on their own!!! Thaks for your fun post again and all “the social pluses”… Hope you have a fabulous day!!!

  3. I LOVE THIS!!!! heheheheh…made me giggle… I think it is GREAT FUN to embarrass my kiddos. I think they will grow quite fond of the embarrassing moments someday when they are old— I know my dad still makes me blush when we are out in public. He as such a sense of humor! Three cheers for loving our kids!!!!

  4. I know Katherine Marie… We indulge in a little playfulness and mess with our kids minds – just a “little” bit!!! Actually I can think of nothing better than fabricating a whole “scenario” that they fall for so completely only to discover – whoops!!! Very fun… though at this stage for some reason – my kids are a whole lot more embarrassing to me than vice-versa… I definitely need to work on this!!!

  5. Oh Katherine Marie… You have got to be kidding!!! That is hysterical!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

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