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A Mum Buying Tampons In Waitrose Was Told She Needed "String Up Your Bum" By Her 3-Year-Old

Children + periods = awkward.

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A woman buying tampons in Waitrose was reminded that there's no discretion when it comes to kids after her 3-year-old loudly announced her purchase to the supermarket.

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The anecdote, in which the child loudly declared "yes you need more string up your bum don't you" while his mum was "trying to act posh" was shared anonymously with popular parenting page The Unmumsy Mum.

The post has been liked over 5,000 times on Facebook and clearly resonated with other parents, who were quick to share their own tales of when their children have embarrassed them.