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21 Kids Who Somehow Survived Epic Parental Embarrassment

"My dad stormed out in nothing but his stained tighty whities — with his left nut hanging out."

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share the most cringe-inducing things their parents ever did, and the results will give you second-hand embarrassment:

1. "When I was 15, my mom wrote up a contract (banning kissing, chaperone-free dates, and SEX) that my first boyfriend and I had to sign in front of her. She then posted it on our wall at home!"

2. "In high school I had friends over for movie night. We got too loud for my dad who stormed out of his room in nothing but his oversized, stained tighty whities — with his left nut hanging out — and yelled at my friends."

3. "When I was in middle school, my mom went crazy because I had 1000 text messages that month. She went through all the numbers and asked who each person was, then called up one kid and told him, 'Stop texting my daughter!'"

4. "My dad liked to make funny comments when I brought my middle school friends over for dinner. Once, as we were finishing eating, he looked between me and my friends and said, 'So let's talk about your changing bodies.'"

5. "My mom was my Health teacher in high school. Once, she started a 'sex ed' lesson with 'Someday, when you have sex...' then immediately pointed at me and said 'Except you. You're never having sex.'"

10. "My dad practically yelled 'THAT WOMAN HAS FAKE BOOBS!'"

Fox

"I was walking on the track with my dad and there was a woman with pretty obvious breast implants doing stretches on the side. My dad had his earbuds in with the volume up high, and for some reason felt the need to point them out. He practically yelled 'THAT WOMAN HAS FAKE BOOBS!' He didn't even seem to realize that he was being loud enough for everyone nearby to hear him. The woman looked mortified and I strongly considered just running away."

sarajk

11. "...after a couple of glasses of wine my mom pulled down her pants..."

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"When I was 15 my first serious boyfriend was into sagging his pants (where the top of his underwear/butt would show). My mother hated it, and one night after a couple of glasses of wine she pulled down her pants, mooning us, and warned, 'This is what could happen if you don't pull them up!'"

artistthateats

12. "My dad decided to jump right in front of them, scream and photobomb their picture."

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"I was with my parents when we came across a large bachelorette group all dressed up in pink dresses ready to take a picture in front of their limo. Instead of smiling and walking past, my dad decided to jump right in front of them, scream, and photobomb their picture."

fleurvandek

13. "My mom threatened to hang my underwear from the mailbox if I did it again..."

Paramount

"When I was 12, I had a bad habit of leaving my underwear in my pants when I threw them in the laundry, so my mom threatened to hang my underwear from the mailbox if I did it again. Of course I did it again, and when I came home from school I found them hanging from the mailbox for everyone to see."

0621

14. "Before cell phones, my dad would leave these outgoing voicemail messages that were the most..."

Decca

"In one he played 'Drift Away' by Uncle Kracker, then, speaking in a smooth radio voice, said, 'You've reached the Hall residence. Unfortunately, we can't take your call because we have...drifted away.'"

deannah4d2cdb4a9

15. "She yelled, 'WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME? I'M JUST TRYING TO HAVE FUN LIKE A COOL MOM!!'"

NBA/Warriors

"When I was in the sixth grade my mom took me to see Madagascar 3. When the credits started rolling and 'I like to Move it' came on she dragged me to the front of the PACKED theater and started dancing. When I said I didn't want to dance she yelled, 'WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME? I'M JUST TRYING TO HAVE FUN LIKE A COOL MOM!'"

ohboywhatnoww

16. "Being an idiot kid, I didn't believe her, but..."

Warner Bros.

"Once, when I was a sophomore, I was really annoyed and just wanted to get to school. My mother said she would get out of the car in her pajamas and dance in front of my school unless I dropped the attitude. Being an idiot kid, I didn't believe her, but when we pulled up to my school she got out and danced behind me until I entered the building. People talked about it for a while."

sydneee2

17. "...so my dad shaved his legs..."

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"While growing up, my dad participated in a lot of endurance events like triathlons, so he shaved his legs to be 'aerodynamic' during the bike portion. When my friends were over he would strut around and ask them to feel how smooth his legs were."

krystinstj

18. "My dad was a teacher at my grade school. At a pep rally everyone was going crazy, so he decided to slide across the freshly waxed floor....on his belly. He did this multiple times to the chanting of my entire school."

19. "The movie has a lot of freaky sex in it, and my parents, instead of turning it off..."

Paramount

"In 1992 I was 16 and had a new girlfriend I was super excited about. My parents suggested that we all watch a movie together, so I rented The Doors (which I figured would work because hey, my parents are from the '60s). Turns out this movie has a lot of freaky sex in it, and my parents — rather then tell us to turn it off like normal parents — began joking about it and making comments like 'Oh hey, we've never tried that!' and 'Ooh, are they using blood for lube?'"

axj66

20. "Dad thought it would be hilarious to wear my mom's one-piece swimsuit..."

20th Century Fox

"In grade school we had a school picnic, and my dad volunteered to be in the dunking booth. My dad not only thought it would be hilarious to wear my mom's one-piece swimsuit while he did it, but he used a megaphone to call out my classmates and friends by name, so they all knew it was my dad."

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21. "Mom yelled, 'Here are your tampons, honey! I hope they're big enough!'"

Fox

"I was a cheerleader in middle school and needed tampons, so I texted my mom before a basketball game. We were getting ready to do a cheer when my mother ran out and yelled, in front of the crowd, 'Here are your tampons, honey! I hope they're big enough!' She had a box of super plus in her hand. It was sooo embarrassing!"

actuallyinsane

Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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