WATCH | Mortified moms share the most embarrassing things their kids have told their teachers

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This mom wanted to dig a hole for herself after her child embarrassed her at school. Tiktok/ Gracienoe
This mom wanted to dig a hole for herself after her child embarrassed her at school. Tiktok/ Gracienoe

In a Tik Tok video that has been watched more than seven million times, mom Grace is left doubled in laughter after her six-year-old daughter told her what she had been up to that day at school.

The little girl told her mother "I was going to walk to class, and I saw a teacher and she said 'there's something on your shoe honey.' And then I stomped to the Principal and said, 'This is my mum's underwear, her house is messy.'"

"And she said, 'You should put it in your pocket,' and then I got to class I said 'This is on my shoe this morning,' and I showed the underwear."

The mom broke down with laughter while muttering "My God" under her breath.

Her daughter added that one of the pupils at school told the headteacher that her mom's house was "messy" too.

The mom jokingly captioned the video, "Currently looking for a new school for my six-year-old #whyshedomelikethat."

Watch the video below:


Currently looking for a new school for my 6 year old. ##whyshedomelikethat ##foryoupage ##sendhelp

? original sound - Gracie Noe

Thank goodness the thong was clean!

Naked in Vegas

A local mom who wanted to remain anonymous also shared her story of a moment she felt embarrassed at school after her daughter revealed to the teachers that her dad was in Las Vegas with naked folks.

She tells us, "A few years ago my husband was spending two weeks in Las Vegas in the US at a cyber security conference. Every day we'd video chat and he'd share photos of his trip with the kids."

"One day I picked up my daughter, then 4, at her playgroup, and the lovely grandmotherly teacher called me aside. She wanted to let me know that my child had told her, and anyone who would listen, that "Dada is in Las Vegas, with the naked people."

This mom was mortified after hearing this, but also thought it was hilarious, and the teacher shared that playschool teachers know a LOT about what goes on at home, as the kids tell it like it is.

This mom continues, "I scrambled to work out why my daughter would have this impression. Later, after scouring the photos again, I realised she had seen a pic of the hotel swimming pool, and the swimmers in their skimpy bathing costumes."

"If he had been anywhere else, it wouldn't have been nearly as believable though, and it took a lot of explaining to get the teacher to stop teasing us!"

Dad said so

One appalled father, Songezo, told Parent24 that his son Luthando had once beaten up another child at school, and then told the teacher that his dad is the one who said that he "must beat every boy that annoys him at school". 

Offer of assistance

Kids never shy away from exposing what is going on at home. Another local mom, who asked to remain anonymous, shared that her boy told the teacher that there was no food in their home.

The teacher called the mortified mom and offered assistance to the family through the school feeding scheme.

Books and boobs

Another mom shared that her youngest daughter Katherine regularly entertained her and the teachers when she was doing her first grade. This one time, a teacher assigned a questionnaire to each child. "For the last question she was asked to interview me", says her mom.

The question was "What is your most treasured possession?" and Katherine had written "my boobs" as the answer.

"The teacher showed me this with a funny look on her face. I told her the answer had been "my books" but my daughter's newly-acquired cursive writing made it look like a different word. I hope the teacher believed me," she shared. 

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