This evening I went to a Foster Care forum/meeting at our adoption agency. Steve was volunteering at the Draper Temple open house so I took Zack and his Nintendo DS with me.
We were a little late so we took the only vacant spot on the second row, as far from the door as you could get. I settled Zack on my lap, he inserted his headphones into his ears and commenced playing. We were given a presentation from 3 couples in front and then were asked if we had any questions. The room was deadly silent as people formulated questions in their minds.
Suddenly, Zack tensed his body. Before I could react: tooooooot! The sound echoed off my legs and around the room. I slowly bent to his deaf ear and hissed "no, no, no!" His reaction? He loudly said: "I had to mom, I had to!"
As this exchange was happening I became aware of the seriously AWFUL smell that resulted from his undisciplined behind. Not only was it awful, it was loooong lasting. My face was most definitely as red as it can get and I was suddenly roasting hot.
Luckily, no one laughed or gasped in horror. The room continued in silence. I am not sure how. If I had been someone else in the room, I am sure I would have laughed, at least quietly.
I scurried out as soon as the meeting was over. I don't remember the last time I was that embarrassed.
During the car ride home Zack got a lecture on how just because you can't hear what's going on (because you are wearing earphones), doesn't mean everyone else can't hear either. When I demonstrated how loud it had been he was hysterical with laughter.
We will now commence training on how to hold things in.
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