Awkward Moments

I read a post over a year ago that listed awkward and awesome things together.  This idea has stuck in my head for a while and I’m finally writing my version of the post…well, two posts actually.  I’m breaking mine up into two posts so check back tomorrow for the “Awesome” segment.  By the way, I can’t seem to locate the origin of the post so if you know please let me know and I’ll add the link here.

Now, on to the awkwardness…

Awkward Moments:

When I’m out with my husband and I run into someone I know but for the life of me can’t remember their name.  It’s awkward to try and introduce them because the harder I try to think of their name the more my brain turns to mush.  When possible I’ll try to walk up, hug them, and say, “Hi!  How in the world have you been?”  Then standing with them I’ll turn and say, “Have you met my husband?”  That’s my husband’s cue to introduce himself  and then my unnamed friend will reciprocate and save me from unwanted embarrassment.

Getting caught taking a drink from my toddler’s cup in public.  Sometimes a girl’s thirsty and there’s nothing else around!

Leaving an answering machine message {are they still called that?} … and then giving out the wrong cell number. Well, at least half of it. “uhhh. No, I mean…here’s my other…”  I’m a real professional.

Not realizing that I have walked out of the house and into the grocery store with my slippers on.  Thankfully they weren’t the big fluffy bunny ones but were just the cute flip-flop ones instead!

Walking over to tell someone something important, waiting patiently for them to finish their current conversation, then when it’s my turn to speak, my mind goes blank.  “Your hair looks lovely today.  Yep, I just walked over here to tell you that.”

My husband pointing out an embarrassing typo in a blog post hoooouuurs after it was published.

Realizing in the evening that I went the entire day with a huge chunk of hair that didn’t make it into my pony tail. {#SportingaRatTail}

Walking into a spider web that no one else sees.

I’ll end with this awkward photo I took while trying to see what my hair looks like from behind.  Why can’t I just invest in a $1 mirror like a normal person?  I get embarrassed at myself every time I do this.

Back of Hair

{Know that the posting this photo is a demonstration of the love I have for you, my dear readers.}

What awkward moments are you brave enough to share?

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Jennifer Clay says

    Oh, there a few that I could add but here are some of mine:

    Realizing at the end of the day you have a HUGE pimple in the middle of your forehead that was NOT there that morning,in the middle of your child’s award ceremony you let out a loud squeal because your baby all of the sudden pees through his diaper on your leg and wearing your favorite night gown for several nights (not usually a problem but now is since your brother in law moved in) and your hubby says “You do know that is see through right?!” and you realize that you have been flashing your boobies to your brother in law that you just meet and have only knew a few weeks. LOL

    • AshleyWalkup says

      Oh, my! Those are pretty awkward. I especially feel for you on the ceremony one and I have been there with the pimple one! :/

  2. Danielle F says

    Walking around the store with a diaper sticking out your back pocket because you were too lazy to take the whole diaper bag to the restroom… only did that once though, lol. I guess with a baby in my arms, it was pretty easily explained at least 🙂

    • AshleyWalkup says

      Oh, yea, I could see how that could be a little awkward. You gotta do what you gotta do though!

  3. cookiesandclogs says

    My most awkward moment was walking around town and shopping, only to return to the car and realize I had two COMPLETELY different shoes on!!

  4. Jennifer Soltys says

    I LOVE THIS POST!!! LOL The spider web no one can see when you instantly transform into a master ninja? Yep, I know it well!!! Oh, and the forgetting someone’s name… HATE that!!!

  5. A Mom's Take says

    hahaha, loved the drinking from the sippy cup and your picture!

  6. LOL girl, you’re so cute and trust me, I’m sure I have way more awkward moments than you do. The photo thing reminds me of the time I was trying to take before and after photos of my teeth so I could see how well my whitening strips had worked. In the picture I am grinning like the joker and my eyes look like they are crossed because of where I was looking to line up the viewfinder. Now THOSE are some terrifying photos!

  7. Haha, if I try to drink from my toddler’s cup in public, he’ll throw a fit! 😉

  8. Oh, I’ve had plenty of embarrassing blog moments. One time I wrote “poop of color” instead of “pop of color”. Thankfully someone told me about it before I sent it to the rep.

  9. 2Wired2Tired says

    Those are pretty funny and so relatable! I use my phone camera to see behind me when I’m traveling. I always say I just need to bring along a little mirror too.

  10. kSquaredGlamour says

    i hate when i run into people but for the life of me cant remember their name, its so awkward lol

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