Look on the bright side. By time they get to middle school, you'll be able to embarrass them, usually by existing.
I have too many things to list about my son, who is now actually a decent, self-supporting person in his mid-thirties, but one time I took him shopping in an electronics store and he ran through the aisles while I chased him. He thought it was a wonderful game. I didn't feel the same. Finally I got so frustrated I sat down on the floor and started to cry. That got his attention; he came over to see what was going on and I was able to grab him and carry him out of the store.
The funny thing is, when he was in his teens and early twenties, whenever my son saw a child misbehaving he'd say, "Tell me I was never that bad" and my response was always, "So you're telling me to lie."
This post was edited on 10/13 at 12:09 pm