A quick expert from a conversation with a couple of kids this past summer...
Mom (Waving cheerfully to the half of the family that stayed at the beach...): "See ya all later!" :D
Levi (Groaning): "Mom, please don't embarrass me!"
Me (Totally taken by surprise... of course.): "What? I didn't do anything embarrassing..."
Levi (Waving gleefully and rather girlishly - as he mimics me in the most overly feminine high pitched tone possible): "Bye ya' all! :D"... never mind the rather EXAGGERATED wave WHICH LOOKED LIKE IT CAME OFF OF A 4TH OF JULY FLOAT WITH MISS AMERICA ON BOARD!
Mindy (...adding her two cents): - "Mom, we were all embarrassed."
Levi - "Yeah. Why do you and dad always have to embarrass us?"
Me (I walk over to Levi while laughing, and put an arm around him.) - "You don't have to be embarrassed. I never got embarrassed from my parents."
Levi - "Well, could you please allow your children the same privilege?"