We have entered into the embarrassing parents arena. It's actually not as bad of a place as I once imagined.
I can totally understand why we are embarrassing. We don't speak German all that well, and the German I speak is pretty elementary.
It's kind of like being asking to be dropped off down the street so that you're not seen in that ugly blue van. Except for us it's being asked to not go to the Christmas party.
Which we went to anyway and were on our BEST behavior. Here is the picture to prove it.
(Here is the translation)