Kelly Ripa was probably beyond embarrassed after this!
On Wednesday night, Ripa appeared on “The Late Show” and recalled the time her son, Joaquin, brought host Stephen Colbert’s book, “I Am A Pole (And So Can You!),” to school.
“I have a bone to pick with you about a book you sold on our show,” Ripa said to the host. Colbert once appeared on her morning show to promote his children’s book; the night before his appearance, Ripa allowed Joaquin to take the book to school without thinking twice.
“He goes to school, where the primary focus of the education is really learning how to read,” Ripa said of Joaquin, who has dyslexia. “If you master so many books, you can bring in a book of your choice, and the teacher will read the book out loud to the class. He sends it back to me and says, ‘The teacher wouldn’t finish reading the book.'”
“I think I know why,” Colbert joked.
The book is about a fictional pole looking for his purpose in life. Ripa went on to explain that while the book is funny, it was inappropriate for a bunch of 9 year olds.
“I apologize,” Colbert started, but when Ripa insisted he doesn’t need to be sorry, he asked, “I don’t?”
“This is still the greatest school memory we have,” she said. “Nowadays, parents are so careful and they’re so good at parenting, and I became that mom.”
“So you are saying everyone should go out and buy this for their children?” Colbert said.
“Everyone go out and buy this!” Ripa insisted.