Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I Say Pantie So Much

Over the weekend The Rooster re-discovered our secret stash of Elmo panties.

[Look, I can wear whatever I want, okay?!]

[Okay, so it was HER secret stash of Elmo panties.]

She was eager to give the whole panty thing a whirl so into the panties she went.

This was a WET experience for us all.


When I dropped Rooster off at daycare on Monday her teacher asked me to bring panties for her.

[How many times can I use the word pantie in a post?]

[Pantie! Pantie! Pantie!]

I told the teacher about The Great Pantie Debacle of 2008 and got the pshaw treatment.

Apparently Sister Rooster Girl goes on her own at school.

All the time.

Without being asked.


At home?

Not. So. Much.

[Random muttered swear words go here.]

Because I do whatever the teacher tells me to do, we loaded up a bag full of panties…

[Giant Bag-O-Pantie!!!]

[Pantie! Pantie! Pantie!]

…and took them to school.

“Why do they call them ‘panties’ when they are for girls and underwear when they are for boys?” The Mayor asked me.

[So now I need a PhD in pantie speak?]

“I don’t know, Mayor… because they are more dainty?”

[Wheeeee! Now I have used dainty and pantie together.]

[Dainty Pantie! Dainty Pantie!]

Rooster showed Ms. Lisa her assorted panties – - the Elmo ones and Winnie too.

They selected Winnie and headed towards the bathroom to put them on.

“Winnie doesn’t like to get wet. Did you know that?” Ms. Lisa asked the Rooster.

The Mayor and I walked towards the exit.

“Wait for Rooster to do two hugs and two kisses, Mom.” He said.

“It’s O.K., Mayor. Rooster decided to go with Ms. Lisa.”

We knelt on the floor and started our parting routine when I heard a great wailing…

“Mooooooommmmmyyyyyyy,” The Rooster cried as she ran back to me.

Apparently, even big girls who wear dainty panties need their two kisses and two hugs goodbye.


61 comments:

furiousBall said...

i have elmo manties (correct term for man panties)

wait, was that out loud? oops

Lisa Milton said...

I had my girl first, so I kept saying pantie to Zack - which is wrong.

I now say undie too much.

We're all down with undie, as in: Did you pack clean undies for the sleepover? Are the dirty undies in the hamper?

Universal undergarment joy.

Edge said...

This post would have been lost on me if I did not have to potty train a child myself.

Genius how Winnie doesn't like to get wet.

Of course my idea of dainty panties has and what I like has changed over the years ...

I'm thinking more Vikie Secret. Of course this is what I get when I query dainty panty.

~Jef

Jennifer said...

I'm with the Mayor. Why the difference? Panties never sounds right to me, and when I talk about them in conversation (um. . .I mean, if I were to talk about them in conversation) I always pause before saying it, and quickly try to figure out if I should be calling them panties or underwear.

At what age are we suppose to have our daughters start wearing thongs?

Nancy said...

“Winnie doesn’t like to get wet. Did you know that?” Ms. Lisa asked the Rooster.

I am thinking Ms. Lisa has some good tricks up her sleeve. =)

Mahala said...

I prefer the term "drawers" or "under britches."

canarygirl said...

Did you know that the pantie vs underwear phenomena is worldwide? We have 2 different words in Spain, too.... bragas vs calzoncillos. And what is the DEAL with girls doing that? My girls peed on the potty at school way before they did at home. :P

canarygirl said...

ps...furious! Manties? LMFAO!

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

Amen. I need my two hugs and two kisses even if I'm not wearing panties.

Which is pretty much all the time.

What? Furiousball can talk about his manties and I can't talk about going commando?

Anonymous said...

Do you remember Aunt Nancy's story about Shannon? She would use the toilet at school and come home and say "Put on my diaper now". Nancy would say "but you use the toilet at school" and Shannon's retort was "Yeah, but I don't feel like it at home". The doctor said it was a control thing and not to fight her on it and she would eventually tire of it. Not sure how long that went on. Not sure if Rooster or Shannon are into control or if they are a bit forgetful or lazy or too focused on fun once they get home. I'd make sure that all the animal underwear did not like to get wet. And btw - I call it all underwear. Love, Grandma Seattle

3carnations said...

My son did the exact opposite when he was potty training. Stayed dry more with us than at daycare. That was kind of funny, because we could tell the daycare teachers "Well, he goes at home..."

He just recently started wearing undies overnight instead of pullups. The first night he did that he proclaimed "I'm just like you now."

liv said...

I'm with Jenny---I'd like the hugs and kisses sans panties.

(someone message furiousball and tell him elmo manties are not hawt.)

CamiKaos said...

oh, the big pantie wearing girls especially need the hugs & kisses.

Jo Beaufoix said...

She is so cute. :D

Sayre said...

Ah -so that's the secret reason for character panties. WInnie doesn't like to get wet.

Kind of like Underoos - Superman doesn't pee his pants either (unless Lex really isn't playing nice).

WILLIAM said...

"Why do they call them ‘panties’ when they are for girls and underwear when they are for boys?"

Because there is no such thing as "Underwear Liners"

Paige said...

What is it with the small only-using-potty-at-school types?

Ali said...

the word 'panties' gives me the heebie-jeebies.

now that i think about it...so does the word 'heebie-jeebies'

:)

Queeny said...

Kids always, always behave or something else better when they're with "non-parents." That makes other folks proclaim, "Your kids are so sweet, they are no trouble at all." Or, "She's a big girl; she's never peed on my couch."

Sometimes I'm tempted to say, "You can have 'em, then."

Sue at eLuckypacket said...

I just bought Spiderman undies for Tau yesterday ... just to have around the house in case, oh, he should decide he might want to (maybe) put them on. The power of suggestion? He was totally uninterested in them.

Kevin said...

My wife has never called them panties. Ever. She. Hates. That. Word.

Julie Pippert said...

Can't comment...laughing too hard...dainty panties...why the diff...not wet winnies...

You know, yeah...they DO manage at school in ways.

Wasn't I surprised (and embarrassed) when I learned my kid COULD READ. I'd bought her whole "I can't read" act hook, line and sinker.

Also?

My kids are quiet and well-behaved at school.

In fact, I often ask teachers if they realize I am PATIENCE'S or PERSISTENCE'S mom when they are talking to me about my alleged children.

Kimmylyn said...

So how many times did you say panties?? LOL

Loved this..esp because I am going through the whole potty training thing.. but I have undies.. :)

Julie said...

In Korea, we say "panty" for boys and girls. And men and women! They're all "panties," or "pans" for short. Who knew we were so gender-enlightened? LOL!

nikki said...

I can't stand the word panties. I'd rather say I wear "under-roos." Batman is my favorite.

Above Average Joe said...

Peanut has begun going potty at school also. Home? Not so much.

slouching mom said...

manties! furiousball!

we_be_toys said...

Yeah, "panties" is a word I'm uncomfortable with - I don't know why - it could be a post traumatic thing from having two vile brothers.
These have to be the cutest kids in print!

Mrs. Chicken said...

She goes at school?? What a stinker. I am so totally trying this out with The Poo.

Amy Turn Sharp said...

panties sounds so strange to me with the boys
My husband calls em knickers and skivvies

flutter said...

as well they should.

Gretchen said...

My petite panty wearer needs two hugs and two kisses at preschool drop off as well...

Shannon said...

You're never too old to wear panties. Wait until she discovers and loves the comforting bear-hug of granny panties when it's that time of the month for her.

Damselfly said...

Aw! So cute!

I don't think I could bring myself to say "pantie" until I was out of high school.

the end of motherhood said...

Those routines? They last way past day care and nursery school - we still have "good luck" and "take off" kisses around here...

motherbumper said...

Personally I wear Hello Kitty, something about wearing something red and furry seems so hypocritical (you know, carpet & drapes).

Mommahbear. said...

Dainty panties! lol!

Sweet.

~JJ! said...

It's us.

Fa does it all by herself in school too but I am the queen wiper in the homestead.

I happen to have discovered the Hanes panties for girls size 14. They fit me perfect.

Jodi said...

I don't think there is such a thing as using the word "panties" too many times in one blog post!

Panties! Panties! Panties!

GIGGLE!

Denguy said...

Oh, man, that's just pants.

The Alpha of All Canine Mothers who can't log in today. said...

When my oldest was one my mother-in-law was convinced I was sissifying her grandson by referring to his underwear as panties. But panties is a hard habit to break.

I do now call them underwear, except when my mother-in-law is around. Then I call them foundation undergarments. Because apparently even big girls can be bitchy.

Omaha Mama said...

I think I get as upset as the children if our goodbyes are screwed up.

I'm counting on daycare to potty train my boy when the time comes. They have that teeny tiny potty after all, and charts to keep track of the routine. I figure they can get him good and trained and then we'll follow up at home. ;-)

jakelliesmom said...

Panties, panties, panties.

(I'm just trying to increase the total pantie count on the post.)

Panties.

My girl is the opposite - totally controlled at home, screams like she's being tortured at the prospect of having to go at school. Apparently, it's being told it's time rather than choosing on her own.

It's a no win.

Panties!

Magpie said...

tell the Mayor that my daughter wears underwear (not panties). i rather can't bear that word, so it was all i could do to read your post. :)

The Simple Family/SJ said...

I say go commando until you've earned your write for DAINTY PANTIES.

That's what we did. Yes. In Winter. We have pictures of my child with shoes, mittens, a shirt and a hat...but nothing on the bottom half.

Bastet said...

Ah, we have Elmo panties...are you counting the word panties and undies in your comments...you should take a poll.

And that was genius, "Winnie doesn't like to get wet" I am stealing that one!

Redneck Mommy said...

I want some Winnie panties.

My hubs has a thing for cartoons. He's coming home this weekend...

Was that an overshare?

moosh in indy. said...

Opposite problem here.
the moosh refuses to let go in public toilets. At home she's all about 1&2. But she does hold it whilst in public.
For this I cannot squee enough.

Cyndi said...

My husband tried really hard to call our little girls panties "underware." It did not go over very well. He now finally calls them panties, but very reluctantly.

I hope she starts going at home!

Mrs. Chicky said...

For some reason, Panties sounds dirty to me.

Hope your little girl's stayed clean.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I just can't call them panties.

I wish that they could make underwear that could TALK like the character on them when they get wet. Can you imagine Elmo crying, "Hey, why did you pee on me? Please don't pee on me?" whenever he got wet? It may make potty training go a little quicker. (can you tell I've about had it with potty training #3???)

Aliki2006 said...

Oh, poor Rooster, dainty panties and all!

Serina Hope said...

Super Z asked me the same question... And of couse I din't think of the dainty answer, my granny panties just dont say dainty to me lol

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

[stomping foot in a huff]

I WANT ELMO PANTIES!!!

kittenpie said...

Dora panties and peer pressure are what trained Pumpkinpie. It's a great thing, the power of the pantie.

theotherbear said...

I really, really cannot stand the word panties. I would never describe anyone's underwear as that. it sounds kind of dirty.

Kelley said...

You do realise that you have written a personal love note to every freakshow sitting in front of his computer with his hands down his once-were-white-in-a-former-life underwear?

I mean really.

As soon as I posted about flashing my lacy panties I was inundated by the freak shows...

Just be ready babe. Oh and share what they are googling for. Sure to make us pee a little in our panties!

The Sour Kraut said...

HATE the word panties...never use it.

Little Nut Tree said...

having just been through all of this... made me laugh!

pantie pantie pantie

lol

Over here Peppa Pig pants are all the rage :)

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

oh my HILARIOUS!

i love it - pantie!pantie!dainty pantie!

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...

oh my HILARIOUS!

i love it - pantie!pantie!dainty pantie!