Okay, let me set the stage... I am in the middle of facebooking and making dinner simultaneously. I am a very busy lady, don'tcha know? So as the Princess is sitting there doing absolutely nothing I say, "Hey, while you're sitting there, why don't you fold the laundry?" She responds, shockingly, with "sure".
Back to the kitchen I go, glowing from the joy of having some laundry help. Or maybe it's the steam facial from browning the turkey meat for chili (which, btw, is probably burning as I sit here to write this) thinking how lovely.
Then the shoe drops. I hear a horrified scream from the other room. "MMMMOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOMMMMM.... WHAT IS THIS????" Insert moment of mommy panic here. Thoughts that run through my head include 1. Have I worn a naughty outfit recently that could have been mixed up in the wash, or worse - did a toy somehow get lodged into the sheets I washed yesterday (no, I don't mean a matchbox car people) and should I stop adding extra beans to our chili because every penny counts and will be needed to put towards future therapy bills? 2. Oh god, are the mice back? I thought they were gone. Crap. 3. ... okay, no time for thought number 3, I mean seriously people my house is about thisbig so getting from kitchen to living room really only requires moving my head about three inches to the right.
In any case, I look at my poor horrified daughter, who is holding up - of course - my granny panties! Lovely. The thing is - yes, I know this is TMI - I don't wear underwear as a rule. I hate it. All kinds. But this weekend we had a fancy auction to attend to which I planned to wear a dress, so - underwear had to be worn. It was a PTA auction, after all! So, I wore my big old sucky -inny underoos that are very reminiscent of my grandma's one piece eye hook all up the back bra/panty combo piece of the early 80's. ** Not really sure that this was actually an early '80's thing, but that's when I saw her wearing it, so that's my immediate thought.
anyway. I just grabbed them, said they are mommies panties, thankyouverymuch, and you can go play now.I may have over-reacted though - I think I saw her snickering about getting out of laundry duty on her way back to the TV. LOL