Mama Diaries

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Underwear Overhead

When my daughter (who is now a teenager) was about four years old, she liked helping me with the laundry. I'd bring up a basket of clean clothes, and she'd sit next to me while I folded. She'd watch intently and then grab some clothes in an attempt to imitate what I was doing.  More often than not, she'd grab clothes that were already folded, and refold them her own way.

On one such day, she found a pair of her daddy's underwear.  Folding underwear can be tricky - especially for a four-year-old.  After several attempts, she gave up. But did she put down the pair of underwear?  No.  She put it on her head and wore it like a hat!  I looked at her and laughed. So she grabbed another pair of daddy's underwear and put that on her head.

I thought that was a fabulous fashion statement, so I grabbed a pair of daddy's underwear and put it on my head.  My daughter giggled and thought it was the best thing ever. From that day on, for the next year or so, every time we'd do laundry, we'd wear underwear hats.  It was completely silly, but it certainly made doing the laundry a lot more fun!  

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    1. I have a picture of my daughter, but not of me.

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  2. I recall my son , the one who lives in Spain got dressed, went to school, and during the day had games, only to find he had his fathers' underpants on by mistake. Boy was my face red when the headmistress phoned me.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Ha! No. I'm sure it would've traumatized him for life!

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  4. It's moments like that you will both remember and treasure for life. Loved the image of underwear hats!

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  5. Now that would be a picture perfect moment.

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    1. I do have a picture of my daughter with her underwear hat.

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  6. I have to admit that I didn't see this coming... at all. Underwear hats. Did your husband know the workout his undies were getting before they made it into his drawer???

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    1. He was clueless. Hopefully he never found any of our hair on a pair!

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  7. I want to see your picture with the underwear hat, Sherry. You must have looked smouldering hot ;)

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  8. Oh I do hope you have pictures. I was the laundry folder in my house. My dad had lots of hankies. I hated folded those.

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    1. I have a picture of my daughter, but not of me. Folding hankies sounds like a major chore. I'm glad my husband doesn't use them!

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  9. hahaha underwear head you say, what, no pictures on display?

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    1. No. Sorry. My daughter wouldn't be too thrilled if I displayed such a thing at my bay. ;0)

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  10. So we are all apparently thinking the same thing - what, no photos?! LOL Agree with Shelly that this is a memory you will treasure.

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    1. I have a picture of my daughter wearing the underwear hat, but not of me. I don't think my teenager would appreciate it if I posted her picture here.

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  11. You had me laughing. I could see exactly what you two looked like. Great fun.

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  12. So cool. I bet you had each other laughing the whole time.

    Brandon Ax: Writer's Storm

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    1. We had fun with it. I'm sure I looked like a real goofball!

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    1. It's those kind of things that make the best memories!

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  14. LOL! This is so funny! Like they show in cartoons.

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    1. Ha! Sometimes I feel like my life should be in a cartoon!

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  15. That is an awesome memory. I wish i would of kept a diary of all the moments like that.

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    1. It'll be nice to look back on things like this when my kids are grown up.

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  16. I got a funny image of that lol!
    and yes.. I concur..seems a pic would go down a treat!

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    1. I have one of my daughter, but I'm sure she'd be upset if I posted it, so I won't.

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  17. *LOL* That's so cute! I hope you had a parade for daddy with the new hats. Hehehe!

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    1. No. Daddy never saw it. He probably would've never worn his underwear, again!

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  18. Haha! That's adorable. Did you ever wear them for your husband? I bet he'd get a kick out of it, too :)

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    1. No. It probably would've freaked him out! ;0)

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  19. Those little things are the memories that last a lifetime, both for you and for her! My husband does that sometimes...it's not quite as cute as when a little girl does it, though!

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    1. I'm sure that's quite a scene for you!

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  20. Kids do make the ordinary fun in their innocence.

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  21. Silly things like this that your kids will remember forever. :)

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  22. I love how kids bring the silly fun out of us. :) I give in as well.

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    1. Nothing like folding laundry with a pair of your husband's underwear on your head! ;0)

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    1. It's certainly something I won't forget!

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  24. Sherry Mom and daughter bonding over underwear hats..that's unusual but cute :)

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