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October 18, 2010

Your Father is NOT a Cross-Dresser*

To borrow a quote from Seinfeld, “not that there’s anything wrong with that,” but let’s just be careful how we characterize your meat-and-potatoes-eating, soccer-living-and-breathing daddy.

See, this all started a couple of months ago with the girls’ obsession with dresses. There were times when that was their first word in the mornings, “Dress?” As in, when are you going to doll us up and tell us how cute we are? Hurry, please!

Now that cooler weather is finally upon us, they’re not enjoying as many dresses, but they still jump at the mere mention. So when Hubby says, “I’m going up to get dressed,” the girls hear “dress” and get all excited.

Daddy…dress?” they exclaim.

And then there’s the topic of panties. The girls are learning all sorts of new words, and they seem to love to say “panties”. I have been making a big deal over Mommy’s panties (as they love to peer down my yoga pants as I roll around on the floor with them [sorry for the visual]).

I’m hoping to continue to play up how “pretty” panties are, and how they’re for “big girls”, so that – when the time is right, of course – the girls will be so excited over the prospect of “big girl panties” that they’ll potty-train themselves.

The girls have also discovered that Daddy’s boxer briefs can be glimpsed under his soccer shorts as he rolls around on the floor with them (another visual – sorry!).

And of course they say, “Daddy…panties!

So now we’re working on “panties” versus “underwear”.

In a houseful of women (Mommy + two girls + the cat), my poor hubby needs all the clarification he can get!

*Can’t wait to check my stats and see what kind of hits I get from the title of this post! Bwahahaha!!!

10 comments:

Beth said...

Too funny! Spilling all your family secrets... That's alright, I don't judge! ;-)

My quads also call all underwear panties. I was browsing some recently (we will start potty training once I muster up a little more courage) and Drew really wanted some Abby Cadabby panties. Oh my.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Too funny! Poor PJ is the very same way in our house - surrounded by girls. He does not stand a chance so he desperately rooting for a boy!

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

We went with the all-inclusive word "underpants" to avoid this very naming issue.

Helene said...

Uh, yeah you should be getting some pretty wierd google searches from this post!

CAn you imagine being out in public and one of the girls mentioning something about "Daddy's panties"? LOL...that would totally be blog-worthy!

Mandy said...

LOVE IT! I can't wait DH to be out numbered! Being the evil wife I am, I will post each cute remark and comment on FB!

MultipleMum said...

The word 'panties' sends shivers down my spine. I don't know why but it is one of those words for me! I hope DH is loving all the attention he is getting when dressing. It is so much fun with an audience, no?

strongblonde said...

i totally agree with multiplemum. i NEVER use the word panties. lol.

love the title of this post. had me giggling out loud.

...not that there's anything wrong with that...

Tami of the Twin Factory said...

With 4 preschool aaged girls, we use the word "panties" roughly 20 times a day! I've never been a fan of the word either but I had to get over myself. "Undies", "chonies" or "underwear" just sounds odd coming out of the mouth of a 3 yr old girl. :-)

Quadmama said...

Ha ha! That is really funny. For some reason we've never used "panties" but I said it the other day and my girls looked at me like I was from outer space.

Sadia said...

Yeah, everything was "panties" until my girls recently learned "underpants" at school.