Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hygienic Horrors

It is a really scary, when catching up on the laundry, to realize that in the last 8 days your son has worn only 2 pairs of underwear.

39 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

I think you are right-that's pretty scary !~!

Bibliotekaren said...

Yeah, if he was in an accident and hauled to the ER, the staff there might know you and figure out he's your kin.

Imagine the shame ;)

Watercolor said...

Bwahahahhaaaaahahaaa! Future frat boy right there.

Anonymous said...

He just could not find a good reason to change them.

GunDiva said...

At most, that's four days worth of underwear utilizing the turn-it-inside-out method.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he's been studying psychology, and felt that the underwear had to want to change?

Matt M said...

Eight days out of two pair, if you use the inside out and the back to front methods.

Anonymous said...

Commando?

CrownedwithVictory said...

The dog ate the other pairs.

WarmSocks said...

Like GunDiva, I wondered if he was using the turn-inside-out method.

Just wait 'til he thinks he should put clean ones on after his bath, and a new clean pair on in the morning when he gets dressed.

Lainie said...

um...that is...when you kid decides he's actually GOING to wear underwear. Not that it's an issue in MY house or anything, just, er-, heard it from a *friend.*

Outre said...

Maybe at your house, instead of the sock fairy(or sock thieving gremilin) you have an underwear fairy?

Anonymous said...

He did the thing where you flip them inside out... so he's good :)

Anonymous said...

Don't worry... Soon teenage years will be upon you. He will shower six times a day and manage a complete change of clothes each time. Laundry hell will be upon you.

Anonymous said...

Disown him!

middle child said...

Dear Dr. and Mrs. Grumpy,

Having had some experience in this area, might I suggest you look under his pillow?

Sincerely,
Mrs. Village Idiot

C said...

Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the the other six days he went commando?

Anonymous said...

It would be much worse if he was a girl. I'll admit I know very little of what a over-used pair of underwear worn by a boy look like, but by a girl it has the potential to kill all life on earth.

Ms Lynette said...

But only your son knew and was quite comfortable. You would have known if his decision forget clean underwear caused any problems. The boy would have been squirming in his seat. Try *looking* at the same clothing for days and days days! Bubba will change socks and underwear every day. (I have laundry to prove it.) But he will wear the same one pair of shorts for 3 straights weeks. Yep, I counted!

Julie said...

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SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

I don't even know how the conversation came up but i made the statement that my 10 year old Tom Sawyer son took a bath every night. He said he didn't. Yes you do. No, I don't YES YOU DO! Well, he admitted, "I do get wet every night."

Morri said...

I just stumbled upon your blog today and find myself laughing at a lot of your posts.
Thank you for making my doctors seem human. Sometimes I forget that they don't have all the answers. I think a lot of people think that a doctor is a cure all and not just a practice.

Anonymous said...

very eco-friendly

Kyla said...

But I bet he didn't mind a bit!

Karen A. said...

He must be one of those that doesn't change them till they have visible "skidmarks" in them lol Just wait till he is changing every time he uses the bathroom or whatever algorythm they use to change 20 times a day. With my daughter I told her (age 10) anything over 3 pairs a day and she was going to wash them herself or go "commando" and now at 16 I don't complain she changes clothes 6 times a day because she does her own laundry, so to me it is a win :)

arzt4empfaenger said...

Haha! I remember that my brother and I didn't like changing underwear - or any clothes - on winter mornings, since the fresh stuff was so cold on the skin at first! Putting the pieces on a heater helped.

The Mother said...

I have a policy. I do not go into my kids' rooms, and I do not do their laundry.

Thus, while I have no doubt that they reach at least those heights of slovenliness, I can at least do the ostrich thing about it.

Kat's Kats said...

Me: Corwyn, take a shower.
Corwyn: Why?
Me: Because I told you to.
Corwyn: (30 seconds later) Done!
Me: Let me smell your hair
Corwyn back into shower

Me: Corwyn, take off the clothes you are wearing now, put them in the dirty clothes basket, and then put on pajamas.
Corwyn: Why?
Me: Because I want to make sure you have on clean clothes in the morning.

Me: Corwyn? Why are there only two pairs of underwear in this very large load of your clothing.
Corwyn: I dunno.
Me: Corwyn? You will put on a clean pair of underwear every morning.
Corwyn: Why?
Me: Because you want to live to graduate from high school.

Anonymous said...

The other day, I was putting my 4yr old's clothes away. There was a pair of leggings complete with undies crumpled up in her drawer. Thinking that maybe she put them on, changed her mind and threw them back in the drawer like that, I gave them the sniff test. That's the LAST time I try that...any question and they go in the hamper.

101Md said...

bwahahahhaaa. sounds just like my little brother. he used to hide his "favorite clothes" from my mom instead of throwing them in the wash, and would wear them until he looked like "pigpen" from peanuts.

missaunt said...

Those undies should be able to walk on their own now.

Anonymous said...

Well, if they are not visibly dirty and resting against clean skin then what's the problem!

pharmacychick said...

when pharmacy chick was dating Mr Chick ( 27 years ago), we were doing laundry together and while I had about 12 pairs of underwear, Mr C had about 3. We had a certain kind of dicussion about this disparity....and from that day forward the underpant count was 1:1...:-)

GKK said...

Turning them inside out seems a weird and novel approach. Would that not defeat the purpose of underwear, which is to prevent your outer clothes from getting stinky as quickly?

burned-out medic said...

what about socks? how many pairs has he worn?

Margaret/Heather said...

Hey, I know this tune! But I think I know only part of the verses, as I'm dealing with a girl.

ERP said...

Maybe they are composting somewhere.

medschoolodyssey said...

Awesome.

 
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