Thursday, October 7th 2010
Conservation of the Underwear Supply

Some day  in this house there will no longer be the need to have the discussion with some child about how the # of days in a week is directly proportional to the # of underwear I expect for each of them to come through the laundry cycle.  I asked Mike to have this conversation last night with one of the boys. Just to mix it up. So they don’t think it’s just Mom who believes in these crazy notions.

After this conversation is held, if the laundry cycle still reports a lack of child comprehension, we progress to Wedgie Check. I don’t call it that. But I think of it as that. Because I will periodically grab the child by the waistband and check to make sure those undies do not look like the ones that were there yesterday and usually, inadvertently, give the child a wedgie. And if they DO look like the previous day’s undies, we revert back to Step One and discuss the 1:1 ratio. Until their eyes glaze over.

They always object to the Wedgie Check.

And I always object to the “hey, THOSE look WAY. TOO. FAMILIAR.”

But come on already, why is this so difficult?


3 Comments on “Conservation of the Underwear Supply”

October 7th, 2010
12:13 pm

boys! I think that explains it all. They have an aversion to taking them off. yuck. If I were brave, I would let mine go and see how long it would take him to decide to change. double yuck

October 10th, 2010
8:18 pm

Are they too old to tell them some story about how after 24 hours underwear ‘expires’ and there are dire circumstances that they probably don’t ever want to experience? Probably.

October 10th, 2010
10:50 pm

Lala, I think they’re too YOUNG to hear that!

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