Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fun with ...

This is the next post, in what I hope to be many as part of a blog project I am doing with three other ladies. At the end of my post I will give you the links so that you can check out what they have to say on our topic. Who knows, maybe you will find something else you like.

This weeks question is:  Describe a situation in your life which is totally normal for you, but others may view as strange, or weird, or different.

Immediately, I knew what I was going to talk about, but as the week progressed and I thought about it more, I thought of more things that we do that are a little weird or odd.  Like the elaborate stories we tell about various stuffed animals that come into our house.  If you have some time, ask one of my kids about Uncle Phil, Wooly and the Felipe crew.  You will see that we have our very own special kind of crazy.

But, I am going to stay the course and talk about what came to me first.  Even the husband thought of this immediately when I shared the question with him.  It is the underwear container.  I remember someone commenting on our underwear container and I looked at her and in all seriousness said, "doesn't everyone have an underwear container?"  I think this friend still laughs about that.

The underwear container was born out of laziness.  When potty training my now 10 year old, I was too lazy to trundle upstairs every time he needed new underwear.  See, he would NOT go to the potty until he felt a little bit of pee come out and only then would he go.  But this meant that he had wet underwear every time he went to the bathroom.  We changed underwear every time he peed.  So, we went through a lot of underwear and I didn't want to keep going upstairs to get clean undies. 

The underwear was in a pile on an end table for a long time.  We finished a container of pretzels from Sam's Club, and in a fit of organization, I re-purposed the container.  Thus the underwear container was born.

I was a ubiquitous part of our landscape.  It survived all three kids, and only when we finally put our house on the market did the underwear container die.  After one kid didn't need it anymore, the next used it, and so on.  Eventually, it was filled with little girl panties.

See in the background of this picture, there is it on the hearth?  Ignore the mess of toys...  But our underwear container stands proud.

Mostly this one is a gratuitous cute kid pic, but in the middle of the left side, you can see the top of the container peaking out.

Kids would come over and they would play in the underwear.  It was clean.  The kids would play with it.  We had lots of fun with underwear. 

The kids are going to be so happy about this pic.  I think I will put it up at there weddings!  Anyway, we had some good times with underwear.  I know it seems odd, but to us it was totally normal.

Want to see what weird stuff the other ladies do, then check out Froggie, Merrylandgirl and Momarock.

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