Monday, August 30, 2010

Pants (or something you wear on the bottom) on the ground

An awesome situation I hope NEVER happens to you.

As we were preparing to depart our home one morning, keys in hand, MiniMac opens the interior door to the garage. I stop by the laundry and pull his blanket out of the dryer and without further thought, give it a quick albeit haphazard fold and put it in the backseat.

Once we arrive at school, and proceed to his classroom, I hand MiniMac his blanket to put in his cubbie. He decides to wear it like a cape. I don't mind, although, I can say I have never seen him do this. He begins to vigorously shake his blanket. As he whips his "cape" around finally ala Matador style, a piece of fabric flies off the blanket. I realize not everyone in our house includes dryer sheets when they place clothes in the dryer, so I believe I am seeing a little by-product of static cling. As I walk over to pick it up, I do not yet know what it is. It is small so I assume it is a sock. 

Do you remember Bonkers McNewKid? Well, Bonkers is suddenly highly fascinated with by-products of static cling as well. Bonkers leaps to the item of clothing like tiger leaps upon wild boar. Unfortunately, the precise minute I see exactly what the item is, Bonkers grabs it and begins to run around the classroom. 

I am tempted to do the 7th grade song of "GIVE THOSE BACK" but I think if I remain cool, and do not give chase, Bonkers will quickly lose interest and drop the item in hand. However, I can't take a prolonged risk because my non PokerFace clearly reads: UH OH. I quickly plan to corner Bonkers and luckily I do because at that moment Ms. E, his teacher, says, "BONKERS, stop running in the classroom."

I intercede and remove the item from the tiny hand of Bonkers while he yells, "DON'T TAKE THAT FROM ME."

Oh, Bonkers. Those belong to me.

As Bonkers is admonished for being a wildcat, I quickly place the confiscated item in my pocket, kiss my son goodbye, and depart.

Once safely in the car do I place the item in my gym bag. And thank my stars I am the only person in that room who knows Bonkers ran around the classroom like a banshee while clutching a pair of my pink La Perla underwear.

The ground, at least the ground in a classroom full of munchkins: NO place for your pants or anything you wear on the bottom.

50 comments:

Ellie said...

But how many of those lovely munchkins went home and said...?!
Nice catch.

Buckeroomama said...

LOL!! I could just picture the whole scene unfolding. :) Thanks for the chuckles. Happy Monday!

Simone said...

I do indeed remember Bonkers McNewkid (who clearly hasn't changed one little bit).

You did well to remain cool....I'm pretty sure I would have given chase....well handled!!

Great story JennyMac :)

Brandy's Big Bargains said...

Oh sooo priceless! memories of a similar situation crossed my mind while reading this. Made me laugh! Thanks for making me start the day with a smile!

singedwingangel said...

roflmbo oh oh let's hope he didn't realize what he had either.. Glad you got them from him before anyone realized lol

Mommy Lisa said...

I would say "oooh la la" to the la Perla, but...

that would be wrong.

Laurie said...

Funny! Great name ...B McNK.

Two Fat Girls Take Umbrage said...

Hi-larious!

Simply Suthern said...

I thought pink La perla was an erasure. Mybe that was Pink Pearl.

One day he is going to grow up and realize what he had. LOL

Andrea said...

I'm thinking I'd wash them a few times before I'd be wearing those again...

Toatlly hilarious. Excellent way to start off my boring Monday!

Eva Gallant said...

OH, that was too funny. it would have been funnier if the kids were teenagers, but I guess then you probably wouldn't be having to bring Mini Mac's blanket to school, hopefully. lol

Writing Without Periods! said...

My undies got stuck in my jean leg from the dryer, too. They decided to fall out at the dentist's office after I had a crown on a large molar. I was so worn out from my nervousness, I kept asking the nerdy dentist how my underwear got on his floor!!! I don't think I got a reminder card that next year.
Happy Monday.
Mary

The Boob Nazi said...

My new niece (adopted) went into my room at Thanksgiving and came out wearing see-through underwear with a huge boo on the butt. Hooray!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Glad you were able to get the undies back from Bonkers without too much trouble.

Sweet Charity said...

I hope you watched American Idol last season so you will be able to sing along with me this infamous tune, "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin' like a foo with your pants on the ground!" If you didn't see that little diddy on Idol, you're just going to think I sound super weird. But it's worth a shot. ;)

Slamdunk said...

Great story and thanks for the laugh.

I think you could just say you were grooming the young male classmates for future frat initiation ceremonies.

TKW said...

Eeek! I wouldn't be so horrified, but La Perla? La Perla is FAR too precious to be handled by negligent fingers!

Brian Miller said...

i guess the consolation is he did not put them on his head as he ran around...smiles.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

well you can tell a lot about me because my mind went to you, "ooh La perla, nice panties."
I mean c'mon they aren't jockey for women for pete's sake.
Good Taste!

Kristina P. said...

SImply awesome.

M-Cat said...

Lesson learned - put a dryer sheet in the dryner JohnnyMac!

LOL!

Intense Guy said...

*giggles*

I wouldn't have wanted to give 'em back either...

:)

Miss Yvonne said...

Awesome. This reminds me of the time our renter pulled all my clothing out of the dryer so he could use it and then walked out with a pair of my underwear in hands askings "Ummmm, do you want me to like, fold these for you?". No. No I do not, sir.

McKenzie said...

That is hilarious! That could have been quite the scene, luckily you were able to nab your delicates before the teacher did.

Pollyanna said...

You actually wash his blankie weekly???? I dutifully take Stinkles blanket home each Friday, but most Monday mornings I grab it from the dining room chair where it got dropped on Friday. Bad Mommy, I know . . .

Pricilla said...

Bonkers McNewkid needs a tranquilizer.

Heh. At least it wasn't a bra

Babes Mami said...

Oh Bonkers Mc New Kid, how you make me giggle.

Marcy said...

Who in your house owns pink socks???

Great story!

Caty said...

Oh how I've missed reading your blog. Been so busy lately-I may have to take some time to catch up on the ones I haven't yet read...but what a great one to come back to! Thanks for the laugh :)

shortmama said...

Thats just plain awesome!

Leah Rubin said...

That's a classic-- and I love visualizing Mini-Mac with his cape!

My 3 1/2 year-old grandson pushes the imaginary button on his chest and says, "Grandma, watch how fast my wings come out!" And whoosh, his arms are erect at his sides and he flies around the room. (Did I mention we're legally changing his name to Buzz Lightyear?)

L.

Heidi said...

Oh my word, you totally dodged a potentially mortifying moment. Even among three year olds, I would die if my panties were flying through the air. Nice save.

Colleen said...

Good thing you caught it, or they may have found their way onto some munchkin's head . . .

At least, I'm sure that's what would have happened if it had been my life, lol.

Jessica-Lauren said...

Oh man that is humorous! This was entertaining and funny to read! you have a way with your words too! I love it:)

The Savage said...

bwaaaaaahahahhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaa!

I see London. I see France.... You should know the rest of this one....

HalfAsstic.com said...

An older woman's panties...
Oh, Bonkers is going to be hard pressed to avoid a life of crime. I can just tell! Heh

Myya said...

I bet you are SO thankful that your son is little & not ohhh say 11 & finding those panties in the leg of his jeans. Although, at that age I'm sure his buddies would have loved that... maybe making you feel a little like Mrs. Robinson :)

Fragrant Liar said...

Could have been worse. He could have PUT THEM ON. So, consider that somebody up above was watching your back--er, your other stuff.

J.J. in L.A. said...

You know what the solution to this problem is, don't you?

Don't wear anything on the bottom. Literally.

Cathi said...

That is too funny! haha...xxoo :)

Herding Cats said...

Little does he know how much his future self would enjoy that visual.

Maria said...

And that is why you ALWAYS run your undies in a separate load...to avoid dryer confusion and embarrassing static cling...Thanks for the giggles!

leigh said...

I hate that damn kid.

Mira said...

Coulda been holey, stainey, grey, with the elastic falling off, post pregnancy, grandma underwear. I'm thinking you got lucky. And probably get lucky for wearing such undergarments. And your husband is lucky. And so on.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Imagine Bonkers using those for Show and Tell. Hilarious!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Fuunnnneeeee!
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Dumblond said...

So I take it that La Perla are fancy-shmancy britches.
In my case, my underwear would have been mistaken for the cape and the blanket would have gotten lost in the wash...

Mighty M said...

You'd be lookin like a fool with those pants on the ground! :)

DiabloCody said...

Hahahahahaha...brilliant.

Shanna said...

That was quite a save!