It was almost bedtime and Claudia and I were in her bedroom picking out pajamas.
Mom, I’ve got something I need to tell you.
I know she is only four, but something about the way she said it – or maybe it was the look on her face – let me know that she had done something I wasn’t going to like. I got nervous. My mind started racing, what did she do at school? Did she push Katie again? Did she break something?
Okay. I said. What do you need to tell me?
*she rips off her pants*
I accidentally forgot to wear underwear today!
I started cracking up.
First off, that was not nearly as bad as I was expecting. Second of all, how does one accidentally forget to wear underpants? Third of all, she was standing in front of me, naked from the waist down with a huge grin on her face. I think she had been keeping this secret all day long.
I know that some day Mom, I’ve got something I need to tell you. is going to be something horrible. For now I can deal with going commando as her display of independence.
I just hope her teacher didn’t notice.