My kids have a summer camp program at their preschool. It is a really fun day camp. They spend most of the morning on the playground and they play in sprinklers and with water tables and there are a ton of crafts and activities for the all of the children.
Later in the day they go in and change into dry clothes and then they have lunch and play inside for a while.
You actually send your kid to school in a bathing suit in the morning. My kids adore it.
This morning I was helping out at school. (I don’t mean to insinuate that I was doing it out of the good of my heart, it is a cooperative preschool and I was on the schedule for today. I had no choice. I love being at their school, but not as much as I love going to the grocery store without anyone having a complete mental breakdown because I didn’t buy a bag of Doritos.) Since I was also getting ready for the day The Goon Squad got ready to go all by themselves.
It was fine. Sure, Ian was wearing his bathing suit backwards, but since I have learned to choose my battles and since he pretty much does that every day, I just let it go.
About an hour and a half later I was pushing my daughter on the swing when I noticed something odd.
She was wearing one of those bathing suits that is a one-piece but it has a huge cut out in the back. Near the top of the bottom of her swimsuit (you know what I am talking about) I saw that she appeared to be wearing a pair of panties.
“Claudia,” I said to her “Are you wearing underpants under your bathing suit?”
“Um,” she answered, as them she shoved her hand down the back of her pants “Yes.”
“Sweetie, you don’t have to wear underwear with a bathing suit. In fact, if you want to go play in the sprinklers I wish you wouldn’t.”
Since my powers of suggestion are so strong she immediately wanted to run under the sprinklers. We had to go to the restroom and remove the aforementioned underpants.
But since we had come directly from the playground I was empty handed.
And THAT is how I ended up walking around with Hello Kitty underpants in my pocket for four hours.
PS -I felt like the geek from “Sixteen Candles”.
PPS – I am so relieved I wasn’t subjected to a search of any kind. That would have looked terrible.
PPPS – Not that I can think of any reason that I would have been searched.
PPPPS – There should be a better way to italicize a single word when one is composing in italics. If I just make it regular font it looks stupid. If I bold it the word looks more important than it actually is. I’m just going for emphasis.