Monday, January 15, 2007

World's Worst Mother

We went to NYC for the weekend, just MM and me. I packed toys and coloring books and crayons and magic markers and shirts and socks and pants and toiletries and presents for people we were visiting and


forgot to pack any underwear for my son. I packed them for me, but not for him.

Consequently, he now has Lightning McQueen on his butt.


True fact: if you want to buy underwear for a 4-year-old boy in Park Slope, Brooklyn, you are SOL. We had to head over to Burlington Coat Factiory in Chelsea.

11 comments:

Susan said...

I'm smiling because for our last several trips I have forgotten to pack socks for my girls. EVERY trip we are buying socks! What is that about?

I'm certain MM's bottom looks adorable in Lightning McQueen; hope you had a great time in New York.

Angie said...

I will make a note of this for furture boy-raising reference. Hahahaha! I would be more likely to forget my own underpants.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Lightning McQueen? Angry Boy would approve.

Yankee, Transferred said...

I have purchased underwear for the girls in every city we've ever visited, I believe. There is actually a Walgreen's near Times Square that sells girls' undies, I'm happy to report.

AAYOR said...

The World's Worst Mother would have packed the underwear but forgotten the son. I say you're doin' fine! ;-)

DaniGirl said...

See, last time we went away for a little trip, I did okay with the underwear for the boys, but forgot to pack it for my husband. He was not impressed!

(And yes, my boys too would be impressed with McQueen undies!)

ccw said...

NSBH would love those undies. It infuriates me that I cannot get Cars underwear in Girl undies. She has princesses. Not that it matters because she won't wear any of them unless it is to show us how quickly she can pee in them.

I once went on a camping trip and packed no underwear. I washed and wore my one pair and my bathing suit bottoms over and over.

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susan said...

Well, not to argue with you on your own blog, but I think that I might qualify for the world's worst mother award, since for the past two weeks Curious Girl has had a bandaid on her thumb and has been telling people, "I got a big cut because Mama thought I was ready for a big girl knife but I wasn't. We had to do a lot of things to make it stop bleeding, and I"m going to get new skin."

You didn't lose Muffin Man, so I say, you're doing OK :).

Jenn said...

Hmmm, I tend to buy unders in NYC as well. But I can't blame my mom for that.

We should totally coordinate our next respective trips to NYC :)