If you are an avid reader of this blog, you will know about my daughter's trademark song, "You Got to Wear Pants in Public." She got it off of a show called ANT Farm,which airs on the Disney Channel (which also taught Lucy other valuable lessons such as, 'If you play in the knife drawer... something bad will happen. Playing with knives is really pathetic, if you do it you will need a paramedic).
Also, being an avid reader of this blog, you will remember that Lucy started randomly singing this infectious song when we were at lunch with Tam last summer, and Tam subsequently ended up falling in love with the song so much that she inadvertently sang it on a conference call to her coworkers.
If you, by chance, are not an avid reader, feel free to catch up on the post by Tam about the conference call here.
With that being said, Lucy, my youngest daughter, has not always followed her own advice. And yes, she did go to school once without pants.
Lucy was in first grade. I'm not really sure what happened on that fateful morning (I had already left for work), but she went to school wearing a shirt, and tights (not leggings), and boots.
No one at the school said anything.
Her grandpa didn't say anything when he picked her up.
They went to the park, and she played, pantsless.
From the pantsless trip to the park, they went to McDonalds, scarfed down some Chicken McNuggets... still wearing no pants.
When I picked her up, I was horrified at what I found...
MY DAUGHTER SPENT HER WHOLE DAY WITHOUT PANTS.
And, she romped around town WITHOUT PANTS.
Her excuse was, "I didn't know tights weren't pants."
Yes, we did have a long discussion about how tights are really more in the underwear family than the pants family.
Has anyone else had to have such a conversation with their child? Or is mine the only one who needs to be reminded about wearing pants in public?