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- Kenneth A. Wells

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- Helen Keller

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

it's great when our kids make it easier...

In my last post I shared with you one of the questions I'm bombarded with on a regular basis by my entirely too curious girl.

Thankfully, a blogger did my dirty work for me. He's a lot braver than I am. There's no way I would Google the word panties, you just never know what will pop up. Thanks John, you are a prince among men!

So, he found out that panties comes from pantaloons and those used to come in two parts... one for each leg, kind of like chaps (which as Turnbaby knows, are always assless). I told Chicklet about this and she gagged.

The very cool thing about my almost 11 year old is she has quite the modest streak.

Case in point, a while ago, mah Honey was coming to spend some time with us and there is a picture of Chicklet in our bathroom. It's of her taking a bath *gasp* nekkid! She left the picture.. but provided some, um, well... see for yourselves:



Our boy dog has to leave the room when she gets dressed or undressed so he won't see her ladybits.

So the "kissies are gross" combined with this, I'm hoping I'll be safe from boys causing trouble for a few years yet. Of course, just in case... I have a backup plan *evil grin* oh, gotta go... the acid vat is being delivered.

31 comments:

Akelamalu said...

Oh that's nice that chicklet is modest. Too many young girls these days grow up far too fast and dress to look older. You're doing a great job honey. :)

Brian o vretanos said...

So, Post-It-Notes are the new fig leaves? Very inventive!

Lisa said...

Hey, you're a mom... gotta take things into your own hands and protect your babies right?! lol

Jay said...

You can only hope that she keeps this attitude until she's like 25 or so. LOL

Kate said...

Your chicklet is too cute!

Dianne said...

I adore her!
She has the most open and delightful face - she gets that from you

Charles Gramlich said...

You know the uhm..fat from those boys could be used to make very nice candles don't you?

Kay said...

Ha! Again, yay for the 'net eh?

And enjoy her 'boys are icky" phase as long as possible.

The bath photo is pretty cute, I think I went through the same thing when i was the same age... I was 11 when I put my foot down and told my parents no more 3-sisters-in-the-bath.

(my sisters were very little, but I was old enough to care.)

Desert Songbird said...

I'm so grateful that my daughter is rather a geek. She doesn't hang out on street corners or cruise the mall. She'd rather hang out at home with her family.

I'm soooooo gonna nurture that until she's through her teens!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I LOVE POST ITs.
I am correct in seeing that your daughter really has your eyes and smile????

Anndi said...

Akelamalu, she deserves a lot of the praise. It comes naturally to her.

Brian, and she used to run around nekkid in the yard all the time during the summer as a toddler LOL

Lisa, guys fear fathers... if they only knew ;)

Jay, I'm crossing my fingers!

Kate, that she is :)

Mama Dianne, we've been looking at pictures of the generations of women that came before us and it's easy to see the resemblance. She's always been a very caring and sweet child. She has a giggle that could melt the hardest hearts... United Nations lookout!

Charles, I believe I've read that somewhere LOL

Kay, you're like peas in a pod then LOL It's not that she thinks they're icky, in fact she appreciates a cutie as much as the next girl... but in an age appropriate and respectful fashion.

Songbird, geek girls rule!

Gary, her eyes are blue while mine are brown but they're shaped alike... she definitely has my grin though!

Turnbaby said...

hee hee!!!

And be sure to use the nicest of the fats to make soap

LOVING the Post it--that's just awesome

~Virginia~ said...

wow. i hadn't heard the word "pantaloons" in a really long time! :) makes sense about the "pair" now. :)

Real Live Lesbian said...

Ok, that's WAY modest!

And you might wanna worry about the girls, too. Just sayin'! LOL

Anndi said...

Turnbaby, no worries LOL I'll pick the best bits.
Imagine my surprise when I saw it while brushing my teeth ;)

Virginia, it's a fun word to say LOL

RLL, I'm hoping it'll take longer to fade because of that fact hehehe!
Oh yeah... *gigglesnort*

Roger said...

I hope my Daughter stays modest tell 50 maybe that's not old enough!

Anndi said...

Roger, just take the boys "fishing" ;)

coopernicus said...

Better modest than not...at least until later...much much later, right???

Travis said...

Stay vigilant. She's at an age when the light can come on at any time now.

And you said lady bits. Hehee.

Vodka Mom said...

I LOVE the post it thingymabobber....

and the ladybits?? priceless.

Anndi said...

Coop... MUCH MUCH later!

Travis, you know I'm on this like you on cake. *grin*
I did... LOL

VodkaMom, isn't it just a hoot? Very ingenious LOL

Bond said...

Are you planning on building a moat around the house with a drawbridge and then you can pour the acid from the ramparts when they storm the castle!

have a great weekend...

Jeff W Bach said...

This may be the best use of a post-it note I've ever seen.

Bwahahahahaha

TopChamp said...

ah - she's cute - and inventive. That was an interesting fact about the pantaloons - thank you for that!

Cheesy said...

I am so grinnin' right now!

CrystalChick said...

That's a sweet picture, made even sweeter with the note.

Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend. :)

Jean Knee said...

I had to recently tell my seven year old how the doctor got the baby out.

to which she replied
"I'm glad Daddy doesn't know"

we still haven't come to the "how did the baby get in there" thank god

Dana said...

Bethany does the same thing! I keep telling her that I've already seen everything she has when she was a baby and there's nothing I want to see now!

Kate said...

Just want you to know I'm thinking about you.

Meribah said...

I'm glad you managed to find the answer, even though I would gladly have googled "panties" for you. The puppy is willing to make such sacrifices for her friends! LOL :P

Katman said...

i'm really dreading thst day when my bambinoes get modest..theres something so beautiful about that innocence that i'd love to protect forever. i know it won't, and i have to adapt to protect them as they grow, but damn...wish i had a freeze frame!