You may remember that Pumpkin Pie has some issues with clothing. You can read about that here, here, and here. More recently, he has developed an aversion to underpants. You read that right, underpants. If I want to be sure that he is wearing underpants to kindergarten, I have to check. Every. stinking. day. I told him that it is the law that he has to wear underpants to school. I actually find this very amusing and I mentioned it to his teacher one day so we could share a giggle.
Imagine my surprise when a month or two later I got an email from Pumpkin Pie’s teacher (I need to mention that I adore both of his teachers and not just because one of his teachers’ email address assigned by the school happens to be the name of a national brand of fabulous cookies). The message casually mentioned that they found a pair of underpants in the bathroom at school and while she was certainly not accusing him of anything, she immediately thought of Pumpkin Pie and knew I would laugh. I tried to. I really did. I got the message from his teacher after I got home from work and Pumpkin Pie was snuggled up, commando, in his
gorilla costume pajamas fast asleep so there was no way I could know if he came home with or without his entire outfit. I barely waited until the next morning to asked him about it.
Me: Good morning! Hey, did you happen to leave your underwear behind at school yesterday?
Pumpkin Pie: Nope. Angela (awesome sitter extraordinaire) asked me already yesterday.
Me: Oh, okay. Are you sure?
Pumpkin Pie: Yes, I’m sure. Why would I leave my underwear at school?!?
Me: Hmmmmm. You have a point.
That afternoon I saw the teacher at pick up and just to be on the safe side asked if the found garment was spiderman blue with a red band. I happen to know that was the pair Pumpkin Pie had been sporting the day prior as I had to check to see that he was wearing any underwear at all before taking him to school. Duh. I then had to send him back upstairs to put them on. After a couple of false starts, I finally had to watch him put on said garment. Pumpkin Pie’s teacher (incredulous, it fit so perfectly if they were Pumpkin Pie’s pants!) revealed that indeed the found underpants were classic tighty-whiteys. It was then that I laughed. I laughed and laughed and laughed.