Monday, June 02, 2008

Boy pants

Now that Andy is mostly potty trained, I've been shopping for more boys underwear and it has seriously been a fascinating experience. What I've found is that underwear for boys only comes in packs of two or three where girl underwear seems to come in packs of five or more. Apparently boys need fewer pairs?

What's also weird is that you can't buy just white underwear. No, it all has to come with some branded thing on it. Now that he's a bigger kid, I can shop for him in the boys section at Target versus the toddler section. So instead of the toddler choices, like Diego or Thomas, it has more mature choices like Spiderman, Superman and SpongeBob Squarepants. Stranger still is that they sell little boy underpants in characters that are really not aimed at little kids. Like Ironman with Robert Downey Jr. is definitely a more adult movie (or at least elementary school) as is Speed Racer and Transformers, yet they market them in sizes for little kids who couldn't possibly see those movies. It just seems random to me.

What is also odd is that the boy underpants all come with the little flap in front. You know, because Andy is going to be unzipping his pants, reaching in, pulling his penis out through the little pocket and peeing rather than just pulling his pants and underpants down to get to business.


  1. Anonymous11:44 AM


    Try Children's Place for non-character undies in 3- or 4-packs: solids, stripes, sports, animals. They're a hit at my house.


  2. Mmm, Robert Downey Junior underwear! They will look superhot next to the Johnny Depp ones in the underwear drawer.

  3. Anonymous8:48 AM

    They actually sell Pirates of the Caribbean underwear, too. And those glow in the dark.

  4. Hey Katherine!! I finally remembered to ask Viv about your's great!! As i guessed, it's hysterical. : )