Monday, July 7, 2008

Am I the Only One?

OK, I just have to know: am I the only one who has categories of underwear in her underwear drawer?

For example: I have the "holy-crap-I’ll never-wear-these-unless-I’m-really-trying-to-be-sexy-and-even-then-only-for-a-minute-because-they-are-so-uncomfortable" underwear, which take up a small corner of the drawer.

Then I have the "I can actually wear these every day" comfy cotton underwear, which encompass the large majority of the drawer.

Then I have the "someday-when-I-lose-20-pounds-these-will-fit-comfortably-again” underwear. (I only have 2 pair of those, but I just can’t give them up.)

And lastly, I have the corner of shame in my drawer, the corner where all the old, holey “just in case I haven’t done laundry in 3 weeks” underwear go to nest. I know I should just give them up, but I just can’t get myself to get rid of them. It’s like this: although I haven’t been a girl scout in many years, the girl scout motto (“be prepared”) has really stuck with me…and I just can’t let go of those old holey underwear.

Recently, after a particularly long hiatus from doing laundry, I was forced to wear one of those old pairs. The elastic was completely worn out, the holes were getting larger and larger, and the poor undies barely made it through the day.

So what did I do? Well, finally, I had no choice. I bought more underwear. Like 20 pairs from Target.

So do you think I can get rid of the old holey ones now? Hmm…I’m just not sure yet…

I’ll have to think about it.


Mathman6293 said...

You wrote a post about your underwear drawer: Truly impressive. It is a topic that makes my kids run screaming from the house.

Diane said...

Who honestly doesn't catagorize their underware? Seriously?
You forgot the time-of-the-month catagory! Maybe you didn't forget but just didn't want to type it. I bet every menstrating woman has certain underwear she uses during that time for a variety of reasons. For example, I personally, usually, wear my darker colored ones during that time and those that keep
"things" in place. Lastly, I use to be a cotton kind of girl but now I am the polyester kind! But, like you, I keep those cotton gilrs in the drawer just in case. :) TMI?

Sling said...

I think I came here by accident..(slowly backs out of the room).

Buck said...

I'm wearing my holey, I-haven't-done-laundry underpants right now as I write this.
(I keep them in a plastic bag in the closet).

Lorraine said...

Toss 'em! Toss 'em over the Balcony of Terror while drinking a watermelon dacquiri! Declare your independence from holey undies!

Miss Healthypants said...

Mathman--it was on my mind. It had to be done.

Diane, chickie--you are just the most honest girl in the world, aren't you? I don't think I will comment on the topic of period undies! LOL! :)

Sling--it's okay, it's just underwear. :)

Buck--even you keep those around? I am shocked--I would have thought you'd throw them away the minute they got a tiny hole in them! :)

LOL, Rainey! :) I did throw one pair away today. Your comment gave me the confidence I needed. *hee hee*

Daisy's Mom said...

I keep those really bad underwear in the back of the drawer. When we go on vacation, I wear them one last time and then, POOF! into the garbage. Less packing on the way home!

Miss Healthypants said...

Daisy's Mom--now that's a good idea! :)