The Funny Shorts Story

My son threw his shorts up onto the hall light.

I know he didn’t mean to, but it happened, and I couldn’t help but laugh.

My kids enjoy their baths together. For now, at least. After all, I do have one boy and one girl. But, in California, it’s a good way to conserve water, and they get to have fun together. Most of the time, they enjoy it.

Lately, my daughter has been a little fish. She’ll easily spend an hour in there turning into a prune. The novelty has worn off of my almost five-year-old. There are other, more fun things to do. He’ll last 15-30 minutes before he’s ready to get out.

That day was one such day. My little fish kept splashing and my big boy wanted out.

Now, my son likes being wrapped in a towel until he’s mostly dry. Not a problem. It’s easier to dress him when it’s on his own terms. So, after a while, my daughter decided it was time to get out, but I’d left her towel in my bedroom. While the water was draining, I hurried over and grabbed it, and noticed my son still didn’t have his shorts on. I told him to get his shorts.

I got my daughter out of the tub and wrapped her in her own towel. We left the bathroom, and my son still didn’t have his shorts on. I idly wondered why his bathroom chair and two pillows were in the hall, but he’s a strange little boy. While holding a happy, towel-wrapped little girl, I told him to get his shorts. Again.

He just stood there and whined.

I went to get his sister’s diaper on her cute little tushie.

My son still didn’t have his shorts on.

How many times have I asked by now?

He just whined at me and finally pointed down the hall.

Okay. I get it. I’ll get his shorts for him.

Except, I go into the hall and, there, dangling from the light, are his shorts.

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How he managed to toss them up there, I’m not sure.

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12 thoughts

  1. So funny. When my son was 3 years old, he flushed his shorts down the toilet. My husband and I didn’t know what was up with our plumbing when one day everything clogged up, it was a mess. We called the plumber, he came and did his magic and handed us a bill and told us it was a . We both tiny pair of red shorts that caused the plug. We looked down at our son and we all had a good laugh. Kids…gotta love those crazy things they do.

    1. Oh, that’s funny! I’m so glad my kids haven’t flushed anything, but it is funny that they can get so creative about their clothes.

  2. I tell other parents not to ask, but am still guilty of the, “Why did you?” question. 😀

  3. This brings back memories of bath time when our two were tiny. They’re now in their thirties, but we have a grandson going through the same pattern of splish splashing with rubber duckies. I wonder if the person who invented the rubber duck, then made it hollow to allow it to float, really knew that he/she had started a pacifier for generations of toddlers? 🤗

    1. Definitely a hmm question! It’s so nice to know those memories of your kids being little lasts until they’re grown. I’m always terrified of forgetting.

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