Wednesday, January 14, 2009
The mom pants
For my UK readers, no I'm not going to flash my knickers here. We had enough of that after my birthday post last year. (You'll be pleased to know by the way, that my mother didn't feel the need to send any more control underwear to me for Christmas.)
In the US, "Pants" refers more commonly to trousers, while the hilarious term "panties" is reserved for underwear. (I say hilarious because I am still of the opinion that you must be under about 7 to use the term.)
So, at Pam and several other's requests, here are the offending "mom" pants that the Queenager was most desperate to avoid last week. As you can see, they are totally outrageous in their, well, "mommy-ness". Actually, you may have guessed that this is not my bod, (although it could be you understand) and the photo was taken from a perfectly normal, non-mommy web site. These pants are meant to go with a variety of things, as they do. I'm not at all sure what's wrong with them and since I own about three pairs, with different lengths and one with a side pocket, I will continue to wear them, shamelessly.
As I mentioned, I did however put the skinny jeans on and did my presentation thingy at the high school assembly. I seemed not to draw any scathing comments from my pimply audience, although had they known the phrase "mutton dressed as lamb" or god forbid "common", I'm sure I would have heard that.
OK, so that's not me either - my feet aren't that big!