Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Character Goes in the Front

So I really didn't intend for this to be "Busy-Dad-E Rants" week, but so far we're 2 for 2.

Today's topic: toddler underwear.

I really only have one issue with them:


I mean, I'm a little jealous that Big Brother and Little Brother get to wear underwear with Spider Man, Batman, and Iron Man, etc.

But let's face it, boys want to be able to SEE the characters, even if it's only for 10 minutes 30 seconds until their pants are on after you've pinned them in a figure 4 leg lock and wrestled them on.

And they DON'T CARE if that means putting their underwear on BACKWARDS, which creates a pseudo-thong effect.

"Dad-E, my underwear are backwards!" Little Brother exclaims when I try to put them on him the RIGHT way.

And you can forget about them even listening to you when you suggest that they turn them around.

So thank you, underwear people, for creating a generation of boys who are "underwear illiterate".

Apparently NONE of you have small children. Thanks.

See you on Fatherhood Friday,


  1. So funny! And you are so right! Those designers should think about kids and their wishes more!

  2. Funny how some of these companies are out of touch. How is that even a good idea? Put the character on the back yeah..good thinking. I bet there was father or mother waaay in the back of the board room meeting raising their hand wanting to tell the CEO how bad idea that is, but went ignored. :-)

  3. Well, thank goodness that girls undies have them right on the front. With two girls I was unaware of that dilemma. Too funny about them wearing underwear backwards. LOL! Rosi

  4. That's just wrong! What's the point of a super hero on your underwear if you can't see it? There have definitely been some pieces of clothing that I've put on little cousin and decided that whoever designed it must not have children. Maybe you should present your idea to the underwear people! love, aunt-e

  5. I'm thinking there is a slight logistical problem with the logo in the front for boys. Didn't think about it until Rosi mentioned that the logo is in the front for girls. I guess they could still put it in the front for boys...just a little more difficult with the fly thing going on.

  6. @Anavar: Amen!

    @O'Shea: I'd like to have been a fly on the wall at that meeting.

    @Rosi: Yes, but at least with boys underwear you know what size you're getting. The variability in women's clothes is insane. It's hard for a man to shop for his wife when she's an 8 at one store, and a 2 at the one next door.

    @Aunt-E: Yes, let's storm the underwear people!

    @Gramm-E: I'm thinking "why is the fly even necessary?" at that age. In order to minimize the spray, a 2 year-old should be pulling his pants down and not using the fly.