Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oh, Yea. I am the mom.

While waiting for Walmart to fill my contact prescription I weaved in and out of the aisles alone. The kids were with a dear friend and I embraced my freedom and found myself lost among cheap Chinese goods.

Need to write a letter of persuasion to Mr. Nordstrom convincing him of the need for a new optical department. One can only dream.

Naturally as a mom of three, I found myself in the baby section, moved along to the toy department, and ended up in the little girl section among the sluttiest of all Mary Kate and Ashley clothing line.

A business man walked past and observed me lonesomely laughing out loud, so I ducked into the little girl's underwear section.

Lola could use some new matjki, I shrieked with delight as I had found something to fuss over and purchase. The last time I purchased matjki for her was when she became diaper trained. Matjki. (MY-TEE-KEY) Polish for underwe@r.

There, among the Dora, the Princesses, and the Hanna Montana matjki were the classiest of all matjki in Wally's world.

Simple. Full coverage. Cotton. Heart quilted. White, purple, and pink. Teeny tiny satin bow. Matjki.

I squealed out loud, out of sheer cuteness, delighted I found such adorable matjki. I grabbed two packages and bolted upon hearing my name over the intercom summoning me to the optical department.

At home, I ripped open the packaging and displayed my goods. I was overcome with delight and immediately switched into "girlfriend" mode. I could not contain myself much longer.

"Aren't these the cutest, ever?" I held them up, so she could see. "Look at this darling bow. And the hearts.... do you see these hearts?"

"Uh-huh. I see." Lola replied. It was obvious that she did not share my excitement.

"They are soooooo cute. Look... you have purple ones too." I tried to sell my delight.

"This is weird, Mama." She said.

Still in girlfriend mode I asked, "What is weird? I think these are incredibly darling. So cute, Lola. So stinking cute!" Knowing how particular she is when it comes to clothing I continued to push the cuteness factor of the matjki. I did not want to go back to Walmart for a return.

"I know. But it shouldn't matter." She replied.

"What do you mean? What shouldn't matter?" I asked, as I slowly started to drift back into mommy mode.

"It shouldn't matter what my matjki look like cause no one will ever see them!" Lola looked me straight in my eyes.

"Oh. Yea." I swept her into my arms and smothered her with kisses. That a girl. She does listen to what I say.

74classy comments:

OHmommy said...

Matjki.

Polish for underwear.

zoeyjane said...

oooh, smart girl. now just keep buying her those cute undies and keep finding ways for her to say that again...for another 20 years.

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

Yeah for LOLA! Keep those matjki to yourself and your mama.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Thanks - I was a tad confused until you provided the translation.

Immoral Matriarch said...

Awww! How cute! LOL

Ashley said...

Cute. But...how do you pronounce that?

wpat said...

Nice job! I hope mine are as willing to obey my demands to keep it covered! ;)

Elizabeth said...

love it...how do you pronounce matjki? just kind of like it looks?

Angie @ KEEP BELIEVING said...

Let's just hope and pray she keeps that same philosophy when she is older. Good job, Mom.

KEEP BELIEVING

maggie said...

Aw... Lesson well learned, but matjki in any language is a fun girly thing to buy.

MamaWise said...

Did she end up liking her majtki? Even though no one will see them? :)

Kathryn said...

Exactly! For at least another 20 or 25 years! :)

Kristen said...

What a cutie pie!

Good Girl Lola! Good Girl!

Nat said...

Haha! Good girl and good momma for teaching her well!

Wendi said...

Gotta love that Lola!

Good job OHMommy!!!

Sandy C. said...

That's a sharp one you got there :)

I hope get my little one will say the same!

CC said...

That's right. Nobody will be seeing those. Nobody.

LaskiGal said...

You must be doing something right :)

Cecily R said...

Gracie so showed hers off at that age. Sigh. She is a dare devil in many ways...

By the way, I think matjki might be the cutest way to say unders EVER.

Rhea said...

love the angle of that photo and the look on her face!!

you've taught her well. What a great response on her part!!!

Jill said...

I'm the same way when it comes to underwear...

Just wait until you have to go bra shopping.

I shudder at that thought...

the MomBabe said...

Aww, smart girl. No one should EVER see those.

lattemommy said...

Now that was a classy answer. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Next lesson: how a great pair of underwear can make you feel fantastic, even though no one else can see them.

Amy said...

Too cute! And hopefully she'll remember that for years to come ;-)

The Mom said...

Very classy answer for a little girl!

momof3crazykids said...

That's so cute. It's always good to know not to show off your underwear while wearing them.

the dragonfly said...

Aww..

Way to go, Mom!

:)

Laura said...

She is a smart cookie! Unlike my middle boy who keeps putting his Matjki on the outside of his pants, BACKWARDS so everyone can see...and of course the first pair UNDER the pants is on backwards...he wants the big picture of Bob the Builder trucks on the front, not on the back!

OY!

Shannon said...

Good job - hopefully that sticks with her through her whole life!! I'll remember that one for my daughter when she's older :-)

Keri said...

awwwwww.... could she rub off on my Ava?? i don't want anyone seeing her Matjki's either!

Sarah said...

oh my goodness - what a good girl! I probably would have said "I can't wait to show my friends"... but she is MUCH smarter than me!!

Happy Days said...

You gotta love it, every now and then when you realize they are listening! What a cutie-pie!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

And my girls are all obsessed about clean Hanna Andersson ONLY panties (should I be worried?)
Like that name for underwear :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a smart girl!
I love that word, matjki, maybe that'll be our new word for p@nties. LOL

Krystyn said...

What a smary-pants! Reminder her of that when she's 15, right?

Jennifer said...

i do like the little girl undies they have at wally world. :) I can get a 10 pack or something for like 8 bucks! with two newly trained 2 1/2 yr olds this is VERY important!! plus I love how they fit. :)

I love Lola's answer!! :) Good teaching her mom!! :)

xoxoxo


PS i read your post from yesterday... we all feel that way.. busy busy and even busier!! kids and family and LIFE happen... and if you get time to blog about it...for memories... that is awesome for your family!! IF you get to read some other blogs... for you... then good... but if it feels like a job and not fun any more than you have to give it up... at least some what. :) we all understand... or at least I do.

I'll see you around.... when you have time. :)

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

PS... I hope you are still going to share w/ us your photo tips and tricks and have your CCC. :) please!!!

krissy said...

note to self: only squeel in delight when i find cute matjki for me!

Stephanie said...

Very cute! But if she's like my Punky the whole world will see them whenever she decides! HA!

Indy said...

Hopefully Lola will still be saying this in 15 years or so.

Stephanie said...

Those are the moments that make a momma proud!

Lisa said...

Make her repeat that statement 5x's daily for the next 15 years. Again, and again.

What a beautiful girl she is. Really.

Katie said...

LOVE that, What a smart girl!! Let's hope she remembers it!! ;)

Smart A$$ Mom said...

good girl! keep those little undies covered!!

LceeL said...

Good job, OHmommy. I want to be around about 20 years from now when her once and future husband wants to know why his wife won't let him see her in her underwear.

Blessings From Above said...

Lola is SMART and CLASSY!

Ali said...

grr...i wish my kids didn't care..
:)

SMILF said...

HA! Good for her - she knows only she sees her undies. Let's keep it that way for a loooong time right? :)

Crystal D said...

Oh that is the sweetest conversation ever. She is such a precious little girl.

Ashlee said...

I'm seriously wanting to make a trip to Walmart to buy some of those cute little undies! :0) My daughter runs around in hers still....so everyone around here sees them. Sigh. Perhaps one day she will understand the whole modesty thing. At least she's only 2 and can get away with it!

BTW...I don't mean we take her in public in her panties. Just around my house. :0)

Marmarbug said...

AWWWWW! Good girl!!!!!

Marmarbug said...

AWWWWW! Good girl!!!!!

Clare said...

Lola is so smart! Great job Ohmommy, you are doing a fantastic job! Clare

Kendra said...

Oh that is just priceless.

Melissa said...

LOL! Good answer, Lola! good answer!

LunaNik said...

Would Lola please pass that message on to my children please?? They don't seem to like keeping their clothes on.

renatamic said...

very smart girl, that lola!! remember that honey - NO ONE WILL SEE YOUR MAJTKI!

p.s. i didn't comment on the last post because i too sometimes just can't comment all the time. but know that i love you and read your blog always:-)

ThatGirl said...

good girl!

carrie said...

What??? You didn't buy her the Mary Kate and Ashley thongs for preschoolers?

Kidding.

She is just adorable.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I'm so glad she listens. I wish mine did.

Beth said...

Just remind her of this when she turns 16...

So sweet

Holly said...

I think I am going to start saying my tee key, even if I can't spell it. The only other Polish word I know is dupa.

Holly said...

Oh, wait, I also know pierogi and halushki.

April said...

What a SMART little girl! Mama is teaching her well! LOL

Gayle said...

Lola is so... aware! What a smart little (sassy) lady.

atypeamommy said...

Thanks for your help today!! I'm glad you didn't start saying 'no' to everything =).

Eve Grey said...

Good girl!

THopgood said...

I get that same warm fuzzy feeling when I'm picking out cute undies for my little girl...imagine my surprise when I discovered that they sell THONGS in toddler sizes...no I'm not kidding!

PS...I read your last post and fyi I read and comment on your blog because your a delightful person that makes me smile...not for the expected returned bloggy love.

PSS...you're gorgeous even before you shower...that's just wrong...

Flea said...

What a good mama you are!!! That was the perfect thing to say. :)

April said...

Well, I'm clearly doing something wrong because there's nothing my girls love more than walking around the house in their matjki! One of the advantages of living in an all-girl household :)

Kim said...

You have a very smart girl on your hands.. but you don't need me to tell you that.. but what I will say is how freaking adorable she is!!!

Kimmylyn

Chelsea said...

That was so my attitude when I was a kid. I remember conversations like this with my mom!

Karen MEG said...

What a cutie... and she listens to her momma too!
I, too, would be freaking out over that cute matjki ;)

Sarah Mae said...

That's a fantastic response from your daughter - I love it! You are a gooooooood mommy!!! :)

 

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