That Can’t Be Comfortable

My daughter spent much of her first year of panty wearing days with them on backwards. Blame it on the fact the I refused to buy her panties with Disney characters. I went for the cheap brands that have all-over pattens.

I used to do the same thing when I was little, and I remember that it was not a comfortable fit. Often, I didn’t notice it until I sat down on the bus to school.


It didn’t matter how many times my mom showed me her little trick of laying them out and seeing how the leg holes didn’t line up… I’m a bit thick headed like that…

Now my daughter has a small black dot inside the front of her panties. She knows now that if she doesn’t see the dot, she’s got ’em on wrong.

She’s so lucky she got that figured out before tenth grade when she is still little.

Works for me!


  1. http://everychapter says

    Cute! Tenth grade huh? Great idea.

  2. What a cute story. I too had to help my daughter figure this one out as well. She is 11 and now I have another daughter who is 7 months old that I am sure I will have to cover this again. I would like to ask you if you would join my prayer chain for my mom. Thank you and may God continue to bless you!

  3. http://seven says

    Haha… that’s awesome.

  4. http://happyhousewife says

    Great tip, thanks for sharing.

  5. Not a bad idea….

  6. http://Megan%20(FriedOkra) says

    Oh, Bean does that too! She puts EVERYTHING on backwards, AND her shoes on the wrong feet. I used to tell her, but she’d just say, “Iss okay, Mama. Dey work diss way.” So now I’m just resigned to wait for spring, when, you know, we’ll have to go out and see other people. And then I’ll go back to trying to teach her. I see black dots in my future.

    I hope she CARES where the black dot is though. I think that’s our big issue. The not CARING.

  7. This made me giggle, I still pull pj pants on in the dark and backwards feels weird! The little black dot should fix the problem for her, and yes before 10th grade is a good thing!

  8. http://We%20are%20THAT%20Family says

    Oh, THAT’s what the black dot is for. You’ve just raised MY comfort level! I’m going to try this when it’s time to potty train my 18 mo old.

  9. http://TripTheLady says

    What a great idea! My kids are both grown now but I’ll definitely have to remember this when I become a grandma ;)

  10. Mine never pay attention to the little details, but it doesn’t seem to bother them until the underwear falls off down one leg under their clothes…so I guess that works? Cute post.

  11. http://peggyvb says

    Why didn’t I think of that? But then you were the one who,at three, when told that your sweater was wrong side out said, “That’s the way I like it.” Maybe you would have liked the black dot in the back.
    I soooo love you.

  12. http://Not%20the%20Queen says

    Great idea! Why didn’t I think of that?

  13. http://Barb says

    Please tell me you were NOT still wearing your underwear backwards in the 10th grade.

    That little black dot is a genius idea!

  14. http://Joyful says

    Hi Karla,

    Just stopping by after reading your comment to Lysa. I loved what you wrote – the ‘shaken, but not stirred’ comment. Loved that!!! What’s the point of the shaking if we’re not stirred. Oh that God’s Word would always shake me up and stir me to action.

    Hope you’ve had a good day.

  15. http://The%20Flip%20Flop%20Mamma! says

    This post made me giggle :)

  16. http://christel says

    I was the same way growing up. Back then the tags was sewn on the side not the back. I’ve seen those little girl undies that have tagless labels. It makes it easier to differentiate between front and back.

  17. http://Christy says

    Ahah! Thanks for the idea. My little girl is ALWAYS wearing her panties backwards … and she DOES have some with Disney characters (i.e., it doesn’t make any difference). :-D I’m headed upstairs to dot her drawers right now.

  18. http://Melinda%20Zook says

    Great idea. I will have to remember that one!

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