the everyday moments Wednesday Wishes

I’ll call this one “Granny Panties.” (Yes, this is for real.)

November 19, 2014

It’s funny, the little moments throughout your life that only highlight the fact that you’re either 1.) Turning into your mother or 2.) Getting old (and if we’re being honest here, sometimes it’s both). I don’t know what it is about 30, but as soon as life told me I had to claim that number for a year, those little moments have been happening more frequently. And it’s in those moments I haven’t figured out yet whether I should laugh or cry… and usually, it starts out one way and ends with the other. Don’t believe me? Well let me give you an example. And by ‘example’ I mean a real life moment I experienced last weekend.

[ my bffs since the 4th grade. We’re 30 now,  strugglin’ real hard to stay awake past 109 8pm most every night. ]


It all started when I drove home to my parents house in Indiana and realized I’d packed everything except my underwear. (Kind of important, I know.) My mom and I had already planned to visit my Grandma and aunts in Richmond (about an hour and 45 minutes from my parents house) so we decided we’d just stop on the way home from our visit with them and I could buy some.  That night though when we were on our way back, there was a big snowstorm and most of the stores were closed. The only store that was open was Kmart so I ran inside and grabbed literally the only underwear I could find… and yes, they were “granny panties.” My mom and I had already joked about how funny it would be if I bought granny panties so when I got back into the car and showed her the underwear, we both had a good laugh. When I got back home to my parents house and in my room, I took the underwear out of the packaging, held them up, and THEY WERE HUGE AND HIDEOUS. Like SO huge and hideous that I was laughing so hard I was crying. I had to show my mom, knowing she would cry from laughing so hard too, but had an even better idea when I thought to actually put on a pair and walk over to her with huge granny panties on. So as I’m still crying from laughing so hard, I put on the underwear…… only to realize they fit me perfectly.

So obviously the crying from laughing so hard quickly turned into just crying. I still told her, but didn’t model them for her… and you bet your butt (pun intended) I wore those babies for the rest of the weekend. (Really because it’s all I had.)

30 has done something fierce to my life and while I know that’s a vague statement, it’s all I can think to say right now. I’m not even saying it’s a bad thing, because truly I am the happiest I’ve ever been, and I’ll go ahead and just admit that maybe, just maybe, I thought the granny panties were actually comfortable. And that maybe I’m going to keep them. Well?!

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It’s Wednesday which means my dear friend Anne from Love the Here and Now is hosting the Wednesday Wishes linkup! Today, I wish that as I continue to age, I’ll accept all of the funny quirks each age brings, and that I’ll continue to laugh until I cry because really- aging is a gift. These “crazy” moments soon become the every day moments, and for that I am grateful. Because whatever type of moments they start out as, they’re all pretty sweet in the end.

What are you wishing for today? How do you feel about granny panties? No, no. Don’t answer that. I know, it’s personal. (Okay but seriously. How do you feel about them?)

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  • bahahahahah!!! I love this! 😉

  • Hahaha I love you so much for sharing this story.

  • So I have a granny panty confession….I have "granny panties" for that time of the month so I don't risk ruining my cute underwear and I cringe every time I put them on because they fit me…and it's just terrible!! But, at least I"m not risking ruining my cute underwear every month. lol.

  • This is too hilarious. 😉 oh the things that happen to us as we age… ugh haha

  • hahahaha!!! This is something that would definitely happen to me. I'm still at the beginning of my 30th year so I haven't had too many mishaps yet….just A LOT of "omg, I've turned into my mother" moments but I think I'll blame my little one for those. haha

  • This sure made me giggle!

  • ashortblonde

    haha this is hilarious. 😉 #embracethegranny

  • I can't put into words how funny (and scarily relatable) I found this post. Lol just doesn't cut it.

    All I can say is, Amen and pass the granny panties sista!

    xx

    V
    Life+1

  • Last Spring we went on a weekend trip with some friends – and I forgot to pack underwear. The only store in town was the little grocery store, so I had to buy a pack of granny panties. Welllll…. they are my fave undies now. So comfy! Lol glad I'm not alone in this 🙂

  • This post just cracked me up…and all because it's so true! I was terrified of turning 30 {three years ago}, but it's turned out to be pretty fabulous so far! Here's to aging gracefully…and being ok with it!

  • I freaking love you. And your granny panties. I must be old bc the thought of thongs has me twitching. Like who needs a wedgie all day? TMI? Perhaps. But I speak the truth.

  • Just keepin' it real, you know! 😉

  • haha!! Totally!!

  • And they don't stop! haha! 😉

  • haha! Yes, finding excuses does make me feel better! 🙂

  • best hashtag ever.

  • haha! I'm so glad I'm not alone here!! 😉

  • hilarious and I KNOW!!! I'm laughing over here – maybe this is just a common thing at this age?!

  • It is *definitely* fabulous 🙂 I always heard that your 30s are your best years – so far I would have to agree!

  • haha!!!! 🙂 Dying laughing. It makes me feel so much better knowing we're all in this together!!!

  • Psh, who has time for wedgies? Wear those "granny" panties with pride! We should rename them to diva drawers instead.

  • HAHAHAHA!!!! Diva Drawers! I cannot wait to tell my mom about that… she is going to LOVE that. I'm with you, lady!!

  • granny panties used to be my "time of the month" panties but now they're just more comfy than anything else. I've accepted the fact that I'm an old soul. Nearly 27 and some nights I act like I'm older than Josh (who is nearly 31!) hahaha. You seriously crack me up daily though. I love you and your granny panties! 😉

  • Yes melissa..they used to be that for me too and then they were comfortable and I was like "oh no..I'm old" and I agree with pretty much everyone else…who has time for a wedgie?? no thank you! I have to admit the make their way into my drawer more times than I care to admit. Oh well..I guess I'm old. lol. Loved this story. 🙂

  • I absolutely love everything about this … and couldn't agree more- at 31, I am also my happiest and truly believe in laughing and being care-free about these types of moments in life- love it!!

  • Bahahahahah!! Love it! And I'm all for the rename to Diva Drawers. 🙂

  • OMG this is hilarious!!! I have to agree though, Diva Drawers are just plain comfy now! The only thongs in my life are the ones i wear on my feet!

  • YES!! Diva Drawers! LOVE IT! #DivaDrawers

  • This is the best post ever. I am 26 and Iove me a good pair of granny panties!! 😉

  • oh my you are so funny! These are my go to for comfort as long as im not wearing a tight skirt or dress. Hey, I'm 23 and I love a comfy bum. the end

  • HAHAHA ohhhhh what a tragic/comedic moment!!! I rather like granny panties when I'm in the mood for comfort – and don't mind VPL…and on a bonus, they keep more of your rear that extra bit warm in the winter! Lol

  • hahaha!! Poor husbands, right?! I'm so glad they put up with our crazy asses 😉 (another pun?!)

  • too funny, haha! Glad I'm not alone on this one, Faith!

  • Cheers to our 30s!! 🙂

  • Right?! Me too! ha!

  • haha 😉 So maybe this means I'm not old?!!

  • My husband read this yesterday and was like "You never told me that story…." hahahah 😉

  • That is the funniest thing ever lol!!!!! Hey, granny panties have got some good support systems… Or something like that lol!

  • I had a similar experience a few months ago. Granny Panties are actually quite comfortable, especially during shark week (if you catch my drift).

  • This post had me rolling! Personally I love a good granny panny sesh when Aunt Flo is in town Lol

  • This post made me laugh! I probably shouldn't admit that I have granny panties and I actually like wearing them. They are so comfy. 🙂

  • haha, yeah girl! I hear you!

  • (VPL?! I'm wracking my brain over here trying to figure this one out!) (And totally… they are very warm and cozy)

  • haha!! I know what you mean 😉

  • Clearly I am not alone on this!

  • Yes, judging from the comments below, it's like a "thing"! Who knew?!?! 🙂

  • They are SO comfy! 😉 ha!

  • Visible panty line lol

  • hahaha!!!

  • chall1018

    Oh my goodness, this made me laugh out loud!! ha ha! I had to buy Granny panties after I had Mason and I laughed and cried every time I put them on. Nothing like a good pair of granny panties to make you feel old!

  • Seriously. haha! What will be next?!! 😉