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It’s a tough lesson

It’s a tough lesson

June 20, 2007

My daughter learned today that when you are wearing a skirt and decide to go down the hot slide you really need to tuck it under your butt. Or better yet how about you wear a pair of all those adorable shorts your mother bought for you this summer.

Failure to tuck will result in all the skin on your butt cheeks that peek out of the bottom of your too-small-but-cannot-possibly-be-thrown-away Cinderella underwear will burn and have the skin rubbed right off.

And then you will scream and cry and carry on for so long that your mother thought she might have to comfort you by holding that nice silk throw pillow over your face for a few minutes.

Posted by Chris @ 5:47 pm  

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  1. peepnroosmom says:

    Uh, oh. Burned butt cheeks. Owie!

  2. brit says:

    And I thought that was my patten ed form of comfort. Huh.

  3. Maddy says:

    Oh dear, I still recall learning that lesson as a little girl. Hope she feels better soon.

  4. Ruth H says:

    Poor little girl, I laughed so hard I almost cried. Lessons learned early stay with us.
    Was it really that hot?

  5. JENinMICH says:

    Your post is laugh out loud funny. But I hope she’s okay -poor baby.

  6. Kal says:

    I’ve treated kids with the “tuck your shorts in or else” butt burns, they look SORE

  7. Phoenix says:

    Well it’s a lesson all girls must learn. LOL.

  8. Chookooloonks says:

    Dude, skin rubbed OFF?!?! I hope she’s okay!

  9. Christine says:

    So, the pillow thing. Does it work??

    Having “a day”

  10. Nicki says:

    Thus the reason I still prefer pants or shorts to skirts, not to mention the whole crossing our legs…can someone see my underwear issue.

    Poor girl!!!

  11. Jess says:

    O U C H. I hope her tushie feels better soon.

  12. Tam says:

    LOL! Oh, the poor thing!

  13. Karly says:

    Hmm, must try comforting via smothering. Sounds like a great plan!

  14. Beth says:

    Oh! The poor child, yeouchie! fwiw, my 8yo always wears bike shorts under skirts or dresses. Dunno if your little one would consent to that …

  15. LeeAnn says:

    LOL…the pillow, the red burnt cheeks….I’m sorry but this is too funny.

  16. Melanie says:

    Ouch! That sucks. I guess that’s why all new slides are boring, safe plastic.

  17. Crystal says:

    That’s what I love about your blog - your honesty! It makes me laugh :) My friend just said to me today how she thought she was a great mom to her almost 2 year old because there was only one time that she almost threw her out the window. I said that I had NEVER wanted to throw my almost 3 year old out the window, but I’ve wanted to throw her down the stairs a couple hundred times. We were talking more about when they were babies and their level of difficulty. But that’s not the type of thing that most people admit to strangers. Thanks for being so candid!

    Also, my daughter has taken to wearing dresses almost every day, and I didn’t know about how serious the consequences could be for not tucking! Thanks for the warning!

  18. Manic Mom says:

    Ouchie Wah Wah!

  19. julie says:

    We learned that lesson the other day also. She still refuses to wear her little shorts. Already a slave to fashion, she insists on wearing her Princess dress up dress to the park. Not practical, but she looks great.

  20. Lisa B. says:

    Still there, doing that. If the elastic falls OFF the top of the underwear does that constitute garbage ready?

  21. Jennifer says:

    Her skin came off? Poor thing! I wonder if they sell Mormon-style long john princess underpants. You know, the ones that go down to your knees. That might be the thing for her.

  22. rachel says:

    I keep trying to tell my girls that shorts under skirts is a brilliant idea, but they don’t buy it.

    Skorts rule.

  23. Brigitte says:

    Ooh, that poor little tushie!

  24. Pam says:

    lessons Britney Spears’ mother never taught her….

  25. Katie says:

    At least she didn’t say what my 4 year old always does when she hurts her rear, “Kiss my tushie Mommy!” Delightful child…

    Hope she feels better soon!

  26. maria says:

    Oh my gosh - I’m sorry I’m giggling - can just picture my daughter doing that. Except - she has all these adorable dresses she refuses to wear - preferring her shorts. We’re never happy are we. Thanks for sharing

  27. sandra says:

    Slides are the devil! Poor little girl. I’m ouching just thinking about it. :(

    I want to comment on the last post — the Parenting one. My experience isn’t as dramatic as yours, but on a small level, I can relate. I think the greatest gift I can give my daughter is the unquestioning knowledge that no other male will ever love her as much or treat her as well as her Daddy. And maybe later on, her brother. And she should never settle for anything less.

    That is one lucky little girl, indeed.

    Good for you for doing some non-parenting writing!

  28. Joy H says:

    Poor wubber! (did you at least get to say ‘I told you so’ lol!)

  29. Esme says:

    Gah, I remember doing that as a child. Except, back in the day, some kid or another had almost always greased the slide with wax paper or a bread bag first, so at least your bum skin stayed intact (burned, but intact).

    My 2 1/2-year-old daughter calls bike shorts “Skirt Undies”!

  30. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    I’m laughing so hard at your humor . . . but I’d love to hold her and comfort her, too. Your satin pillow idea is hilarious, kids do go on and on and on, don’t they?

  31. CathyC says:

    Silk throw pillow over the face? HA! Now why didn’t I think of that? Too funny.

  32. KathyB says:

    My daughter is only 18 months and thankfully the skirts still come with the attached shorts…however she has still gotten herself stuck to the slide. She is too little to understand why she is stuck, and repeatedly goes down…funny funny! Gotta love kids!

    And thanks for the pillow option, I am the mom at the playground doubled over with laughter at their child. (yes I meant at).

  33. Bronnie says:

    aaw poor girl! I remember doing that. So painful.

  34. liza says:

    You do funny Real, REAL GOOD.


  35. Jennifer says:

    A slide burned butt on a girl is a right of passage. Kind of like the first time a boy zips himself into his pants zipper.

  36. bombaygirl says:

    You should give her the hanna andersson catalogue, and let her see how cute the shorts-with-skirts look is!

  37. bombaygirl says:

    Wanted to add…my husband cleaned off our swing/slide set for my son’s birthday a few weeks ago, and decided to give the slide a coat of Armor-All. The kids were FLYING off that slide…no time to get a burn.

  38. Callista says:

    Lol I love the way you tell the story. Got here from Bad Homeschool Mom’s Thursday Thirteen. Poor kid!

  39. Sunny says:

    Aww, poor kid. My tushie remembers episodes like that one.

  40. Poppy says:

    YIKES! That sounds so painful!

  41. Rachel May says:

    Oh, man… this makes me happy that I have a little boy. Here’s hoping I won’t have to deal with that issue.