At what point did I let Granny panties pass as everyday panties? Granny panties, period panties, Nana panties. Call them what you want, but I know you know what I’m talking about. I realize many of you wear adorable matching panties and bras every day of the week and probably can’t believe I’m writing about this. Eff-it, I’m 40. Deal with it. For the moms who have given up on looking cute underneath it all, I know I’m not alone. You reach a point as a mother where you just say, it is what it is. “I’ve taken a shower, I’ve sprayed my outfit with Fabreze. This pair of panties from the clean clothes pile will have to do.” Now, I believe in working out and staying in shape (aside from good health, I work out so I can eat more and make room for my kids’ leftovers). I also promise myself to take a shower every day. But when it comes to unattractive and mismatched undergarments, I take the cake more than I care to admit. I do try. I have bought some expensive matching under-outfits through the years. I wash them and wear them here and there. But some of the prettiest bras stay tucked neatly inside my drawer for months on end, never to be paired with panties that at least fall in the same color family. I loathe going to that bra store in the mall where there are skinny 20-somethings donning Triple D matching bras and tanks searching the display drawers for the perfect thong. For some reason, they are almost always with their boyfriends and five girlfriends. They are all searching for thongs. Honey, let me tell you and your five girlfriends something. I haven’t worn a thong in 11 years. I’ve tried. But if you dare make me laugh or ask me to jump up and down while I have one on, don’t think I won’t drive home and slap on a pair of mismatched granny panties just so I can feel more comfortable. You reach a certain point when you become a mother where something has to give. Every Monday, my bra and panties match. Sometimes on Tuesdays too. But by Thursday afternoon, I’m sporting a look underneath it all that makes Tootsie look sexy.
This is an old article about what your panty style says about you, and yes, Granny panties are in here.
melissa weintraub (@dentistmel) said:
Oh totally don’t feel bad. I wear my granny pants all the time,lol!!!
I’ve never worn a thong for longer than the 1 minute it took to realize I would not make it through the day without killing someone. I’ve never owned a matching bra and pair of underwear. And I didn’t know there was such a thing as cute underwear until I was out of college. It’s all about comfort in my pants because if the nether regions aren’t happy, I’m not happy!
I love it! Don’t feel bad, I’m right there with you. I wear halloween special “granny panties” year round because they’re comfy as hell! (and i’m only 25)
Found you on bloggymoms! Can’t wait to read more.
Thanks, Candice. Your Halloween “granny panties” comment just made my day.
Jackie Hennessey said:
Thanks so much! I’m psyched that you stopped by Venting Sessions! Motherhood is such a crazy, unpredictable thing. Although it’s rewarding, the side effects can be a bit overwhelming at times. And the best way for me to deal is to vent and share with women like you!
Sandra McLeod Humphrey said:
I love it! I’ve never termed them “granny panties,” but I guess they are. Love your blog and I’m looking forward to seeing where you go next!
Bean's Monkey Business said:
Hi:) I found you through a Friday facebook follow and had to comment… I’m 40 as well and yeah, I have the same granny panty problem. I just don’t care. I could have written this whole post, it just wouldn’t have been as funny!