High Fashion

January 2, 2009 by Michelle

On New Year’s morning, I was a little tired. I was trying to sleep in. And by sleep in, let me explain that I meant keeping myself unconscious past 7am.

I failed miserably, as Mister Man came bounding in long before 7am. He crawled atop me and gave me a hug before sitting at the foot of my bed, doing who knows what. I tried to pretend he wasn’t there and go back to sleep. Within a few minutes, I heard Little Miss fussing that she wanted to wake up.

Logical solution? I sent Mister Man to go wake up Little Miss. Within moments, I felt Little Miss climb onto the bed to give me a hug. I hugged her back and felt something different. I half opened my eyes only to realize that she had on a nightcap.

Huh, I thought, in my sleep addled brain, Grandma must have gotten her new pajamas that have a matching cap. That’s weird. After all, the wee ones had spent the past five days with Grandma and Grandpa while my husband and I were in San Antonio (I know, rough life), and Little Miss was wearing pajamas I’d never seen before.

Cute, isn’t it? Oh. Wait. The pattern doesn’t quite match, does it?

Then I looked a little closer. Nope, that wasn’t a nightcap. Not even close.

Fortunately, that is clean underwear on her head at least and not something that had been previously soiled in any way.

I’m still not quite sure what she was thinking. Said underwear is now safely back on Snowy (her teddy bear). And yes, we do have a teddy bear in our house who wears nothing but Little Miss’s underwear and some old infant socks. Oh, and a bow tie. Welcome to my life!



  • Beth

    That is fabulous!!! She’s cute – even with underwear on her head!!!

  • B.

    Thank you for responding to my question over at Manic Mom’s. I have also had no problems with milk production (it flows quite freely here)and eat well, so I’m thinking it shouldn’t be an issue. Thank you for your input.

  • MaBunny

    Oh how cute! Haven’t you ever felt like putting underwear on your head early in the morning?

  • Sydney

    1. Funny! Hopefully she gets the panties on her head out of her system now… and not in college.

    2. My brother had a bear he dressed up in his Superman Underoos. He named the bear PJ. I believe PJ is still wearing the Underoos nearly 25 years later.

  • Cookie

    ROFL! She’s going to hate that story and those picutres in about 10 years 😉

  • Jen

    Have no fear…your little one isn’t the only one! My 3 yr old daughter also has worn underwear on her head (again, thankfully it was clean) and yes, we have dolls, bears and even stuffed dogs who wear underwear and sometime they are fortunate enough to get to wear other clothes too. 🙂

  • Jeff

    Makes perfect sense to me. And just look how proud she is too. Very cute.

  • momma

    what a thing to wake up to. at least they weren’t YOUR underwear!!!

    (stopping by from sits)

  • Michelle

    Beth – Thanks. But you realize you’re only encouraging her, right? 😉

    B – No problem! Good luck with donating!

    MaBunny – Umm no. I can’t say that I’ve ever been tempted in the least. Never.

    Sydney – Oh noooo, I hadn’t even thought about college antics. And I LOVE that PJ has his underoos still on! Perfect!

    Cookie – Yep, she sure will. And you can bet your house that I’ll be blowing those up and showing them at her wedding, too (not including prom).

    Jen – Ahh, good. It’s always nice to know that the kookiness in our house isn’t *just* in our house!

    Jeff – Yeah. She was proud. A little too proud if you ask me.

    momma – Yet another possibility I hadn’t thought of. Eesh! Thanks for that imagery 😉

  • anymommy

    It’s not a party until someone has underwear on their head!

  • Michelle

    anymommy – ummm yeah. True. However, 7am on New Years Day… I’m done with hte parties at that point 😉

  • Karen

    What IS it with kids wearing underwear as hats?

  • Michelle

    Karen – It must be some crucial developmental phase, right? Right? Without doing so, they’ll never grow up to be brilliant productive members of society. Reassure me here, will ya?

  • Betsy

    How adorable!

  • Simply AnonyMom

    Happy SITS day.

    My 4 yr old son puts his underwear on his head a few times a week. Whenever I am dressing him in a “pattern” he does not to wear that day, he will put the pattern he does want to wear on his head in defiance.

    Gotta love kiddos and their love of all things undies.

  • Mrs. Jelly Belly

    That’s so cute – I hate to admit it, but all of my kids have had underwear on their heads at one point or another. Thankfully not beyond the age of 7 or so. 🙂

  • {Katie Lane}

    At least you noticed. LOL they look like they match to me! She is a doll btw.

  • Kimberly

    Oh my gosh, that is too cute! At least she tried to match the patterns! And she did a pretty good job! :o)

  • Jennifer P.

    You must post a picture of the bear at some point–he sounds like an interesting character :).

    As for the underwear on the head—what? you don’t sleep with undies on your head? It’s all the rage in Europe ;)!

  • Jamie

    She’s making a new fashion statement. I agree we need a picture of this underware wearing bear.

  • Laurel

    Oh yes – the stuffed animals all wear unders at our house as well! She’s cute!!!!

  • Eve

    LOL What a cutie! Kids are such a hoot…


  • bettyl

    The bow tie sounds like the perfect touch to any outfit! Thanks for sharing.

  • Preston

    Kudos to little Miss and her “creative” bedtime fashion sense!

  • Astrid

    LOL! How adorable! At least it matches. 🙂

    Happy SITS day!

  • mommytoalot

    Ohh too cute!!

  • Heather

    When my daughter was about your daughter’s age, maybe a wee bit younger, she came downstairs wearing one of my bras on her head as a hat.

    Sad to say, her head completely fit inside one of the cups. She didn’t leave it on though, as the underwire wasn’t comfy……



  • Ryan Ashley [email protected] Cynicism

    What a cutie! Doesn’t every little girl wear underwear on her head for a hat? No? Huh….

  • Erika

    Sweet girl!! We’ve seen the panties on the head before at our house, too. As well as tights, pants, turtlenecks…

  • Monica

    What a sweet story. Kids really do do the darnedest things!

  • Shelley


  • Jeanne

    It does look like a matching nightcap at first glance….

  • K

    Love it.

    This is one of the pictures you’ll laugh at in 20 years.

  • Karen

    Hey, they make a cute nightcap, you can’t deny! Glad to hear they were clean, though.

  • HeatherY

    Underwear as a accessory could be the next big fashion trend! She’s adorable!

  • Creative Junkie

    Awwwwww – that is too cute!

  • Angela

    That’s why we have children. They constantly keep us laughing with their innocents. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa M

    Lol! What cute pics! I’m sure this wont be the first time she will put those on her head either lol. My girls loved to do that! Happy SITS day!

  • ScrappinAway

    Funny pics! We have a teddy in our house that wears nothing but a diaper, maybe our teddy bears are long lost cousins!

  • Jaden Paige

    You mean it’s not normal to wear undies on your head?? huh.


  • Anna Lefler

    My husband does this on the weekends.

    His drawers are just plain white, though.

    Happy SITS Day!

    :^) Anna

  • melanie @ don't expect much

    That’s so adorable! If it’s any consolation, we also have many teddy bears around the house who are “bearly” dressed… 😉

  • Kendra

    LOL cute….happy SITS day.

  • Tara

    LOL! i’m glad my kids aren’t the only ones who do that!

  • Pink & Green Mama

    LOL!! My kids do the same thing…my husband does too sometimes while he’s folding laundry. I’m not sure if we’ll ever outgrow it around here. : )
    Happy SITS day!!

  • Pink & Green Mama

    LOL!! My kids do the same thing…my husband does too sometimes while he’s folding laundry. I’m not sure if we’ll ever outgrow it around here. : )
    Happy SITS day!!

  • Pink & Green Mama

    LOL!! My kids do the same thing…my husband does too sometimes while he’s folding laundry. I’m not sure if we’ll ever outgrow it around here. : )
    Happy SITS day!!

  • Willo

    Undies always make the best hats!

  • Brandy

    Maybe her head got cold…

  • Blue Castle

    Cute! That’s funny. Yes, it was a good thing they were clean. 🙂

  • Thrifty and Chic Mom

    kids are so funny!

  • Reluctant Housewife

    They make a cute little nightcap, don’t they?

    So funny and cute. Kids, eh?

  • Kelly Deneen

    LOL. She is so cute!!!

  • Ryan and Katie

    So cute!

  • Girly Do's

    HOW FUNNY IS THAT!! what a cute girl!

  • Michelle

    I knew it as soon as I saw it. For some reason I have a picture in my files of my (now) 9 year old with panties on her head. No idea why.

  • Vickie

    That is so cute! Kids can make the day a little brighter:)

    Enjoy your SITS day!

  • Charmaine

    Oh good, my son isn’t the only one who wears his undies on his head!

  • What A Card

    Adorable, and adorably funny! And like others, I’m so glad it’s not just my kids with undies-head!

  • Reeni♥

    That is too cute!! Maybe she was watching Little House on the Prairie when she was at her grandma’s.

  • Amy Fichtner

    Awww, that is sooo sweet!! I am always and forever putting diapers and pull-ups on my kids stuffed animals!!

  • Sarah J.

    haha! Kids can make anything fashion! Happy SITS day!!

  • Cammie

    soooo cute!

  • Ex-in-the-City

    Ha! Fashion points to Little Miss for her creativity.!

  • Alicia @ Oh2122


    Now save the photo for, um, future utilization…

  • Lea Ann

    Ha! Mine puts pull-ups on his head and his brother calls him “El Midgeto” the Mexican Wrestler. Ah, boys.

  • Barb

    So resourceful showing there’s more than one way to wear panties!

  • •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´•

    Too cute! At least they were clean 🙂

  • Elizabeth M Thompson

    What a darling! Of course when she hits puberty she may not enjoy those photos too much!

  • Mimi

    Hmm, I miss those days when they put on outrageous things like they were the normal routine!

  • tara @ kidz

    LOL. Love it. This is MY kind of high fashion!!!

  • Tori C. (The Sweet Jelly Bean)

    Maybe the next trend we’ll see in VOGUE magazine!

  • Carmen

    Hilarious! At least my kid isn’t the only one who puts underwear on his head. 😀

  • thedailyelephant

    aw… what cute kids!

  • Tabitha Blue

    Haha, that is too cute!! I love what kids think of!!!



  • ella

    Whenn yer butt gets cold? Underwear! When yer head gets cold?
    Underw..Oh. Wait. Hat. Shoot! I thought she was on to something there…
    enjoy your sits day!

  • Carina Gardner

    My kids always use their underwear as nightcaps…I thought that was their other use? lol Cute photos!

  • Kate

    Ha- I sometimes wonder where they get the idea to do something like put underwear on their head. Happy SITS day.

  • Karen (KayKay)

    How funny! She is so cute.

  • Ali

    That’s so funny! The past 2 nights I’ve gone to check on my six yr old and at some point he’s managed to take off his pj’s–what are kids thinking sometimes?!

  • Angela

    Too cute! Just last yr my 3 yr old boy would hold my undies hostage every morning. I would get out of the shower to see 5 or 6 pair around his neck and would refuse to give me a pair!

  • Michelle

    Undies as a fashion statement…….gotta love that!

  • Laura

    That’s so adorable!

  • Pamela

    too cute! somethimes in a half sleep thing just don’t register.

  • Sherrie

    That is soooo c.u.t.e! She’s darling! Happy SITS day to you!

  • April

    haha that is adorable!! happy SITS day

  • Coffee with Cathy

    So precious! She’s got a creative sense of style, for sure.

  • Ronnica

    It’s definitely a different sense of style! (and cute!)

  • Kimm at Reinvented

    So Cute! I think you’ve got a future fashion designer on your hands!

  • momma

    i saw this when you originally posted it – it’s still hilarious!!

  • angie

    Really though, who hasn’t worn underwear on their head?!

  • Leslie

    I love it! Way too cute!

    – Leslie

  • Katie

    This is hilarious, I never tire of hearing about all the funny things kids do! Love that your bear actually wears clothes, ours all all naked!

  • blognut

    There is real value in holding this picture until she’s about 16.

  • Kim

    How cute is that!!!

  • BoufMom9

    How cute! What a lovely night cap! LOL

  • Shannon

    Very cute! At least they were a clean pair!

  • Fairy Princess Garden

    Too cute! She wore them like a lady.
    Enjoy these moments.

  • Tranquility

    Be glad it’s the baby of the family who’s wearign undies on her head. In my house, the husband is the jokester and has actually pulled this stunt!

  • Joy

    This takes the cake for the hilarious/adorable combination!

  • jubilee

    Cute! My oldest son used to put my underwear on his head when I was folding laundry. I’ll have to dig that picture out for blackmailing him one day!

  • Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting

    Are our children related? 😉

  • Rae Ann

    What is it with kids and underwear? If my son sees a pair of panties they are immediately on his head. Mine or his sisters! I guess I could get some really good blackmail pictures, but I’m always too shocked to grab the camera!

  • Jennifer

    hahahaha!! That’s classic! I hope you save that picture for a wedding video!

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