I Have Lost My Underwear…

TarRiverCampBoddieI have lost my underwear,
I don’t care, I’ll go bare.
Bye, bye longjohns.
They were so very good to me.
Tickled me, Hee, hee, hee.
Bye, bye longjohns.
How I miss that little trap door behind me,
If you see them you know where to find me.
I have lost my underwear.
I don’t care, I’ll go bare.
Longjohns, Bye, Bye!

I first learned this song years ago as a Girl Scout. Much to my dismay as a parent, I remember gleefully singing it again and again and again.

Strangely enough, this song was applicable this past weekend.

TarRiverTentThis past weekend was the big Spring camping trip with Cub Scout Pack 200.We were all headed down to the Scout Camp on the Tar River really near the Pamlico sound). Gabe and I were prepared. We had everything we needed. We were prepared. We had a new tent, our air mattress, sleeping bags, food, and clothes. Gabe was super excited about getting TarRiverAurorato go camping. I was looking forward to some one on one time with him. We both couldn’t wait to hit the Aurora Fossil Dig on Saturday. It was going to be a great weekend.

Gabe and I left the house at about 4:30  and ate on the way down. We pulled into camp about 7 and I was so relieved. My ears needed a break because my little chatterbox had talked every minute that his mouth wasn’t filled with food. I love Gabe and I love talking to him but a 2 1/2 hour monologue from a 7 yr old can be a bit wearisome. I was also relieved that the rain had stopped which meant I could stay dry while setting up the tent.

Gabe took off to run around with the other 1st graders and I set up the tent, inflated our air mattress, and got out sleeping bags out. I was set and I even had time to relax and enjoy hanging out with the other parents. I should have known it was going to smoothly.

Bed time rolled around and I went to get our toothbrushes and change of clothes. I grabbed it all for Gabe…his toiletries, his pjs, and his underwear. Then, I went to grab mine. I had my toiletries. I had my sleeping clothes. But, where, oh where, was my underwear? I remembered packing stuff. I even remember thinking that the only thing I had left to get was my underwear. Dammit all to hell…thinking about it does not equal packing it. While my underwear was not technically lost, it was certainly missing…and, that’s when the song started running through my mind.

I have lost my underwear
not lost…just missing

I don’t care, I’ll go bare
well, not bare but I’ll go commando

Bye, bye longjohns
Dayum did I ever need them Saturday night

TarRiverFossilGabeLuckily, Saturday was a raging success despite my commando status…no chafing or indiscreet moments to report. Gabe had a wonderful time at the fossil dig in Aurora. He didn’t really have the TarRiverSharksTeethpatience to search for the fossilized sharks’ teeth but he did find some really cool shells and pieces of corral. I found plenty of teeth on my own. Sadly, none quite as big as the partial megaladon tooth I found when I searched with Joey 4 years ago…but, there were more than enough to keep Gabe happy.

And, Saturday night…well, we got to see the most spectacular sunset that I’ve seen in a long, long time. Really, the picture doesn’t do it justice but I had killed the batteries in my camera and only had my phone to shoot with.TarRiverSunsetDespite the colder temps and the deflating air mattress, Saturday night was a fabulous finale for our trip. Even the “lost” underwear and my commando style of dress could not detract from our trip. All that was left was to pack up on Sunday morning and head on home. Gabe and I finished up the trip exhausted but happy. I’d do it again in a heartbeat…but, next time, the underwear gets packed first.

6 Responses to I Have Lost My Underwear…
  1. Another Dreamer
    April 19, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Oops! It sounds like it was a great trip anyway though 🙂
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  2. Battynurse
    April 21, 2013 | 4:09 am

    Sounds like an interesting trip! Glad you had a good time.

    • Kristin
      April 21, 2013 | 4:06 pm

      Interesting is a good word for it. I didn’t even tell you about the barking dogs.
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  3. Heather
    April 22, 2013 | 1:20 am

    Hi, thanks for the comment on my blog.

    Seems like underwear is pretty important to you! glad you had a nice trip. 🙂
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  4. Tracie
    April 22, 2013 | 6:36 am

    That is a great sunset. I love that you found so many shark teeth. Very awesome.

    This made me think of the time I forgot my underwear on a girl scout camping trip when I was about nine. But our trip for a whole week.
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