I’m a good enough mother, and my undies are good enough too.

3 Nov

For all you wonderful moms out there–especially mine–, Susan’s post is too good not to share.

Susan Lattwein

On more mornings than I care to remember I’ve driven to work with the warning to ‘make sure you’re wearing clean undies in case you have a car accident’ ringing as a warning bell in my mind. My undies were clean enough, that wasn’t the problem.

It was the fact that I had my husband’s underpants on. Oh no, I hear you say, she’s rabbiting on about underwear again. Why was I wearing my husband’s jocks; padded and generous in all the wrong places, sometimes even threateningly loose in the elastic department? (I tell a lie – they’re quite comfortable, especially the boxer trunks.)

Because there is at least one undies thief in our family. This is how it works. Clothes never found their way into the now defunct washing system (now teenagers do their own). Think busy teenage lives, school, study, jobs, better things to do/think about, so…

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4 Responses to “I’m a good enough mother, and my undies are good enough too.”

  1. Dotta Raphels November 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Talk about uncensored truths and realism 🙂
    An absolute breath of fresh air I say! This is too precious! This lady is not just clever, but a wicked sense of humour to go with it, I just love her! 🙂 I always say those weird lists of what makes a great/good mom are not written by real humans, at least not the ones I interact with. The underwear thing…oh so true!
    I’m off to read more from your friend her Navigator, thanks for sharing this.

    • navigator1965 November 4, 2013 at 6:40 am #


      Absolutely. Susan has a great sense of humour–the underwear thief thing is too funny. I’ve had some fun discussions about her father’s bowels (you have to ask her about it!). My sister is presently reading Susan’s e-book, and I hope to start reading it after I finish with my final-final-final round of end-to-end manuscript edits.

      Speaking of which, Susan just received a copy, and Winifred has one too. Belinda has seen it as well, as has Jenna Rambles, and a couple of others. (Or rambles.)

      I like to think of you ladies, in my own special chauvinistic way, as the greatest test reader harem in all of existence. };-)> That makes me one VERY lucky future author.

      • Dotta Raphels November 4, 2013 at 9:27 am #

        Trust me, if all chauvinists were like you, I seriously doubt the world would have any complaints, 🙂
        I’m honored to be amongst these special ladies, and really waiting to get my hands on the book; for keeps this time.

  2. navigator1965 November 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    It’s a mutual honour, then, and I look forward to being able to have a book for you to have.

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