I finally get it…

One of life’s great mysteries is solved. You may not know this, unless you’re a guy. Then, you probably do.
Those holes in boxer shorts?

They’re for PEEING through.
Don’t even ask how this came up at my house because I just couldn’t tell you. Suffice it to say, E and I are the only girls, there are three guys, and there are things we just never have reason to think about. But tonight, after being streaked by a child in boxers, I asked, “Why do they even PUT those holes?” They’re a CLEAR security risk.
Hubs looked at me like I have no brain in my head and stated their purpose.

I dropped to the ground like a stone and howled. I promise you, I laughed until tears rolled down my face. I held my sides until my ribs hurt. I rolled from side to side trying to placate the ache in my teeth from laughing so hard. Every time I thought I was done, the mental image would refresh and I would start anew. My family just stared impassively, knowing it would pass. I was like a crab on my back, unable to scuttle to my feet.

Here’s the mental image that so amused me:
(and I should warn it’s probably only funny if you’re in my head)

A row of men at urinals with their buttcheeks hanging out because their boxers have no holes.
OH MY GOD I have to go laugh again.

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  1. Devilish Southern Belle Sunday - 19 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    Hey, share whatever you're having; you're in a great mood! I actually knew about the holes, though I can't remember how I came upon this knowledge. But I distinctly remember my sons, when they were little more than babies, referring to the holes as 'trapdoors'.
  2. Izzy Sunday - 19 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    lol...that's funny as hell. But I'll do ya one better... I bought my huz some low rise boxer briefs and there is NO hole. It has the seams like there's a hole BUT? No hole. WTH???
  3. Megan Sunday - 19 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    From the mother of a son who wears boxer briefs -- they just pull those down in the front to pee. No butt cheek exposure. LOL.
  4. Virginia Miracle Sunday - 19 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    Meanwhile, they make these ridiculous full body baby footy pajamas that require stripping him completely naked in order to change a diaper. I have attempted the only-take-one-leg-out-and-weave-the-diaper-through maneuver and I have grown convinced its impossible. Where is the trap door of Normal Rockwell yore or the boxer hole equivalent?
  5. WPoFD Monday - 20 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    If you wear'em backwards...don't drop the soap. Now ask why you're showering whilst wearing boxers.
  6. Beth - total mom haircut Monday - 20 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    For some reason I actually did know this. And I still never understood it. Would it be so hard for them to pull the front down? It's like an inch of elastic...
  7. Sherry Tuesday - 21 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    I just wanted to say thank you for the full body laugh this moring as I get my day started!
  8. Bridget Tuesday - 21 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    Why do boys have everything designed so they can pee easier? They can already do it while they're standing, which I'm totally jealous about by the way, and they need clothing to make even that more simple? Although you make a good point about the butts. But everyone could use a little more butt.
  9. Issa Tuesday - 21 / 10 / 2008 Reply
    I saw these teeny little boxers for toddlers the other day and I was thinking about the hole. How funny it will be to explain it to my son one day. Then again, it may be harder to explain it to my daughters. Boys, they get it so easy.
  10. 158917 Wednesday - 06 / 04 / 2011 Reply
    What a lovely day for a 158917! SCK was here

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