Thursday, August 02, 2012


Gary and I aren't in the habit of hanging around the house in our underwear.  Our kids have learned in the last couple of years that several of their friends' dads do.  (Come to think of it, we don't know about friends' moms.)

An argument arose yesterday.  Is the decency-standard different for girls and guys? I think in public it is.  But what about in the privacy of home?  I suspect that girls are less likely to wander the house in their underwear, but I may be wrong.  If the girl thinks all the guys are gone or asleep, and then is seen in her undies [gasp!] whose problem is it?  Should the female take greater care in modesty?  Or should the male realize that, if he can wander the house in his boxers, he shouldn't hold others to a higher standard?

What do you say?


  1. Maybe this is stupid, but I think it depends on the style of underwear. I think I would be more shocked to run into a man wearing briefs than I would be to run into a man wearing boxers. So I don't think a guy should take the chance with briefs. But I would cut him some slack for taking the chance if he were in boxers. Does that make sense?

  2. I guess I'm old fashioned: I don't care to come to someone's house and see her husband in basketball shorts, boxers, or without a shirt on. Nor would I want my daughter to be at someone's house where the dad made a habit of the same. Yuck.

    Throw on a pair of jeans and tee shirt if it's during any part of the day when one might be expected to have visitors in the house.

  3. Oh, EC, the girls weren't ever AT places where the dad was in his shorts. Some of them just got to talking about it one day, and so they heard that some dads would occasionally do that.