Poopy Pants

On the way to church, my son, N, and I were engaged in a conversation on the literary merits of “Captain Underpants.”

“Why does Captain Underpants only wear underwear and a cape?” asked N.

“Because that’s his costume,” I said. “That’s why he’s called Captain Underpants.”

“I think he should wear pants and shirt,” N said. “Even Superman wears a pants and shirt.”

“If he did that,” I said. “He would be called Captain Pants and Shirt and that would be no fun?” He thought about it for a minute and realized that I had a point.

“Hey, Daddy,” he continued. “Guess what?”

“What?” I said.

“Captain Underpants put all of the people in his underwear and then shot them out like a slingshot,” N said. I pictured this scene in my head and started laughing uncontrollably.

My wife, KayEm, just shook her head and said. “This series obviously appeals to the Y chromosome.” By this time, N and I were both cracking up.

“Some of the people were sticking their heads out of the underwear because it was so stinky,” N said.

“I would imagine so,” I said. “I don’t think I’d like to be stuck inside someone else’s underwear.”

“Daddy,” said N. “Do you know who Captain Underpant’s nemesis is?”

“Is it Mr. Poopy Pants?”

“No,” N said. “It’s PROFESSOR Poopypants.”

“Poopy pants,” chimed in my 2-year-old son, X.

“Thanks a lot guys,” said KayEm.

“Poopy, pants. Poopy pants. Poopy Pants.” said X. We all cracked up. While KayEm and my daughter, Nee just shook their heads.

I guess it is a Y chromosome thing.

Stay Strong,

The word underpants makes my kids crack up every time. What makes your children laugh?

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Frederick J. Goodall

Frederick J. Goodall is the founder of Mocha Dad - a parenting website focused on fatherhood. He is passionate about parenting and helping men to be great dads, husbands, and role models. You can contact him at fjgoodall@mochadad.com or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mochadad