While mum was busy attending a work event dad was in charge. And he may have dropped the ball just a little bit.

Three year old Brooklyn’s mum, Aliza Friedlander, was attending an early-morning work event, and left her preschooler with her dad in charge. The result? Her toddler wore a pair of white potty training underwear to school.

The dad drove his older daughter, Lila, 5, to school then met his mother-in-law, Anita King, at Brooklyn’s Tuesday-morning music class before heading to work.

But shortly after the class began, Mrs King noticed something was wrong with her granddaughter’s outfit.

“Her initial thought was she was wearing white bike shorts scrunched up in the front with a shirt covering them,” Aliza Friedlander told TODAY Parents. “I think when she went into the classroom and saw Brooklyn from behind, she realized that they, in fact, weren’t shorts.”

To make sure she was seeing things correctly, Mrs King approached a friend of the family for a second opinion.

“She stayed very calm and didn’t make a big deal about it and just turned to one of my close friends, Melissa, and asked, ‘I think Brooklyn is wearing underwear,’ to which Melissa said, ‘Yes,'” said Mrs Friedlander.

Like any good grandma, Mrs King handled things on her end like a pro, slipping into older sister Lila’s classroom to borrow a pair of extra shorts from her bag and taking Brooklyn back to music class properly clothed.

Soon after, Mrs Friedlander received a text message from her friend with a photo of her underwear-clad daughter.

“When I got the text message from my friend, I just shook my head and laughed,” said Mrs Friedlander, who then texted her husband: “You sent her to school in underwear.”

“She was actually wearing a pair of underwear under the underwear, so she was wearing them as shorts even though they weren’t,” said Mrs Friedlander.

“He has never let an epic fail happen like this before … he spends a ton of time with the girls and gets them dressed all the time, which is what makes this even funnier.”

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I’ve been a stay at home for more than five years. In May, I started working part-time and this morning I had an event that started before school drop off. My husband stayed home and helped get the kids out for school. Apparently, my daughter decided to wear underwear (not just any underwear but thick diaper like training underwear used for potty training) and told my husband they were “short shorts.” Based on her smile and the fact she locked her door while getting dressed, I’m pretty sure she knew they weren’t shorts!! Swipe ➡️ to see the messages that followed once I was informed of the situation, plus a picture of my daughter in school in underwear and the message I received from my girlfriend who filled me in on what was taking place! At least my husband remembered to brush the girls teeth and clean their newly pierced ears… so there’s that! ????‍♀️????????‍♀️???? . . . #workingmoms #worklifemomlife #headshake #funnymorning #lifeofaworkingmom #stayathomemom #stayathomemomlife #toddlers #threeyearsold #itsagoodstory #lotsoflaughs #lol #todayparentingteam #todayshow #todayshowparents #buzzfeedparenting #buzzfeedparents #scarymommy

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  • This made me laugh so much, I can definitely see this happening to me one day when hubbie is left in control!


  • We haven’t experienced this yet.


  • I’d prob need to see a pic of the potty training underwear for this to be funny. I’ve never seen the type that look like shorts, only the pull ups/nappy pants, which still look like nappies


  • Haha 10 points for trying dad!


  • Typical man blame someone else for his error


  • Nope! Never had this happen!


  • My hub has done more silly things like putting a coat up side down on my daughter with the hood on the bum and not realising what he did wrong ;)


  • I love this so much lmao
    “Don’t leave them in the draw where she can pick them” ????????????


  • Lol i could see my partner doing something just as silly


  • haha, nope my partner has never done anything like this but my Dad did to me lol….and yep they were pj pants, little pink shorts that I told him I couldn’t wear but I think at the time he was thinking he was giving me a treat by letting me wear something pretty.


  • Poor guy. He was trying, and no real harm was done.


  • That’s actually kind of funny. Poor old Dad.


  • lol poor guy


  • Haha! Never happened to me, but so funny!


  • omg thats hilarious! well i’d have texted the exact same things to my husband if he did that and he would have replied exactly the same as this dad! can totally relate


  • That’s funny. As kids as young as that we were never given clothes choices. We didn’t have many.


  • Poor dad atleast you tried maybe next time pick anything that isn’t white.


  • I can definitely see my husband doing something like this.


  • Ops! Oh well, it happens. At least they had a good laugh! :-)

    • Some situations needs to be laughed about for sure!


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