I’ve heard this phrase many times throughout my life, “Just put on your big girl panties and get over it.” It is usually after we wallow in the sorrows. It starts with a list of life’s troubles, interrupted with deep breaths, tears. Yes, there are times where a pat on the shoulder, “Stop your crying and move on, Soldier” is needed. I’ve often said the eleventh commandment should be, “Thou shall not freak out and pull your panties up too tight.” Nevertheless, today I feel a example should be made for just putting on big girl panties because we’ve all been there.
First, ‘big girl panties’ must be defined. The expression is that the person must grow up, show some adulthood, resolution, and perhaps stop expecting someone else to fix their life. The phrase panties (all sizes, shape and color) are what’s hidden on the inside. Pardon me, but I’m going to be literal for a moment. Girl panties vs. Men’s underwear which are defined as boxers or briefs have a visible hole to vent and we all need to vent.
“Day of the Week” panties were a birthday present I treasured when I was 10 years old. Just think a new freak out day in a new color of your desire. Now think about the thongs, these panties have half the blow a gasket day and to me are well-known as female action hero’s big girl panties. It takes a real woman to wear thongs.
My point, I have had many put on your big girl panties freak out days and I have grabbed my best pair and just rocked that day’s pretty undergarment and view my day with a positive outlook because tomorrow is another day.
JW Lockhart, writes about the puzzling parts of growing up a southern girl.