White Trash Wonder Women

No, this picture didn’t take place on Halloween.

It’s evidence of yet another fabulously trashy tip I picked up from my youth.  When there’s nothing on the three TV channels you have in small town Iowa, dress up and run around in your underwear (and diaper if you’re not yet potty trained) with your sister and conduct a photo shoot – creating your own fun.


Rescuing a ho-hum Friday night.

This photo captures many beautiful aspects from my childhood home. Multi-colored carpet (a gorgeous green, brown and a yellow mix that was sightly shag) in the kitchen (because it’s oh-so-easy to clean food out of fiber), a rotary phone on the wall (where my mom conversed with others in her ‘nice’ voice when we were in trouble, all the while pointing her finger and mouthing just how much trouble we were going to be in when she hung up), and the kitchen counter complete with a few Coors cans (now vintage style), waiting to be cashed in for five cents each (a recycling incentive that should be everywhere) at Cheese’s, the local grocery store.

By supplying us with Wonder Woman Underoos, my sister and I single-handedly created evening entertainment for the whole family (a burden we were more than happy to carry, if you can’t tell).

It’s like my folks came home after a long week and went down the checklist to ensure a smooth Friday evening:

Beer for us? Check.

Costumes (in this case Underoos) for girls to keep them busy? Check.

Beer for us? Check.

Camera to capture this precious moment forever? Check.

Oh, and beer for us? Check. Check. Check.

Looking back having so much fun in our fancy Underoos does seem to land on the white trashy side.  But we looked good doing it, right?




33 thoughts on “White Trash Wonder Women

  1. aliciabenton says:

    Okay, so I laughed as soon as I saw the title of your post today in my inbox…

    Then, I laughed ever harder after I read your post…

    And EVEN harder than THAT when I saw the photo!

    You girls were EPIC!

  2. Jolene says:

    OMG I had those!!!! LOVED my wonder woman underroos!!! ya know Target has some wonder woman underwear that I’m really tempted to buy just to settle that little girl in me who at times misses running around in her underroos.

  3. 1EarthUnited says:

    That’s what family time’s all about. The pictures are priceless! Any 8mm home videos, lol. ♥

  4. Oh yes you look pawesome doing it! =^.^=

  5. Tricia says:

    Seriously, every one of your posts has me laughing!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

  6. Ha, great picture. Those guns! Could hurt someone with those

  7. are you wearing bunny ears or is that a shadow behind your head?

  8. Phil Lanoue says:

    Did those Coors cans require a church key to open ’em, or did they already have that little push button top by then?
    And that photo is an instant classic!

    • Not sure about the church key (as I wasn’t the master of cocktails yet) but I can find out from my folks (who probably don’t remember because they were busy guzzling and wanting to shoot themselves in the head from the Wonder Women Friday night fun night).

  9. I always wanted Wonder Woman underoos when I was a kid.

    • Girl, no wrestling! We were way too good at thinking we looked cute. And my sister never wanted to roll around on the floor WWF style because she thought she might lose her diaper (and I was a bit concerned about what that would mean for me…)

  10. SerachShiro says:

    You both were really two Wonder Woman in underhoos …..hahaha ! This title is to funny and compliments for the magnificent vintage photo 🙂 !

  11. Once a Wonder Woman always a Wonder Woman I say. I guarantee all of your followers are “wondering” about you right now.

  12. Kaufman's Kavalkade says:

    My grandma mailed me underroos for my birthday once. Spider man… They were ok, but for a birthday gift? LoL.

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