WE were doing the morning mad run and getting dressed for school when Indy announces: "You don't really need knickers, you know Mum."
Me: "Yes you do. Hurry up and get dressed please."
Five minutes later I walk through the lounge and guess what was discarded like an insignificant on the ground?
Me: "Indigo! Put your knickers on!"
Indy: "But why do I need them? I can just wear my uniform. I don't need them."
Me: "Yes you do. Put them on now."
Indy: "I don't need them Mum. Tell me why they're so important?"
Me: "Because… everyone wears them - put them on!"
That's the best answer I had at the time. It's one of those questions kids conveniently throw at you when you're running around 10 minutes late in the morning, that make you stop when you know you haven't answered creatively enough.
And there will always be more questions - kids are relentless.
But they are very practical too.
Really, why is underwear so important? Children don't seem to give a dime in the world if they're stark naked.
Just finished in the toilet? Let's run free through the house and see what reaction we can get. Then there's the post-bath nudist run kids love just as much as adults love a cold Friday afternoon beverage.
The one where they zoom past shrieking like a banshee, with wet hair and bare bottom in all their born-day glory taking over the living room for anyone who cares to pay attention, like the little freedom seekers that they are.
Wouldn't it be nice, in the middle of just another normal day, to do something that makes you feel so exhilarated?
Going commando just might do that for me. Well, at least for a little while!
And on one random Wednesday morning I thought bugger it - let the liberation of something new begin.
It's a great way to start your day laughing at yourself because it feels a little foolish.
So, I dare you. The next time you feel less than awesome or just want to feel like you know something no one else does - give yourself a panty-free day.
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