A couple of weeks ago we were sitting around the house having drinks with some friends of ours the night before they left for their PCS move. Our husbands were recently deployed together. Someone said something funny about pants and their girls launched into the "Pants on the Ground" song and dance, which was funny. At least most of us thought so.
Turns out, the guys were engaged elsewhere when the whole thing went down (pun intended) and missed the viral nature of Pants on the Ground. I'm sure dad was wondering why his pre-teen and six year-old daughters were singing about pants being on the ground....
I don't even watch American Idol but I knew what Pants on the Ground was all about. Funny how you forget what your partner misses when they're away, even the trivial things. And some things are just hard to explain. As they say, "You had to be there."
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