Doo rags (and doo-doo rags)

You’ve heard of doo rags, right?  Those bandana, kerchief-like biker headwear??   But, have you heard of Doo-Doo Rags?

Let me explain.

One year when our eldest nephew was around five-years-old, we asked what he wanted for Christmas.   His father answered for him, “He just needs some tidy-whiteys.”   The nephew thought this was hilarious, so he chimed right in.

“Tidy-whiteys…that’s all I want.”

Being the smart alecs we are, we bought jockey shorts for both the nephew and the B-i-L that Christmas.

They vowed revenge.

Since that time, we have wrapped up tidy-whiteys in one form or another, each family taking a turn to return the favor. We have gifted more socks and underwear over the years, but we have also been pretty creative.    One year we turned the underwear into hobo sacks, complete with bamboo sticks.   (My sister’s family was in a camping phase at that point.)

One year I found “The World’s Largest Underpants” (size 98-100) and we gifted them with the hugest pair of tidy-whiteys in existence.    We have a great photo of the nephews standing in one leg and The Hubs standing in the other.

The next year, they tie-dyed them and regifted them back to us.

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They made their uncle stand in them all alone that year.   (These do look a bit disgusting, I have to admit.)

 

Most recently, someone has dropped the ball (no pun intended) and the tidy-whitey exchange has been missed.

We are getting them this year.    Aunt Debra made “Doo-Doo Rags” for them.

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A bit of sewing was done.

I took boys size 7 Fruit of the Looms, put two darts in the front…

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We present the doo-doo rag.

…and sewed up the legs.    I like the hipster-doofus, stocking-cap looking flap hanging off the back.

I am having to ship these to them but I would LOVE to see the look on the two nephews’ faces when they open these.   We definitely need to be sent some Christmas Day pictures of them stylin’ their new headgear.

Hmmm…I wonder how they will get back at us next year?

Update on the weather…

These pictures were from yesterday.  We got about 1/2 inch of ice and a dusting of snow on top of that.   We have two bent pine trees that I am hoping will thaw soon.   (Thank goodness nothing stuck to the roads.)

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Ice and snow on dried chive blossoms.

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Our yaupon holly. I can’t help it. I think ice is beautiful at times.

Since I am leaving you with no recipes today, please check these out.    Click here for the honorable mention winners of the 12 Days of Cookies contest.   (Nope, I didn’t even get a mention.   There is always next year.)   The winner was Three Kings Spice Cookie which sounds delicious.   Hope you check these out.

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