3-Year-Old Accidentally Gets Sent to School With Underwear as Pants, and the Mom's Reaction Is Priceless

A Maryland dad let his daughter pick out her outfit for school. Her choice? "Short shorts"—aka potty-training underwear.

Kids will wear anything to school if you let them. That's what one Maryland couple found out firsthand when their sneaky toddler managed to pull off a cheeky outfit at school. While Mom was away at work, Dad dropped their daughter off at school wearing only a pair of potty-training underwear as pants.

The girl's mother, Aliza Friedlander, had just gotten a new job after spending five years as a stay-at-home parent. That morning, she had an early work event, so she left dad Brad Friedlander to get the kids—Lila, 5, and Brooklyn, 3—ready for school. Brooklyn picked out her own outfit, and Dad rolled with it.

What followed was nothing short of hilarious.

"Apparently," Aliza wrote in an ensuing Instagram post, "my daughter decided to wear underwear (not just any underwear but thick diaper like training underwear used for potty training) and told my husband they were 'short shorts.'"

After a friend from school alerted her to the outfit mishap, Aliza texted her husband and posted their exchange online.

"You sent her to school in underwear," Aliza wrote her husband.

"Who?" he asked.

"Brooklyn," Aliza replied.

That's when Brad explained that their very clever daughter had told him they were shorts.

"They are not," Aliza said. "She is in underwear."

"It's the talk of the school," she texted. But her mom friends onsite at the school had her back: They made sure everyone knew it was Dad's doing, and snapped a pretty hilarious pic of Brooklyn showing off her outfit.

Despite the potential for embarrassment, Aliza laughed it all off. "I think if I really felt there was a problem or that Brad wasn't a capable father, I wouldn't have found it funny," she told NBC's Today show at the time. "But I know how wonderful he is and that this was just an unfortunate accident."

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Aliza Friedlander.

And after the parents pieced together the events of the morning, Aliza wrote on Instagram: "Based on her smile and the fact she locked her door while getting dressed, I'm pretty sure she knew they weren't shorts!" Aliza wrote.

Better watch out, fam. You might be in for some major practical jokes as Brooklyn grows up.

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