To no understand taking your dc(s) to school wearing your pyjamas?

(136 Posts)
MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Mar-13 09:22:25

I don't get it.

I don't mean a one-off: I've seen it happen quite a few times.

Maybe it's more a reflection on me, as I'm just about okay being seen without make-up. I see myself as a representative of my DD and I'd rather be late than take her in wearing my dressing gown. I'd also feel an utter dickhead.

I understand being pushed for time and the priority getting your dc(s) washed and dressed but, still. Why not just put some jogging bottoms and a top on? Why wear fleecy pjs?

AIBU?

noddyholder Sat 09-Mar-13 14:52:52

The valid reason is personal choice I am not lazy at all I put a lot of effort into how I look but sometimes I just don't feel like getting dressed! Ds not at school now but I still would nip to shops. Have just asked ds if anyone ever mentioned it and he laughed NO!

I have started wearing cheap leggings and long length tshirts as my pyjamas on school nights. Up, throw on boots, coat and hat, out with dogs.

Most days I manage to have a shower and change before school run, but don't look as if wearing Pj's so sometimes I don't bother.

Wouldn't be seen dead out in something fleecy, patterned and obviously pyjamas though.

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 09-Mar-13 14:41:35

Some onesies are not sleepwear one of my children has several and no way would some be comfortable to sleep in and they are marketed as leasure wear.

They may not be to your taste nor are they mine but I wouldn't judge anyone for having different ideas as to what constitutes stylish.

ihearsounds Sat 09-Mar-13 14:36:04

I really don't understand it, and it is laziness. There is no valid reason to do it. And children do say something, just not to the adults, but to the lazy persons child.
It got to the point that the ht has put a ban on pj's in school. How sad is that, grown adults being reminded to not wear their pj's. A few of the children were getting constantly teased about their parents in their pj's.

crashdoll Sat 09-Mar-13 14:30:10

I can understand doing the school run in your pjs if you genuinely run out of time. I cannot understand going to Tesco and picking up several items, unless it is an emergency. In my area, Tesco hasn't banned pjs and I saw someone in a pink onesie picking up a few bits and bobs. Now, perhaps I am being unfair and she had a pringle related emergency but otherwise, I think it is a tad lazy!

If you're smart enough to wear pjs that look like trackies, then you're win win. grin

FanFuckingTastic Sat 09-Mar-13 13:57:05

I've done pyjamas. I've done sleeping in clothes and going in them. I seem to have a get out of jail free card because I do it on a mobility scooter.

Fakebook Sat 09-Mar-13 13:51:44

I've never seen anyone wear pyjamas to drop their children off to school. I've seen jogging bottoms and sweatshirts, but everyone gets dressed up very nicely at our school in the mornings.

flippinada Sat 09-Mar-13 13:47:22

Seeker in your position I'd be doing the same!

flippinada Sat 09-Mar-13 13:46:07

Yes noddy you're probably right.

Actually now I think of it my neighbour has done it once or twice that I remember.
Is not really a big deal in the scheme of things tbh.

seeker Sat 09-Mar-13 13:41:16

Ah. I didn't have my bath til after doing all that. But in mitigation, I had had a shower at gone midnight last night and didn't put the pyjamas in question on til 2am.......

Dededum Sat 09-Mar-13 13:40:50

Friends hubby, drove son to school about 30 minutes in his pyjamas. No reason to leave car. Not feeling very well ending up vomiting by the side of the road in his jim jams.

noddyholder Sat 09-Mar-13 13:39:04

grin Maybe all the people who say they have never seen anyone have but just haven't noticed because it is not such a big deal!

everlong Sat 09-Mar-13 13:38:35

See I have no problem with that seeker. I have done similar myself. If I've had a bath put my pj's on then have to go and pick someone up in the car I would stay in them.

Very different to getting out of bed then schlepping to school, then the supermarket in pj's you've slept in.

seeker Sat 09-Mar-13 13:33:02

grin today I took dp to the station for 6.00, dcluluttered the car and put oil in it, collected ds from a sleepover, took him to football, did horses and collected ds from football. All in my pyjamas.

My heart sang all the time thinking about this thread............!

flippinada Sat 09-Mar-13 08:56:04

I've never actually seen this in three plus years of doing the school run.

Where does it happen?

Only ever heard of this on here. Next trip to the UK I'm going to be hanging round the school gates in the morning and then legging itto Tesco to see if I spot any.

noddyholder Sat 09-Mar-13 08:45:36

I never wear pjs in bed though.

thegreylady Sat 09-Mar-13 08:33:19

My dc had ponies when they were young and I often got up very early on show days to feed and plait before travelling. The stables were a short drive away. One morning I decided to wear my dressing gown over my PJ's so I could have a shower back at home. My dressing gown was pink and fluffy.
The sight of it was enough to send a normally placid animal into a whinnying tailspin of terror which set off all the other ponies in the yard and brought the owner out with a shotgun to find me giggling uncontrollably while chaos reigned around me. I never left the house in night attire again :-)

Eastpoint Sat 09-Mar-13 08:27:00

I have seen friends do it when they have felt hungover exhausted and are going straight back to bed. However they have been dropping off children by car & have coats on over the top so no one would know (probably shouldn't have been driving on reflection). I think it's probably easier to do with older children as then they can make their own breakfast.

coffeeismywine Sat 09-Mar-13 08:24:24

posted too soon

the go to bed in your joggers thing. But she definitely doesn't go in her pjs any more.

coffeeismywine Sat 09-Mar-13 08:23:47

A salutory tale for you ladies.

My friend used to regularly take her kids to school in her pjs and dressing gown. She would drive to school, drop the kids off, go home, clean and then get showered and dressed. Then she put her car in the hedge one icy morning last winter.

She gets dressed now. Or she may do th

MusicalEndorphins Sat 09-Mar-13 08:19:44

I can only see (myself) wearing them in public if being taken to the hospital in an emergency situation. I love my pj's and wear them whenever I can, but only in the privacy of my own home.

ravenAK Sat 09-Mar-13 00:52:41

There's a really easy solution - stop buying pyjamas!

Who needs them?

Afaic, when t-shirts & leggings/tracksuit bottoms get a bit too tatty for daytime wear, they become pyjamas. But still look sufficiently like 'real' clothes to pass muster on a potter to the corner shop for milk.

I just don't understand pyjamas. All they are is a t-shirt & loose trews, right? Often with a Daffy Duck print or whatever, presumably to remind you that you are only allowed to wear them in bed. Unlike the otherwise identical Daffy-free outfit (plain t-shirt, jogging bottoms/leggings) that you are 'allowed' to wear to Tescos or on the school run.

It's all just 'scruffs', whether you are wearing it to make tea or muck out the stable. I prefer to save the worrying about clothes for work or going-out things.

MichelleRooJnr Sat 09-Mar-13 00:38:19

I picked a child up from nursery last week in pjs!
At 5:30pm!

I'd been on night shift, had just got up and my friend phoned in a panic at 5:25 to say she was stuck in traffic about a minute's drive away and could I please get her daughter from nursery before they closed at 5:30 (she gave me a secret code word to be allowed to get her)
The nursery is at the end of my street.
I really only had time to pull on boots and a coat so it might not have been very obvious I was wearing pjs apart from the stripey trousers.
But I was.
And had bed hair and no make up.

Not that it bothered me at all - so what if I'm not dressed? What difference if I'm wearing jeans or pjs - so long as child gets collected?

OutragedFromLeeds Sat 09-Mar-13 00:31:34

YANBU to not understand it.

YABU to think that you need to understand the motivation behind everyone elses behaviour.

Someone wearing pyjamas to school doesn't harm you, or your child, or them, or their child, or in fact anyone.

You'd feel an utter dickhead, they evidently don't. Fine.

Find something more interesting to occupy your mind would be my advice to you.

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