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wearing pyjamas to school

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gallifrey Fri 16-Nov-12 09:48:15

Am I the only person that thinks sending children to school in their nightwear is a bit inappropriate?

Although having worked with young sex offenders am I being over sensitive?

insancerre Fri 16-Nov-12 09:49:31

And a bit weird
Not everything is about sex

SoupDragon Fri 16-Nov-12 09:50:11

Over sensitive IMO.

DDs nightwear shows less than her school uniform does.

Feminine Fri 16-Nov-12 09:51:00

Our school did this today.

All the staff were in their nightclothes too!

Its quite funny grin if not a bit chilly.

Imnotaslimjim Fri 16-Nov-12 09:51:26

YABU, sorry. As Soup said, DD's PJ's cover more than her uniform is she wears socks rather than tights so I can't see anything wrong tbh

toofattorun Fri 16-Nov-12 09:51:37

This morning I was concerned about my child being too cold to wear pyjamas to school. That never crossed my mind. I don't know how a sex offender's brain works.

Santasinmypudenda Fri 16-Nov-12 09:52:23

They wear pyjamas not Skimpy lacy night dresses.

It's not sexual at all

twolittlemonkeys Fri 16-Nov-12 09:52:49

I think you are being a bit U, but you're obviously not the only one because I overheard a mother ranting about wearing pyjamas in the playground this morning and I thought it was a shame - the children were giddy with excitement at being able to wear pyjamas to school and she's there very vocally pouring cold water over their excitement.

twolittlemonkeys Fri 16-Nov-12 09:53:33

My boys wore fleecy onesies to overcome the problem of it being too cold for pyjamas.

GobblersSparklyExplodingKnob Fri 16-Nov-12 09:53:37

YABU and more than a little weird.

gallifrey Fri 16-Nov-12 09:53:39

Ok that's fine then! I thought it may have only been me being a bit over sensitive about it. I am a bit OTT about anything like that but if you worked where I did you have to be on your guard about things like that all the time.

freddiefrog Fri 16-Nov-12 09:53:44

Mine have gone in in their onesies today, all the staff, including the head teacher have jama-ed up too.

I don't think it's inappropriate, just a bit of fun. Blue Peter have been doing a big wear your PJs to school campaign too

StripyMagicDragon Fri 16-Nov-12 09:54:04

it's a bit of fun to raise money. alot of the girls and boys were wearing onesies as far as I could see, nothing particularly revealing or inappropriate.
bit cold though!

coppertop Fri 16-Nov-12 09:54:16


The sex offenders are the ones who ought to be changing their ways and habits, not the children.

Lancelottie Fri 16-Nov-12 09:55:50

DS (age 16) was a bit taken aback to find that his secondary school were doing this. He doesn't have any pyjamas (sleeps in t-shirt and trackies. I've stopped arguing). Honour was satisfied by bunging a dressing gown over the top.

wonkylegs Fri 16-Nov-12 09:56:03

I think your overthinking it. Kids PJs aren't sexual they are a piece of clothing.
It would be inappropriate (& weird) if they were going in, in sexy underwear.... Long sleeve top & bottoms, is just a variation on clothes albeit a slightly silly one.

Sparklingbrook Fri 16-Nov-12 09:56:04

I think it's fine and if DS2 wasn't coughing his lungs up on the settee he would have gone to school in his. Stripy the cold was my first thought. grin

RightUpMyRue Fri 16-Nov-12 09:56:59

YABU but your work has probably tainted your view.

DD went in in a onesie, dressing gown and slipper boots. She was very warm and well covered up.

I see no problem with it, the children love it and it's for charity.

Convert Fri 16-Nov-12 09:58:50

Ds1s school and ds2s nursery did this today and they were so excited! I thought it was lovely all the kids running around this morning in their jamas.

MordionAgenos Fri 16-Nov-12 10:01:37

DD2 went in in a fleecy onesie and normal fluffy boots. I was concerned she'd be too cold even in the onesie (after all, she wears it to lounge around in t home and we have the heating on, so.....the school is not warm, it really isn't) but DH was concerned she'd be too hot, purely I think because he regards onesies with suspicion verging on hatred. grin

Poledra Fri 16-Nov-12 10:07:37

My children went in wearing their fleecy PJs but with T-shirts and tights on underneath, as I was worried about the cold too! OP, I understand where your concerns are coming from, but all I say today were a bunch of desperately overexcited kids covered from neck to toes in some variation of snuggly PJs. Actually, I feel sorry for the teachers dealing with that level of excitement grin

TiredBooyhoo Fri 16-Nov-12 10:11:44

wow. i never would have even considered that some people would see a sexual element to children wearing PJs to school. sad

LtEveDallas Fri 16-Nov-12 10:13:30

Are you thinking that the children are naked underneath? Is that your worry?

They'll be wearing socks, knickers and vests under I'm sure, so its no different to wearing a trackie in that case. smile. DD is actually dressed as a bear today, wearing a fleece onsie, but has underwear and a Tshirt underneath.

yorks05 Fri 16-Nov-12 10:14:15

In our school dc were told to wear clothes underneath. DD2 refused because another child told her her legs looked fat the last time they did this. That made me so sad.
Certainly not concerned in any other way.

crazygracieuk Fri 16-Nov-12 10:16:01

Mine went in onesies and trainers. Many others turned up in dressing gowns over their pyjamas.

My secondary school child sleeps in boxers. If his school were doing pyjamas I would have suggested a T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms.

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