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

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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?


bangwhizz Fri 08-Mar-13 09:57:29

I don't do it and haven't seen anyone else do it.But if they did -so what? It isn't hurting anyone is it?
schooldidi I think your mum was beyond rude to say that!!

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Fri 08-Mar-13 09:57:41

I wore my pyjamas when I took my DS to school this morning.

Because of World Book Day. DS wore his pyjamas too, and we brought teddy with us and a storybook and all the mums and dads could read bedtime stories to the children after register. I would never wear my pyjamas to school usually - and I'm lazy as fuck.

MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Mar-13 10:08:05

bang of course it's not hurting anyone and in the grand scheme of things, it's beyond trivial. It's just a lighthearted observation and I'm quite positive my dress sense isn't to everyone's tastes, either.

Jojobump1986 Fri 08-Mar-13 10:11:35

My sister does this. She even agreed to pick my dad up after a Christmas work's do one year & not only turned up in her PJs but went in to find him! He's not asked her again since!

I agree with HDEE. My house would have to be burning down around me for me to go out without 'proper' clothes on. In fact, the fire would have to be between me & my clothes. If the fire wasn't huge & wasn't in the way I'd probably be tempted to grab some clothes while calling the fire brigade & change in the porch before going outside!

Having said that, I do shock, horror open the front door & put one foot outside while wearing PJs on a regular basis to throw dirty nappies in the bin. Only smelly ones mind, the wet ones just sit in their bag in the porch until I've put some clothes on! blush

Tailtwister Fri 08-Mar-13 10:36:19

I don't understand it either OP. It's odd and imo doesn't really show your children a good example if their parents can't even be arsed to get dressed to take them to school.

notquiteruralbliss Fri 08-Mar-13 10:52:16

I'd do it & it wouldn't bother me at all to see someone else in PJs. If I'm not working, I see no reason to dress to please anyone but myself. Though I tend to favour the other approach, which is going to bed in the ratty clothes I wear at home / on the yard.

Aspiemum2 Fri 08-Mar-13 10:53:03

I have never seen this ever, I always assume people are joking about people doing the school run in their pj's!
I am generally pretty lazy & disorganised but I can dress myself - it's a pretty basic skill confused

seeker Fri 08-Mar-13 10:53:38

My dd once said to me "mum, putting wellies on over your pyjamas does not constitute getting dressed!"

kelhen Fri 08-Mar-13 11:00:56

I saw a woman in our town one morning wearing pink pyjamas, very high heels and what looked like a real fur jacket. Just bizarre.

Bananasinfadedpjs Fri 08-Mar-13 11:04:15

No way would I set foot out of my front door without clothes on.

Sometimes the postman rings with a parcel early in the morning, and I have to frantically struggle into jeans and a jumper between buzzing him in the main door and him arriving at the door of my flat. I couldn't bring myself to open the door to him in my pyjamas.

But once I was taken to hospital by ambulance in the middle of the night - I managed to struggle into trousers but had to keep my pyjama top on (too painful to take it off). I had to go home the following day (by bus) with the same pyjama top on - mortified does not cover it, even though I had a fairly good excuse.

MrsKeithRichards Fri 08-Mar-13 11:09:41

Lazy and grubby.

Top tip time. Leggings, decent long boots and a long coat are your friends for looking presentable in the morning.

thezebrawearspurple Fri 08-Mar-13 11:11:00

Teenage fashions excepted, I think it indicates something seriously wrong with the wearer. How can anyone be so lacking in self respect or dignity? I don't buy the busy excuse, people who go out in their pjs are the very ones who don't do anything with their day. They're not going to work or the gym dressed like that, they're not taking their other kids anywhere and I don't believe for one second they're going home to clean their house as one poster suggested, if that was the case, their house would be spotless from daily scrubbing and they'd have a clean pair of jeans at hand to change into for going out. Everybody has 30 seconds to change.

The public pyjamas wearers are the types who crawl out of bed at the last minute to drop their probably unfed children off at school before going home to go back to bed/lie on the couch until they have to drag themselves back out to pick up the kids. By not bothering to get dressed they're telling the world that they don't work or have any reason to get ready for the day and they're too lazy to take a few seconds to get dressed let alone cook, clean, pay attention to or look after their kids.

I have never seen a frail elderly person or disabled person dressed in anything other than clothes and I'm sure it must be hard for them to get ready so when it comes to normal women (always women) being pure lazy, I have no empathy, it's laziness, lack of self respect, no respect for others (the world is not your bedroom) and a fuck you to a society they can't be bothered contributing to in any way.

MamaMumra Fri 08-Mar-13 11:37:55

Cliched generalisations zebra ?

midastouch Fri 08-Mar-13 11:42:32

YANBU i would never leave the house in my pjamas its just not right! how llong does it take to change into some day clothes!

midastouch Fri 08-Mar-13 11:43:48

I opened door to the postman in my PJs earlier blush was so embarassed. Do you think they keep them on and go to bed in them after wearing them in the street?

thezebrawearspurple Fri 08-Mar-13 11:44:58

Probably Mama but generalisations form for a reason, I have never seen a 'normal' person parade themselves in public like that, there is a 'type'.

Fillybuster Fri 08-Mar-13 11:47:03

I've been known to collect dh from the station very late at night in my dressing gown, pjs and slippers...maybe I should be making more of an effort?

<ponders purchase of silk nightie and fluffy mules for the midnight tube run>


SooticaTheWitchesCat Fri 08-Mar-13 11:56:28

YANBU I could never go to school in my PJs, I feel silly just opening the door and grabbing the milk off the doorstep in mine just in case anyone sees me!

It is just plain lazy, it only takes a minute to put some clothes on. I expect they haven't even had a wash in the morning either, or brushed their teeth. To me that is just slobbish behaviour.

I saw one mum at our school not only in her PJs and slippers but with a snuggie blanket wrapped round her too. She got some very odd looks in the playground.

IneedAsockamnesty Fri 08-Mar-13 11:58:57

I've taken one of my kids to school when I've been soaking wet and just wearing a dressing gown and wellies,

He had been on his way in a taxi I was in the shower when the taxi phoned and told me he was waiting at the side of the road he wouldn't move the car and unless I was there in less than 5 mins he was plonking dc on the pavement and driving off.

I have never been unemployed I'm a net contributor my children are always fed and I don't much care what people like zebra assume about me.

Whydobabiescry Fri 08-Mar-13 12:10:02

YANBU wearing pjs outside is totally lazy IMO. I also don't understand some people who literally stay in their pyjamas all day, the same pyjamas that they slept in yuk!

DoJo Fri 08-Mar-13 12:38:16

I wouldn't personally do it, but I can't really see the harm if others want to. And I would probably prioritise being on time over how I looked if it was a question of being late or being dressed.

Snoopingforsoup Fri 08-Mar-13 12:49:33

I look like crap compared to the good fragrant ladies of our suburban loveliness. I'd be lynched if I went near the school in pyjamas! I have to say - I would not be tempted to leave the house in pyjamas or a dressing gown anyway. I have no idea when this became acceptable, but it really is pretty dowdy and depressing to think about. Even joggers and a hoody take seconds to pull on.

Jojobump1986 Fri 08-Mar-13 12:50:45

No way would I set foot out of my front door without clothes on.

That's probably for the best bananas, you can get arrested for that sort of thing! wink grin

seeker Fri 08-Mar-13 13:48:09

I wear track suit style pyjamas. I put wellies on, do the school run ( don't have to get out of the car) go and do the horses and I'm home and in the shower with a cup of coffee by 8.30ish. That wqy I can justify clean pyjamas every night.

seeker Fri 08-Mar-13 13:50:28

<reads thread. Hunts for lost self respect and dignity. Decides not to bother- as obviously not as insecure and judgemental as many people on this thread!>

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