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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?


noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 20:31:20

grin 'effing trampy' pmsl.

freerangeeggs Fri 08-Mar-13 20:31:57

I've been to Sainsbury's in my PJs. I'm lazy and I have made my peace with that.


Plus my tartan pyjamas are HAWT

noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 20:35:54

Yes my PJs are always White co and worn with stella mccartney coat and sheepskin boots I did have standards. And always had my face on!

ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 08-Mar-13 20:36:09

The only time I've done this was the summer that I was very pregnant with the twins. The bump was measuring the equivalent of about 50 weeks. The only things that still fitted were pyjama bottoms and big floaty t-shirts. I was so uncomfortable, could hardly walk (SPD) and was starting to feel really ill. Fashion rules were the least of my worries! grin

BegoniaBampot Fri 08-Mar-13 20:40:40

I've stuck my boots on and tucked my PJ's in and wore a long coat to pop to school or to the garage for milk - shoot me now!

LST Fri 08-Mar-13 20:41:42

I wear onsies to walk my dog smile

noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 20:42:22

I get a weird enjoyment out of dressing like a bag lady now and agin. It is definitely why I love it when it snows as I see days and days of mad clothes ahead of mesmile.

ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 08-Mar-13 20:43:06

And I was also covered in bruises from having low platelets. I must have looked an absolute sight on the Nursery run!

MerylStrop Fri 08-Mar-13 20:44:06

I'll never do it, but then I would never be seen dead in anything remotely casual
But I don't care if other people do
(maybe I've lived in Liverpool too long)

ClippedPhoenix Fri 08-Mar-13 20:49:32

I go to the corner shop all the time in my PJ's. With a coat over and boots on of course.

Like Noddy, I also like to dress very very down some days. So what?

apostropheuse Fri 08-Mar-13 20:51:49

Now now ladies, there's a medical condition which causes this unseemly behaviour. Please be sensitive.

It's called lazybastarditis.

noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 20:52:45

Oh no its not laziness with me I have plenty of time and could change I just like it sometimes.

MyDarlingClementine Fri 08-Mar-13 20:54:46

Ummm I think there are some flip sides here.

I did go out once in my nightwear with a friend, more for a laugh really and it was soooo liberating not to care what people thought. My friend took a looong time to preen herself and get dressed and we wanted to go somewhere quickly so I said - " well lets not get dressed then" and we sped off in nightwear....

It must be nice not to care what people think a la facebook man in his flip flops..

however I would not brave enough to do our school run in PJ's, But then again, some people look nicer in thier pj's scruffy than others do all dressed up in thier sunday do you judge them?

noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 20:56:50

I admit I turn my nose up at wrap dresses and nude shoes

Tubegirl Fri 08-Mar-13 21:02:55

See Noddyholder - why didn't you just say so! If they're designer it's ok....

cozietoesie Fri 08-Mar-13 21:06:42

Thinking back, I do remember going out to get warm rolls from the local bakery in the early hours one morning wearing a coat and boots.


noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 21:10:22

I don't judge whether you are in primark PJs or a savile row suit Just don't care!

TheDetective Fri 08-Mar-13 21:28:03

Fucking hell there are some knobbers about. Love to see how perfect you really are. hmm

Anyway, when I do the school run of a morning (or afternoon after a night shift) I'm in my pjs. Only because I don't have to get out the car. I go home, do a little housework, then get showered and dressed. On my days off that is. I work full time. So I'll be damned if I'm getting up at 6am on my days off to do that before school.

Works for me. And I'm definitely not lazy, nor trampy! Quite the opposite in fact! Horses for courses. If you aren't traipsing the streets in them, and no one will see, then what is the problem?? Really?

lottieandmia Fri 08-Mar-13 21:29:51

I've never seen this where I live, not once. I wouldn't dream of going out in my pyjamas.

noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 21:51:14

if its good enough for her

maddening Fri 08-Mar-13 22:00:11

I think thezebra got it spot on.

noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 22:04:21

the zebra couldn't be more wrong about me if she tried. What a load of crap.

Iteotwawki Fri 08-Mar-13 22:05:25

I've never seen anyone do the school run (or supermarket shop, or anything out in public) wearing night clothes of any sort. Obviously not an NZ thing!

DH has picked me up from the airport a few times with the boys wearing pyjamas (the boys not DH, he was in shorts / T shirt) and nobody minded. Then again they were in gorgeous stripey fluffy dressing gowns and big fluffy slippers and it was a late plane I was coming in on!

maddening Fri 08-Mar-13 22:05:36

you think not I think so <shrugs>

noddyholder Fri 08-Mar-13 22:09:53

Shrug away I contribute loads. Have a successful career and my son was always well looked after and fed and is 18 now and strangely he has never mentioned it and it hasn't harmed him he is a lovely boy. Mind you I know lots of people who wouldn't bat an eyelid at that sort of thing. PMSL at all the judgey mums thinking being at ease with yourself indicates you neglect your children. Threads like this always make me laugh as I know no one IRL as uptight and frankly silly

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