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To have been really upset by my son and his own clothes day choice?

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Feminine Thu 06-Mar-14 14:43:28

DS is 15.

Today is own clothes day at school. In his infinite wisdom he decided that "for a laugh" he would wear his jeans with his sodding dressing gown!

I'm really failing to see the funny side. As all teens do, he is experimenting with finding his identity. MY DS has decided Mr Funny Man suits him best wink

I was livid though. I thought he looked really silly and that the school would too!

Was I unreasonable? I'd like to think I was as I'm still a bit cross 7 hrs later...

JazzAnnNonMouse Thu 06-Mar-14 14:45:51

7 hours of anger?! Get a sense of humour!

BumpyGrindy Thu 06-Mar-14 14:45:55

Livid? Why? confused he's 15! They do daft things...which they think are "funny"

gamerchick Thu 06-Mar-14 14:46:11

ah he has a sense of humor.. that's a good thing in a 15 yr old I would think.

You'll know how it went down when he gets in.

Thumbcat Thu 06-Mar-14 14:46:58

Does it really matter that he wanted to wear something a bit silly? I'd be pleased that he wasn't taking himself too seriously as I well remember the angst that non-uniform day used to cause me. Sorry but I think YABU.

winterhat Thu 06-Mar-14 14:48:03

YABU. Sounds harmless enough.

JeanSeberg Thu 06-Mar-14 14:48:10

I have 3 teenage sons, one is 15 same as yours OP. After reading on MN about the problems and awful situations that some teens and parents have to face, I thank my lucky stars every day that I've had no major problems with any of mine.

I'd advise you to do the same.

MoominsYonisAreScary Thu 06-Mar-14 14:48:40

Really? All the boys in ds2s class go in their onsies

mrscog Thu 06-Mar-14 14:48:51

Yabu be proud you have a son confident enough to experiment with humour in this way.

ShadowOfTheDay Thu 06-Mar-14 14:49:22

did he take a towel ??

World Book day and "Hitch-hikers guide" springs to mind.... just tell him how clever he was to link the own clothes day to world book day....

hootloop Thu 06-Mar-14 14:50:25

Don't be daft that is the kind of thing teenage boys do.
To be honest my brother still does stuff like that and he is nearly 26.

whodrankallthemilk Thu 06-Mar-14 14:50:43

i think i love your son! he sounds fab, and if he can take the flack for it... if there is any... good on him.

are you worried becuase the dressing gown is 'past its best'?

FunkyBoldRibena Thu 06-Mar-14 14:50:52

What has upset you exactly?

UnicornCrisps Thu 06-Mar-14 14:51:25

A few years back a lot of the boys in my brothers school went in morph suits , so it could be worse.

Binkyridesagain Thu 06-Mar-14 14:51:32

YABU it could have been worse my son would have dressed in his dragon onsie.

TulipOHare Thu 06-Mar-14 14:51:35

Don't know why you'd mind confused

Thought you were going to say he'd worn an offensive t-shirt or something.

You'd have had a conniption if you'd seen some of the ludicrous get-ups my little brother wore in his teens!

Feminine Thu 06-Mar-14 14:53:22

Okay...I'm being unreasonable!

I'm truly fine with that grin

I should have said it was light-hearted, and I do tend to throw the word 'livid' around a bit!

Actually, I suspect it was in defiance of the whole thing. Earlier he mentioned something on FB about it being difficult for those with self -esteem issues.

he has nice clothes though. I just bought him two lovely cardigans from next

JessePinkmansMom Thu 06-Mar-14 14:53:22

Well it's a bit odd - most teens are too self-consciously cool to want to waste the opportunity to wear something fashionable to school, but I certainly wouldn't feel angry over it. I think you are reacting a bit strangely to be honest.

MinesAPintOfTea Thu 06-Mar-14 14:53:52

Is he a big hitchhikers fan?

Feminine Thu 06-Mar-14 14:54:47

funcky I just think he looked stupid (if I'm honest)

I'd like him to look nice

The dressing gown used to belong to my Mother! grin

Feminine Thu 06-Mar-14 14:55:58

mines I don't know.

Might be. I'll ask. smile

Samu2 Thu 06-Mar-14 14:55:58

I would be really proud if my 15 year old wore that.

Mine is really self conscious and would be panicking about looking cool. It would be really refreshing if he went to school in a dressing down and jeans as it would show he has confidence in himself and doesn't take himself too seriously.

I think it is great.

meditrina Thu 06-Mar-14 14:56:22

So what does the dressing gown look like? Floral winceyette?

(One of my teens has a Jedi warrior one. Never worn it to school though).

Flicktheswitch Thu 06-Mar-14 14:56:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsCakesPremonition Thu 06-Mar-14 14:56:34

It isn't exactly cutting edge wacky is it? Just slightly unconventional.

Are you worried that his teachers will think that you don't buy him proper clothes?

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