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Son wants to go to school in his onsie - aibu

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Badmoonsarising Thu 13-Dec-18 14:23:06

Just sounding this out. Tomorrow is a school Christmas jumper/wear your own clothes day for charity - they pay £1 for the privilege. Son doesn’t have a christmas jumper and I’m a bit miffed i have to buy one - it seems stupid to me to fork out maybe £15 or so for one day so the charity gets £1. He wants to wear his onsie which looks like a reindeer - which I’m not keen on - but would save my forking out 15 quid for a stupid one day in the year jumper - bah humbug. Would folk go for the onsie even though I’m not keen - pissibly slightly less keen on the useless jumper idea the school has come up with though.

19lottie82 Thu 13-Dec-18 14:23:43

Ah let him wear his onesie, it sounds lovely!

Yinv Thu 13-Dec-18 14:24:13

How old is he

Fevertree Thu 13-Dec-18 14:24:52

I would absolutely let him wear his onesie! Hope he has fun!

JaiNotJay Thu 13-Dec-18 14:25:07

Yep, let him wear it, much better option than paying out for a jumper!

ILiveInSalemsLot Thu 13-Dec-18 14:25:12

Yuk no if he’s at primary school. Do you know the state of the toilets? I can’t imgine what state the onesie will be by the end of the day.

Philomensapie Thu 13-Dec-18 14:27:14

School hasn't come up with it, Save the Children has. DS2 has worn the same Christmas jumper every cold day since October '17. Next winter I'll get him a bigger one. I think the onesie would be fine.

QueenCity Thu 13-Dec-18 14:27:28

Yes, let him wear his onesie.

RedSkyLastNight Thu 13-Dec-18 14:27:54

Absolutely if he's happy to do so.

<though if he's 15 you might want to talk him out of it>

hotdog74 Thu 13-Dec-18 14:28:40

Absolutely! There were at least 2 onesie reindeer at my daughter's school today!

Tinty Thu 13-Dec-18 14:42:35

Let him wear the onesie and if it is cold long sleeve T shirt and Trousers under. Or thin jogging bottoms if he has them.

JustABetterPlayer Thu 13-Dec-18 14:44:03

If you want him coming home with someone else’s urine soaked into the feet feel free grin

Harpingon Thu 13-Dec-18 14:46:02

It's Christmasy 🎄 I don't see any problem with wearing it.

MissionItsPossible Thu 13-Dec-18 14:50:55

Depending on age, it’s fine.

I was very hmm at my immature 22 year old colleague coming to work (office) in a onesie because he had nothing else to wear. We don’t have to wear work clothes but that is just taking the piss. This was a normal day, not a Christmas Jumper or costume day.

mogtheexcellent Thu 13-Dec-18 14:56:05

Just so long as the school hasn't issued guidelines on what can and cant be worn. Ours has been quite specific and it has to be a jumper or cardigan sad

RiverTam Thu 13-Dec-18 14:58:34

Yes, sounds fine butvyiu do realise youvdint have to buy a christmas jumper, just decorate one he's got- that's what we're doing.

SushiMonster Thu 13-Dec-18 14:58:36

If you want him coming home with someone else’s urine soaked into the feet feel free

Onsies don't normally cover your feet except baby onsies! Children and adult ones are just normal trouser leg things. He isn;t going to have piss soaked feet any more than if he was wearing joggers.

Badmoonsarising Thu 13-Dec-18 14:58:46

He’s 13, i just don’t want him standing out for the wrong reasons but resent being pressured into wasting money on a jumper - especially as the charity only gets a £1

Angrybird345 Thu 13-Dec-18 15:01:02

If you can wear your own clothes, just do that. People might comment on a 13 year old wearing a onesie.

happyinherts Thu 13-Dec-18 15:03:04

At 13 I'm not sure it's a fantastic idea, especially if he has to travel in it. I'd be more inclined just to try and jazz up a jumper that he has, or pretend you've forgotten about it.

WindyWednesday Thu 13-Dec-18 15:03:55

At 13 probably a bit difficult, but can you add baubles and tinsel to a jumper he already has? Few safety pins and add some bits? School gets the quid, and you don’t have to spend on a new jumper??

I agree though, I paid similar last year for a few sizes to big jumper to last a few years, but I don’t agree with it. I think the real winners in it are the shops selling the jumpers.

RiverTam Thu 13-Dec-18 15:04:54

Then decorate a jumper!!!!! You don't have to buy one!

Babygrey7 Thu 13-Dec-18 15:06:41

at 13 I'd let him wear his own clothes and maybe a santa hat, or reindeer glasses/antlers but not a onesie

unless he is a super cool kid who could pull that off grin

My teens don't have Christmas jumpers, they wear a green hoodie/red hoodie and maybe a santa hat

shearwater Thu 13-Dec-18 15:07:35

DD1 is 13, she and her friends have decided to wear Christmas jumpers with their pyjamas.

DD2's school says they have to wear the rest of the uniform with the jumper, so a onesie wouldn't work there.

So check the rules, and also what your DS wants to do. If it's general non-uniform, and he wants to wear it, then fine.

OneStepMoreFun Thu 13-Dec-18 15:07:47

OP DC were telling me their teacher was in a reindeer onesie yesterday, trying to discipline the lunch queue with zero success because reindeer! A 13 yr old will be fine in a onesie.

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