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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?


MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Mar-13 09:23:16

Title should read 'not' not 'no' blush

HDEE Fri 08-Mar-13 09:24:52

People are lazy and social norms are changing. I saw a teenage girl out in the dark, walking her dog, wearing a pink onesie yesterday.

The only time I'd be going outside in my pajamas is if my house was burning down around me.

SomethingProfound Fri 08-Mar-13 09:26:06

Pyjamas are normal daytime attire where I live. I have seen people wearing them in Tesco the bank everywhere. I think the technical term is Salford Chic. grin

MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Mar-13 09:29:08

Hmmm, I'm only 30 but I'm starting to feel very old fashioned! I think the referent mum is a couple of years older than me, mind you ...

Cakethrow Fri 08-Mar-13 09:29:08

I don't have any DC at school until September so will reserve judgement until then as I'll have 3 DC under 5 to get ready.
Two of them have been nicely trained not to wake up before 8am so we'll see how that pans out!

MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Mar-13 09:31:28

The particular mum I've seen has one 6yo dc. I have 2 - but will reserve judgement here on myself only because even if I had 10 dc, I still believe I would get up before them to wash and dress.

5inabed Fri 08-Mar-13 09:32:20

I know it's so lazy! Although you always get people saying well I don't have time I have 7 kids and one leg so HAVE to go out in my pjs. Em no you don't. It takes 2 seconds to stick on a pair of joggys and a zip up a jacket. Keep the jammies on underneath if you really must! I have even seen people with slippers on, come on people, have some self respect.

BambieO Fri 08-Mar-13 09:33:11

I can kind of understand the teenage girl, it is very cold out and at least she was being responsible walking the dog. I guess it almost passes as a teenage fashion statement these days but I will never take DS anywhere in my pjs. It's just as easy to throw on jeans and a jumper IMO

livinginwonderland Fri 08-Mar-13 09:35:02

i hate it, it looks awful. it takes two seconds to throw on a pair of jeans and a hoody or something when you get up in the morninng, so those parents who say they have "no time" are being a bit ridiculous imo. if you have time to go to the toilet, you have time to throw on jeans and a top when you get out of bed.

cozietoesie Fri 08-Mar-13 09:35:09

Wear jogging bottoms and a T shirt to bed.

Problem (if there was one) solved.


5inabed Fri 08-Mar-13 09:35:09

When my DD1 was in Primary 1 (scottish so reception, I think) I had her 4, DS, 2 and DD2 who was about 5 months and constantly wanted to feed. I still managed to get us all dressed and fed and leave the house fully dressed by 8.30am so I really don't get the whole with a baby it's too hard to get dressed. You can actually do most things one handed while clutching a small child in the other arm.

wineandroses Fri 08-Mar-13 09:40:56

A school near me has pre-school children for half-day nursery sessions. One mum regularly turns up in her pyjamas and dressing gown, usually late, for the afternoon session with her little boy. This is around 1.30 in the afternoon! How lazy can you be?

MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Mar-13 09:41:13

Agree 5, my DD2 is 11mo and we've been taking DD1 to school for 6m now - the baby slots into the routine.

I actually think cozie has come up with a reasonable solution!!

MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Mar-13 09:45:59

I'm relieved that it seems I'm not BU smile

ZZZenAgain Fri 08-Mar-13 09:46:15

seen a lot of threads about this on MN but I still don't understand why people want to do it

catgirl1976 Fri 08-Mar-13 09:46:41

I still haven't seen this IRL

I am going to be so excited when I do. And garrot myself with my judgeypants grin

ZZZenAgain Fri 08-Mar-13 09:47:33

I've never seen it either since I live abroad and when I am back in the UK I never see it there either

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

is there anywhere else in the world where there is a fashion for wearing your pjs outside the house?

haveapear Fri 08-Mar-13 09:49:59

Hasn't happened where I live but agree yanbu they must look really stupid!

Blowin Fri 08-Mar-13 09:51:46

Its totally lazy and pathetic.

I'm wearing my special judgie-onesie on this one, only taken out for special uber-judgy occasions.

Blowin Fri 08-Mar-13 09:52:01

Its totally lazy and pathetic.

I'm wearing my special judgie-onesie on this one, only taken out for special uber-judgy occasions.

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

My mum used to get this all the time at the school she worked at. She asked a few of them why they didn't get dressed first and they said it was because they were going home ot clean the house so they didn't see the point of getting dressed to do that and get clothes dirty, so they got dressed after they had finished cleaning the house. So what does that say about me? I've never got myself particularly messy while cleaning my house, am I not doing it well enough?

I don't understand it at all, but I try really hard not to judge because I don't have any idea what else is going on in people's lives. They may well have good reasons why they can't get dressed to bring the dcs to school, I just can't think of any off the top of my head.

MolotovCocktail Fri 08-Mar-13 09:53:49

I'm not sure but I think there is a fashion in Liverpool for wearing big hair rollers whilst out and about? I kind of understand that because of the time needed to form big hair.

I'll never understand the pj fashion, though. I don't care how glam you think you look, or whether all of the cast of TOWIE wear 'em, you're still in flippin' pjs! <Molotov evidently remembered to dress in her judgey pants on this drizzly morn wink >

QuickLookBusy Fri 08-Mar-13 09:54:55

My dd2 and her friends went through a phase of dog walking in their onesies. We live in a small village and I can imagine some of the curtain twitching. It didn't bother me at all.
In fact there are a few dc who go to boarding school in the village and I've seen them out in onesies. So I don't like the assumption some people have, that pj wearing outside is limited to a certain type of person.

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