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Are you guilty of wearing pajamas out of the house?

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Moms Who Wear Pajamas in Public Have Officially Let Themselves Go

Posted by Mary Fischer on January 15, 2013 

pajamasI won't lie -- as a work-at-home mom, there are at least a couple days a week where I resort to a uniform of yoga pants and a hoodie. I'm not leaving the house, so there's really no sense in wasting a perfectly good outfit if no one's going to see it.

But even if I do manage to squeeze in an exciting trip to the grocery store on one of my yoga pants days -- I don't bother to change, because yoga pants are fairly well accepted as an appropriate wear-anywhere outfit in today's society.

However, there's one piece of clothing in particular I will never be caught dead wearing in public -- and that's pajamas. Sleepwear is called sleepwear for a reason, people -- and it needs to stay in the bedroom where it belongs.

But apparently not everyone is as turned off by sporting pjs outside of the home as I am. Recently, I've noticed more and more moms out and about at the grocery store, pharmacy, post office, pumping gas, you name it -- looking frumpy and disheveled in a pair of brightly patterned flannel pajama bottoms. (Oh, the horror.)

And I don't mean to be Ms. Judgy Pants, really, I don't -- but every time I see a mom wearing pjs in public, I just can't help but wonder what on earth made her totally let herself go like that. Yes, there are days when getting fully dressed is a real drag, and mustering up the motivation to change out of whatever you slept in the night before and put on regular clothes can be next to impossible.

But it's so, so worth it to put in that little bit of extra effort to thrown on clothes, because when you simply roll out of bed and leave the house, you look like you just rolled out of bed and left the house -- and it's just not a pretty sight for anyone.

And the good news is that changing from pjs to regular clothes doesn't have to mean sacrificing comfort. There are plenty of pajama-like clothing options on the market these days for moms who don't want to feel confined and/or have their movement restricted in a pair of jeans, pants, and the like.

Take the few minutes and make the extra effort, moms. You'll feel better about yourself, and everyone you happen to encounter in public will thank you. Trust me.

Are you guilty of wearing pajamas out of the house?

by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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strictmomhere
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:56 PM
Nope
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mamamedic69
by Deanna on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:06 PM
No
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auntangelofsix
by Angel on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:08 PM
Nope
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RLSMOM59
by Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:30 PM

I snuck out to walk the dog and my daughter caught me coming back in :-) The look of horror on her face was priceless. Now I out on jeans, brush my teeth and a hat to walk the dog.

sucker4myloves
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:40 PM
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 looking frumpy and disheveled in a pair of brightly patterned flannel pajama bottoms. (Oh, the horror.) :O Not out to please you, missy.

And I don't mean to be Ms. Judgy Pants, really, I don't -- but every time I see a mom wearing pjs in public, I just can't help but wonder what on earth made her totally let herself go like that. Saying that you don't mean to be judgemental before making a very judgemental statement is akin to saying "no offense" before purposely offending someone--that is to say, stupid.

 There are plenty of pajama-like clothing options on the market these days for moms who don't want to feel confined and/or have their movement restricted in a pair of jeans, pants, and the like. So, pajama-like clothing is socially acceptable, but actual pajamas, which are different only in title and what section they're found in in the store, are not? Well alright.

Take the few minutes and make the extra effort, moms. You'll feel better about yourself, and everyone you happen to encounter in public will thank you. Trust me. No. I already feel great. I don't need a happy public to make me feel that way. You might, but I do not.

Are you guilty of wearing pajamas out of the house? Yes I am. I'm comfortable; I don't have to change out of perfectly clean clothes because some little princess doesn't want to see my offensive jammies.


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a_brown23
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:37 AM

Only to the bus stop (our driveway) and I wear a robe. Otherwise no way!

Mommytolas
by Tricia on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:52 AM
Same here but after my third I developed an infection and stuck to pjs for like a month as even sweats rubbed. But usually I'm more of a heels and jean person :-)

Quoting wingsfan1234:

this after all 3 of my c-sections  

Quoting Vinterland:

I only wore pajama pants outside of the house after I had my son, I had a c-section and couldn't wear anything tight because of the incision. I switched to sweat pants after a week. Other than that, I don't wear pajamas outside of the house.


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Fairegirl33
by Melissa on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM

 One time we went the night before Thanksgiving out shopping at 2am and I wore my PJ's... but that is all.

Fairegirl33
by Melissa on Jan. 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM

 

Quoting a_brown23:

Only to the bus stop (our driveway) and I wear a robe. Otherwise no way!

 Oh yeah I will wear them to the bus stop too LOL

Redwall
by Member on Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Never in a million years.  I'm always fully dressed, right down to boots and jewelry.

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