In Preschool one of our favorite things to do is have Pajama Day! The kids love wearing PJ’s to school because — well who does love pajamas, kids have the cutes pajamas in the world and love to share them. And there is the whole silly thing about wearing PJs and tennis shoes.
But hey — I am the grown up in the room and adults look ridiculous in public in pajamas. I can’t stop at the store on the way home either. There is no way around it. Walk into grocery store and see the looks you get. Some people look sad- like you poor thing – and other look at you — well– judgie.
Sometimes, I get out my husband’s polar bear slippers- and the kids love them! They grab my feet all day long and I am not sure how I have never tripped. I fear falling and swishing a child, but that makes it funnier to the kids when I say that. But walking the average number of steps a teacher does all day – my feet hurt by the end of the day.
My classic is a pink fuzzy robe that makes every one smile and parents giggle at pick up time. My grade partner put a robe on her Christmas list and she is giddy with anticipation to wear it. Meanwhile, I am currently washing out pancake batter from the sleeve.
The strange thing is even if I get up and do my regular routine – shower, hair, make-up — when I wear my pajamas and feel tired all day. Yes , IT JUST IN MY HEAD! But how to do I get it out of my head!
It is better now that the whole building does the Pajama Day, but I used to be in a bigger school and it was only a Preschool thing, so you turn the corner and no one else is in pajamas. Here is a challenge– have a professional conversation with a principal or a different grade level colleague. It can be done, but it like being on a diet at a wedding cake sample day. Oh yes it can done, but chances are you will be walking around with frosting smudged on your face at some point and feeling like a big fraud!
And there is always that tempting option to cheat and just where yoga pants – like half the staff. In truth? I will figure it out in the morning.