Pajama Mamas at School

young girl in nightgown

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The way I look in my pajamas is pretty much the way I look any other day that I'm home from work and running around. My pajamas are essentially yoga pants and a snug cotton top. My everyday clothes are essentially yoga/ workout pants and a snug cotton top.

So, up goes my hand. I'm a "pajama mama," one of those mothers who drop their kids off at school or wait with them at the bus stop in their night clothes.

There are a lot of us out there. You may not realize it because we stay in the car or have our coats on. Usually our hair is in an insta-bun or ponytail because a comb is the last thing on our minds at that hour of the morning.

Half of us are not wearing bras, and haven't brushed our teeth yet ... so just don't get too close.

Makeup? You've got to be kidding.

I do it because you wouldn't be able to tell the difference if I "got dressed." Other moms could just care less if people see them in their pajamas. As a few CafeMoms said recently in a CafeMom Newcomer's Club discussion, "I'm not trying to impress anyone. Who the h**l cares."

Your kids, maybe? Mine are too young, but I'd imagine there's an age when they will shrivel up in embarrassment if I appeared before their friends in my disheveled morning state. I think that happens somewhere around the time they swear off referring to you as "Mommy" and make you walk at least six feet behind them so it doesn't look like you're together.

Someday this could become a useful bargaining tool: "You'd better start speaking to me in a civil tone, young lady, or tomorrow at dropoff I'm pulling out the tartan flannels, fire engine red house slippers, and Donald Duck sweatshirt? Would you like that?"

Are you a "pajama mama"? Does it bother you when other moms show up at school or the bus stop looking like they just crawled out of bed?


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forev... foreverof4

Im defentily a pajama momma. If i can i will wear them everywhere. But really i try to get up and get dressed.

ashle... ashley823

I am a pajama momma. I walk my son out our front door and to the end of the drive way in my pj's just about every morning. The bus driver gives me that look but who cares. half the time i don't have a bra on either. hair is a mess pulled up. i have to have my son on the bus at 630 in the morning. i have a little one that just turned 1 and on some nights she is up late. i am not going to take the time so i can just go back in my house and clean. i get dressed up and ware make up when i leave the house for just about everything else but not to walk him to the bus in the morning.

Aeroney Aeroney

haha, im a pajama and slippers mama, most of the time i stay in the car, but if god forbid, one of them forgets to tell me that their teacher wanted to speak to me that morning. I hop out of the car in my slippers, my trackies and no bra and go do what needs to be done, lol, my daughter almost died, well, thats what you get for lack of notice, i would have atleast put on a bra and some shoes :)

young... young_mama04

GUILTY!!! lol And no I don't care! I'm a SAHM so I really only get dressed up if I'm going somewhere outside my car for a long period of time like shopping. I ESP. don't care when it's 6:30 in the morning and I'm fighting my DD to even get ready for school. So the last thing on my mind is OMG what am I going to wear! lol and I always have my hair in a bun so if anyone saw that it wouldn't be anything unusual. I can't WAIT for the day that I can use my PJs as a bargaining tool! lol As for right now, my DD is 5 and could really care less.


I try to pull it together in the mornings but honestly I'm a pajama momma too...without getting too personal, I'll just say I usually throw something on on top of my pj' long as I wash brush and moisturize, I'm good. It's hard getting kids dressed and fed before school besides my two school age I have two that stay home and a husband who can't remember anything before nine am.

tonya... tonyalynn

i stay in my jammies all day unless i have to go somewhere

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