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Parents in pyjamas

Discussion in 'Personal' started by knitone, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    I can almost (but not quite) understand a busy mother with very young children occasionally running late in the morning and throwing on a coat over pyjamas for the school run. What I can't understand is parents who see nothing wrong in attending parents' evenings in p.j.s!
  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

  3. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I was shocked at the parents evenings and school assemblies as well. There was a long thread about doing the school run in pyjamas on mumsnet a while ago. The general opinion was that it was unacceptable but a few people claimed that they washed and put on clean pyjamas before they went out - so why not put clothes on then?
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

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  5. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Slack mares. There is NO EXCUSE for regularly avoiding the terrible ten minute effort of washing, toothbrushing and dressing, although I hold my hand up to occasionally oversleeping and putting boots and long coat on over nightie and racing to school.
    It makes you wonder what else they're neglecting - the hygiene and breakfast of their own children, for example.
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  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    On my property I reserve the right to welcome people in my 'jamas. Before 10 am. Latest. OK, 9 am.

    If I had overslept I'd make that call between getting to school late and getting dressed or slinging on a coat. But not routinely. Emergency only. (Don't think that ever happened though.)
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  7. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    It's likely fathers, too. Being Darlo they're probably all on the way to and from the local dogging sites.
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  8. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Whenever the nanny takes little Mortimer or Arabellaita to school, I insist that she is wearing the appropriate attire - my castoff last season LKBennet! Sometimes, we don't insist on pearls and matching hat,gloves and shoes matching but it's one or the other!
  9. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Whilst I agree the trend towards the PJ school run is lamentable I'm pretty sure that isn't either 1) a merely NE tendency or 2) A tendency that is endemic to Darlington

    Nor, I suspect, is visiting dogging sites.
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  10. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    At parents' evening.
    In pyjamas.
    And started breastfeeding a 2 year old.
    Because it was nearly bedtime.

    Couldn't believe it.
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  11. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

  12. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I'll take your word for it.
  13. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

  14. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Maybe Vince lives there in which case he is permitted to judge, no?
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  15. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    He might
    I'm pretty close still and have lived in and around the town for most of my life.
    So i guess I'm permitted to judge too ;):)
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  16. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    That's Mumsnet for you. Too busy for normal stuff like clothes but able to do six loads of absolutely necessary washing in a morning because it's disgusting to use a towel more than once or sleep in the same sheets you had last night.
  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    They go shopping in my local Tesco's i night wear.so a school holds no fears
  18. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    it sounds like a power thing. "I'll wear what I ********** well like to their ************ parents evening"
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  19. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    I wouldn't find attending a meeting in my pyjamas empowering; it would have quite the opposite effect.
    I like as many layers between me and the public as possible!
  20. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I never wear pyjamas. Could you go in your nightie?
    Dragonlady30 and cissy3 like this.

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