“One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know.”
~ Groucho Marx
Ever since I was little, my mom instilled in me the discipline of taking care of myself. When you got up in the morning, you made your bed, showered, got dressed, brushed your teeth, and looked presentable. Even as an adult, this concept remains.
As a parent, I find myself passing this on to my own children. At the start of our day, they are given a certain amount of time to become presentable and ready to tackle what lies before them. Why do we do this? Outside of habit, I find this to be a good life skill. By teaching my children to get a good start to their day, we are preventing procrastination and laziness.
I appreciate that my mom took the time to instill this in us kids, and I plan to continue this with our own family. Sometimes, however, I wonder if I’m the only homeschool parent crazy enough to forbid my children to live in pajamas.
What about your family? Do you…
- Allow your kiddos to wear pajamas during their learning day?
- How often do they wear pajamas while schooling?
- Do you ever have ‘pajama days’, making this a special occasion?
- If your kids have ‘pajama days’, do you participate as well?
- If you do allow pajamas during your learning day, at what point do you insist on outside clothing?
- Have you ever had a problem stemming/arising from the practice of wearing pajamas during school time?
We’re fascinated to hear your take on this fun topic. No matter how you’ve chosen to address this issue, we’re encouraged to hear how the Lord is leading in your home.
Do we ever lounge in pj’s? Occasionally. On the weekends, mom will let the kiddos sleep in a bit and get dressed when they are ready. On my part, I don’t want this to become a habit. Every once in a while it is fun to have a pajama day or to be a little lazy, but those days are special, not the norm.
Chime In!: What is the cutest pair of pajamas your kids have ever worn?