Banning PJ's at Drop Off...

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found this on another debating site what do you think?

I chuckled when I read this article today:

http://parentdish.com/2010/02/18/school-...

It's about a school banning parents wearing PJs to drop off their kids at school.

Why did I laugh? Well, I know three parents who do this at our school and we always chuckle over it because their hair is a mess, the PJ are often flannel with funny or cute patterns on it. But in the end it doesn't bug us.

I wouldn't do it but I don't care if others do.

What do you think?

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Alison - posted on 03/01/2010

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I think there is no harm in giving these moms a nudge. Being a mom is challenging, getting your kids ready and out the door is challenging, but suck it up and put on some proper clothes! If it happens on an off day when you are sick, I have no qualms, but on a regular basis, these moms have no pride and they should be ashamed. I am certain their kids are!

Lady - posted on 02/28/2010

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I can't ever imagine leaving my house still in my PJ's not even to walk the few feet to my car never mind driving somewhere. I get dressed to hang the washing out! Okay so only in a sweater and jog pants but it takes all of two secs and you can even keep your jammy top on but at least no one would ever be able to tell!

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April - posted on 03/03/2010

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it is unconstitutional. our first amendent gives us the right to "freedom of expression". schools shouldn't have the right to tell parents what to wear unless the parent is going to enter the school or stand in front of the school (is it okay for parents to wear stripper clothes in the building? pajamas in the building? it is different story)

Johnny - posted on 03/02/2010

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I'd never do it. I feel dumb going to pull in the rubbish if I'm still in my pj's. I feel naked if I haven't styled my hair and at least put on a bit of mascara. But I could care less what other people wear. Unless they look dumb and then I enjoy mocking them. So if other moms are showing up at my kids school in their pj's, I'd probably just look at it as an opportunity to poke a little harmless fun. Why the heck does anyone care what other people wear? It's like gay marriage, it just doesn't effect me.

Amy - posted on 03/02/2010

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as much as i don't like seeing people at the mall/schools/restaurants wearing pajamas....i'm not in school. i don't have a dress code.

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I see people down at the shops wearing their pjs and I think it's wierd! I wouldn't do it and hate going outside just to get the wheelie bin in when I'm wearing my pjs! Make an effort and put some clothes on women!

Megan - posted on 03/01/2010

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I honestly dont see a problem with them wearing pajamas whats the big deal they are just droppin off their kids who cares what your wearin as long as the kids get to school. im with the other moms it could be worse and a worse example could be set why complain about little stuff like this its stupid

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There was a woman at my sons school used to turn up with her pj's on what bothered me was that she never saw fit to wear a bra either. She had a chestful sagging down to almost the bottom of her top and two huge nipples poking out. Even my son who was about 8 at the time said that woman needs to put a bra on. Her poor son used to get picked on mercilessly because of it.

Heather - posted on 03/01/2010

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For the sake of your kids...please put your clothes on lol
My mom (who is not a morning person) used to walk my brother and I to the bus stop everyday...in a nightgown, robe, and her hair in curlers lol We were both sooo embarrassed that we would walk wayy ahead of her...now that I'm older, I think she did it on purpose lol we were rotten kids.

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Isn't it worse when you've finally got everything done and all is together and you're walking down the street - and it's you who needs to poo?

Isobel - posted on 02/28/2010

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Here's what makes me crazy...when I get up first thing in the morning, make everybody's lunches, get all their book (or their swimming gear, gym gear, or whatever) into their school bags, get everybody into their snow suits, and then the minute we are ready to walk out the door my son says...I need to poo.

ARGH...getting to school is hard enough, who cares

Amanda - posted on 02/28/2010

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I dont know what to say about a banning, but personally I cant stand to see anyone out in PJs or jogging pants. I am always harassing my female friends because it is all they wear!! Omg I truely can not stand those type of pants, when in public. Of course I agree with the other mothers about moms who wear next to nothing is worse then jogging pants or Pj's. I do understand some days there isnt time to get dressed (been there done that) but everyday? At my childrens school there is one mother who goes to school in PJ pants in the morning and is still wearing the same pants at 3:30 pm picking her kids up. Drives me bonkers!

Isobel - posted on 02/28/2010

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I've been known to sleep in my yoga outfits once in a while ;P ...that way nobody is the wiser haha

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I'm so sick of schools trying to shove their moral superiority down the throats of parents and students alike. I send my child to school to learn literature, math and science. Morality is what we teach at home, and I've made that clear to her teachers who have tried to put their ethics on her. This is just one more stupid example of that.
Look, I would likely never wear my pjs to my daughter's school, but who's to tell me if I can or can't? next they'll be saying 'no high heels' or 'no dungarees, please.'

Carolee - posted on 02/28/2010

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This is why I wear regular T-shirts to bed. When I get up, I just grab the closest pair of pants. The only exception is when I'm really sick and I know I'm not getting out of bed. I don't think they should start "approving" of what PARENTS wear, though. It's not like they are there all freaking day!

Jodi - posted on 02/28/2010

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Ok, I HAVE done it before. When I've had a bad night with my daughter when she was a baby, and I had to get my son to school, I have been known to still be in my PJs......HOWEVER, I did just drop him, and never gotout of the car. And I did throw a top over it so no-one could tell while I was sitting in the car that I still had my PJs on.

I wasn't proud of it, but shit happens!!

I think what stopped me was when I had a friend of mine who also did it sometimes (she had 4 kids to get to school and a special needs child at home, so she struggled in the mornings) broke down on the way home......she had her mobile phone, but had to call a service to help her out, and was still in her PJs,.......she was SO embarrassed. NEVER again!!!

Sarah - posted on 02/28/2010

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Haven't seen anyone in their PJ's at my daughters school............but there is a Mum who shows a LOT of flesh off!
She ALWAYS wears extremely short skirts (even now in the winter) VERY low cut tops, the highest heels you've ever seen and enough make up to sink a ship!!

Each to their own i guess, but it's certainly not a look i would go for when picking my daughter up from school! I wouldn't even wear it if i was going out! LOL :)

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Jammies rock, it wasn't till my late 20s that I decided that I was to much of a grownup to wear them to the store unless I'm sick then all bets are off. As to taking the kiddo's to school seems a bit excessive. I'm with Joy and Sharon, as long as you can't see bums and boobies I am pretty ok.

Rosie - posted on 02/27/2010

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i admit that i do this on a regular basis. i work at 5am and get off at 10 am. as soon as i get home, the bra comes off, the jeans come off and i am in jammies for the rest of the day. i cannot stand wearing jeans, they bug the hell out of me. i long for summer so i can wear shorts and flipflops once again. at 12:30 i take my son to preschool and most of the time i am in jammies, and i have to walk him in. i'll even go shop in my jammies. i know i look like a lazy ass, but i don't care. i'm waaaay more comfy in my jammies. i already have my makeup and hair done from going to work, so i know i look like a superstar in my tinkerbell pajama pants! lol!

Sue - posted on 02/27/2010

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I originally come from the UK and feel my cheeks glowing a little red from this LOL.
I have seen a few moms wearing pj pants when they drop off their kids at school and quite frankly if it helps get the kids to school on time then let them wear pjs.

Just looked the school up and its a Catholic school in Belfast. Knowing that makes me understand the reasoning a little more. It has a lot to do with image, they have quite a few older residence in the area and any one of them may have complained. Yes personally it doesn't bother me. I would never do it but have turned up in sweat pants and T-Shirt.

Becky - posted on 02/27/2010

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When I'm dropping the kidlets off, the pj's sometimes stay on. I'm not getting out and at that time, I could care less if anyone looks in my car and sees me. Now, when I get out because I have to meet my son, the pj's are off.

Amie - posted on 02/27/2010

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This is retarded. I work at home but I have 4 kids to get ready in the morning. 1 baby, 1 toddler, 1 kindergartner and 1 in grade 4. My house is chaos in the morning.

I still manage to get dressed but not always. It's not a huge deal either way.On super busy days where NONE of the kids want to cooperate I don't get dressed, I'm lucky I get them there on time. I throw a sweater or jacket over my top and drive them in my jammie pants. I get out and walk them both to their classroom's. I go home, lay down the baby for her nap, get our toddler busy doing something, then start chores and get dressed sometime during the morning.

If it's an every day thing, then yes it's just lazy but I still don't see a problem with it. Unless it's something skimpy, but even "regular" skimpy clothes shouldn't be worn to a school.

Geralyn - posted on 02/27/2010

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I think schools have their hands full with bullying on school campuses. Leave the moms alone....

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I wouldn't do it, but then, I don't work either, so I have no excuse not to be dressed by 7o'clock in the morning. But the fact remains, that a lot of mothers do work. How do we know that these women do not work afternoon/evening shifts? It is quite possible that these women have to pull themselves out of bed in the middle of their sleeping time to run the kids to school, then come back and finish their "night" before waking up to clean house, pick the kids up at school, help w/ homework, dinner and head into work until the late hours of the night. Perhaps they don't get home from work until after midnight.

It's stupid. Find something worthwhile to worry about.

Anita - posted on 02/27/2010

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As long as they're not inappropriate pjs, I don't see the problem. I'm currently pregnant and exhausted in the AM, as I don't sleep well at night. I take my daughter in flannel pj pants or sweats and a tshirt. But I always make sure my hair is neatly tied into a pony or bun!

JL - posted on 02/27/2010

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It could be worse...they could be wearing tiny mini skirts with their ass hanging out, no panties, and little tube tops with their boobs hanging out...and yeah I have seen some moms dressed like that. I will take jammies over that look any day!

Sharon - posted on 02/27/2010

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I might drive my kids to school in my jammies but no way in hell would I get out of my car that way.

I see these women in slippers and jammies - super short shorts or slouch rolled waistline sweats showing their guts - not a flat tummy but their beer guts - at the grocery store.

All I can say is,..... 'THANKS BITCHES!!!" next to them I look like a friggen supermodel.

Charlene - posted on 02/27/2010

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I agree with the person quoted in the article, at least they are bringing the kids to school.
There are worse things to be concerned about than what a mom or dad are wearing when they drop off their kids.

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I wear my jammie pants to the school IF I'm not walking the girls to class and IF I'm coming home after. I do get out of the van and get them to the crosswalk though. I do comb my hair. My son frequently isn't dressed yet either, but it's still a bit chilly in the morning and I'm not waking a 2 year old JUST to get him dressed. ;)

As long as they aren't naked I don't see why anyone really cares...

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Give 80's hair a chance Carly......it's makin a comeback! As for Crocs......they're soooo comfy! LMAO!

I don't believe it sets the best example for the children but honestly banning it? That just seems silly to me; who cares what others are wearing?!! Unless they're in a private school where a strict dress code is in affect I just don't see how they can possibly do this?!!

I think they're watchin too much, " What NOT to Wear! "......Stacy and Clinton constantly bash the pj's!

Carly - posted on 02/27/2010

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Personally I think that people shouldn't be so lazy they can't get dressed in the morning, but I just inwardly laugh at them. I don't believe that it should be banned. May as well ban crocs and 80's hair too if we're going that far!!

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