There’s this common stereotype of homeschoolers that we all like to do school in our pajamas. I feel like I hear homeschoolers touting this all the time as a major benefit of homeschooling — you don’t even have to get dressed to do it. While I am sure this fits and is a benefit for many families, I can assure you that not all homeschoolers like to do school in their pajamas.
We I certainly don’t.
Now, let me just say that I think I must have a “thing” about pajamas. I have never been the type to want to stay in my PJs all day. I don’t feel like the day is really started unless I have changed clothes. I discovered as soon as I had kids that I felt strongly about them only wearing pajamas at bedtime. You know how most people like have their little babies lounge around in their cute little footie sleepers? Well, I discovered that this drove me crazy! So even when my kids were tiny, I still dressed them in “day time” clothes for the day, and the cute footie PJs for sleeping. Crazy, I know.
Even now, I ask all the kids to get dressed by a reasonable time. It’s hard for me to feel like they can take their day seriously in their jammies either! I have one kid who wants to get dressed almost as soon as he wakes up, one kid who will generally not stay long in pajamas, and a kid who would barely even change clothes once every two days unless someone made him (the same kid recently told me he wished he only had to take a bath once a year). And of course there is the toddler, who gets dressed when I want him to. 🙂
We’ve only had an official “Pajama Day” once in recent memory…and it was really quite a while ago. I am sure a majority of my kids would love it. Meanwhile, all the other days…we are definitely not doing school in our PJs. 😉
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