I Wear Pajamas to School Drop Off

I admit it, I occasionally wear my pajamas when I drop my kids off at school. I usually change into yoga pants before I enter the great big world and on special days I actually get really dressed and put on make up before drop off (but that’s as elusive as a leprechaun).

I must admit, my attire completely depends on the demeanor of my sweet, darling children. If they are cooperative, than I can change. But that, once again, can be like that leprechaun. It can also depend on how I feel.

Today I had an incredible headache and every time I moved I could feel my heartbeat pound in my head like it was going to explode. Today my kids were lucky they even got to school. I would have brought them in my underwear if I wasn’t already wearing pants, it hurt to bend over.

Wearing pajamas to school drop off
This is what I wore today, pudding stain and all (I did have a coat zipped).

There was recently an article floating around that was going to ban parents from wear pajamas at drop off, who cares? Getting three kids out of the house can be a challenge, no matter how organized you are.

The days I do wear my pajamas, I don’t get out of the car. Since there’s usually an issue with one or more of my kids (a fight) they’re lucky I actually come to a complete stop (just kidding!).

I am the treasurer of the school’s PTO so I have to frequently enter the building in the morning to drop things off and to check the mail. On these days, I make sure I am wearing yoga pants or jeans, but if I am wearing a coat I can’t guarantee a bra. I have also forgotten to put on real shoes, but my slippers do look like moccasins.

Pajamas to school
I made two stops before I realized I had my slippers on that day.

I must say, I do feel you should have changed out of your pajamas by the time you need to pick up your kids in the afternoon (I know Maizie would be mortified if I did that).

Have you ever worn pajamas to drop off your kids?

29 thoughts on “I Wear Pajamas to School Drop Off

  1. I don’t have kids of my own yet, but I run out of the house in pajamas at odd times for all reasons (laundry day, late night flu emergency, etc.) I don’t see why a mom should feel shamed for doing so in the morning with the school drop-off.

  2. I think that this is such a silly thing to stress about. I used to be a school teacher and I could care less what mom or dad was wearing for drop off. I don’t have the energy to care what other people are wearing at drop off time, sometimes I am in my pjs at pick up! The world is still spinning 😉 Life goes on!

  3. HAHAAH! You are so cute! I love that you stay comfortable and are proud of it! I don’t have kids, but I admit to always putting on jeans before I go out – but if I had kids, it would be different, I’m sure!

  4. I wouldn’t think twice about whst another parent Is wearing at drop-off. I mean, we’ve all got our own schedules. But you rock that pudding stain like nobody’s business!

  5. A ban on pajama pants? I think some people should have better things to worry about myself. I’m not a morning person (some days more than others) so I feel your pain. Life is too short not to be comfy. 😉

  6. It is so comfy to do so, but I don’t. I used to only keep Pajamas on if I was not getting out of the car. Now that my sons like me to walk them into the school or down to their lines, I just make sure I at least have clothes on – not pajamas – but a shower isn’t mandatory or anything for me. That’s just my little preference for me 🙂

  7. I’m a little old school – gosh, that sounds like I’m older than dirt – so I never leave the house in PJ’s. Having said that, I don’t care what anyone else wears and it’s none of the school’s business what parents wear to drop their kids off . . . unless they are naked and forget and jump out of the car and walk into the classroom. 🙂 That might be a problem.

  8. Just like your slippers that can pass off as shoes, I think the key is to buy pj’s that look like cool pants! 🙂
    I would personally never be caught wearing pj’s out of the house, but only because they are huge, have holes and smel!

  9. I’m guilty too. I will wear them to drop off my child next year too (I’m a chronic pain suffer and I’ll go by my health symptoms). Like you said it all depends on the kids. I’ve gone to the store in pjs bottoms. I was either sick or like a few weeks ago had to wear loose clothing bc I had surgery.

  10. NOPE! I won’t – like never ever do that. I do not wear sweats, yoga pants or anything with an elastic or tie waist outside of my own home. I’m just that way. My grandmother would roll up out of her grave and haunt me if I did!

  11. I don’t leave home in my pajamas. When I drop them off I’m usually headed to work so I’m dressed for the office. On my work from home days I have on sweat pants and or leggings. They may or may not be clean but never pajamas.

  12. I don’t have any kids, so I’ve never really had to deal with this, but there have been a few times that I’ve worn my pj’s to the store to get groceries when I’l not feeling so great.

  13. If you aren’t getting out of the car, who cares? I wear pajamas when I don’t get out of the car. But…that’s rare these days as I walk my kindergartner in to school every day. But, if she’s sick, I will totally wear pjs to drop off the other two kids.

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