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12-01-2011 09:12 PM
leeannnco

You sure do have two beautiful little girls!! 

 

Call me old fashioned, but I think there is a time and a place for PJ's in public....maybe if the child is ill and on the way to the doctors.  smile.gif

03-10-2011 09:50 AM
Thing1Thing2

I let my toddler wear his footies to Sunday School if that's the only thing he will put on.

 

I figure, it must be really important to him if he's getting all aggravated over it - and in twenty years, I'm not sure it will matter much!

03-10-2011 07:42 AM
treeoflife3

ahahaha yeah... cept the days I just ate a big bowl of mashed taters... mmmmmmmm
 

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Fixed that for you. =D
 

 



 

03-10-2011 06:48 AM
sapphire_chan

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Originally Posted by treeoflife3 View Post

No, that's a fun treat.. it's when you eat DINNER for breakfast that is the problem

 

(true story, my stepdad used to freak out about when I'd eat leftovers for breakfast because it wasn't a 'real' breakfast... although sometimes usually it was more healthy and balanced than his bowl of cereal... hehe)
 



 

Fixed that for you. =D
 

 

03-09-2011 08:14 PM
Honey693

Plus the norms for different age groups are different.  If you're 19, in college and going to Wal-Mart at 3am clothes are weird and pjs are the norm.  Or at least the town I went to college in.  So I figure if college kids can get away with it so can my much cuter than college kid toddler lol.

03-09-2011 03:30 PM
MusicianDad

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Originally Posted by HollyBearsMom View Post

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I have yet to figure out the norms and this message board just proves it as so many "norms" seem to be VERY abnormal to others.
 



 

That's because what the norms are is entirely dependent on the groups, culture, ideas, etc of the people you are with. The norms in the US are different from the norms in Canada. The norms in California are different from the norms in Texas. The norms in Harvard are different from the norms in Sing Sing. The norms in your family are different from the norms in my family.

 

That is why we often behave differently in public than we do in private, or at work.

 

 

03-09-2011 02:37 PM
HollyBearsMom

biglaugh.gif

 

I have yet to figure out the norms and this message board just proves it as so many "norms" seem to be VERY abnormal to others.
 

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The "norms" are those things that my DD turns her nose up at.

 



 

03-09-2011 12:33 PM
MusicianDad

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Originally Posted by HollyBearsMom View Post

What are the "norms"?
 



 


The "norms" are those things that my DD turns her nose up at.

 

03-09-2011 06:45 AM
HollyBearsMom

What are the "norms"?
 

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Originally Posted by peaceful_mama View Post

Since when do we care about impressing the shoppers at Target?  Totally would not care.  I *do* tell my older kids getting dressed is a condition of leaving the house, but they're too big to be carried and made to ride in a cart.  At 2, footie jammies in Target are cute.  When it's your child who is barely 4 but has always been mistaken for at least a year older, or the 6 year old school-aged kid, it's time to teach some 'norms'  ;)



 

03-08-2011 07:12 PM
peaceful_mama

Since when do we care about impressing the shoppers at Target?  Totally would not care.  I *do* tell my older kids getting dressed is a condition of leaving the house, but they're too big to be carried and made to ride in a cart.  At 2, footie jammies in Target are cute.  When it's your child who is barely 4 but has always been mistaken for at least a year older, or the 6 year old school-aged kid, it's time to teach some 'norms'  ;)

03-08-2011 05:52 PM
loraxc
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if its all the same and pj's are clothes too then why not just sleep in your clothes that you wore all day?

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My DD does exactly this. She doesn't like pajamas. I find this totally bizarre, but whatever. Sleep in your jeans. I have bigger things to worry about.

Oddly, I don't think either child has ever wanted to leave the house in PJs. If they did, I would try to talk them out of it, but not to the point of a knock-down screaming fit. Hell to the no.
03-07-2011 05:05 PM
Llyra
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Originally Posted by GardenStream View Post

Oh my, we are living on the edge...

Not only are my kids still in their pajamas, but we ate pancakes for dinner last night and every one of us is wearing the stickers off our breakfast bananas on various body parts.dizzy.gif
That's it. You're banned! ROTFLMAO.gif

03-07-2011 07:59 AM
CrunchyChristianMama

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Originally Posted by GardenStream View Post

Oh my, we are living on the edge...

Not only are my kids still in their pajamas, but we ate pancakes for dinner last night and every one of us is wearing the stickers off our breakfast bananas on various body parts.dizzy.gif
 


I'm not sure we can allow you around here anymore than.  That's way too many parental violations.  :)

 

Speaking of bananas...my 2-year-old (who decided that she didn't want to wear jammies today!) pronounces banana as "my-yam".  ???  It has taken me the longest time to figure out what in the world she was saying!!!

 

03-07-2011 06:41 AM
GardenStream Oh my, we are living on the edge...

Not only are my kids still in their pajamas, but we ate pancakes for dinner last night and every one of us is wearing the stickers off our breakfast bananas on various body parts.dizzy.gif

03-06-2011 05:29 PM
McGucks

Hell, I'D wear footie pajamas to Target.

03-06-2011 12:59 PM
MusicianDad

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Originally Posted by SandraMort View Post

Isnt that where stickers are SUPPOSED to go?


 



According to DS stickers go on unsuspecting, sleeping family members. That's how I ended up with a kitten stuck to my forehead without knowing about it until I saw my reflection in a shop window.

03-06-2011 08:51 AM
SandraMort

Isnt that where stickers are SUPPOSED to go?

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Originally Posted by galincognito View Post

dd1 once ate lunch at the mall food court covered in stickers that she'd adorned herself with (like, 12 on her face and another dozen up and down her arms); she thought she was beautiful and proud of her artwork.  i figured anyone with a 2 year old would understand and anyone else could bite me. 


 

03-05-2011 07:27 PM
galincognito

if wearing pjs to target is unacceptable, my kids are screwed.  dd1 once ate lunch at the mall food court covered in stickers that she'd adorned herself with (like, 12 on her face and another dozen up and down her arms); she thought she was beautiful and proud of her artwork.  i figured anyone with a 2 year old would understand and anyone else could bite me. 

and she's never done it since, of her own volition!

03-05-2011 07:20 PM
NiteNicole

If a two year old wearing footies in Target even got my attention I would think something along the lines of, 'Oh, there's a kid in footies.' I can instantly think of about a million reasons that might happen:

 

child refused to change

clean clothes were spilled on, puked on, peed on, Sharpied on moments before leaving and footies were closest to hand

mom was busy and forgot child was wearing footies till she was already in Target (I myself arrived in a full face of makeup and PJs once when my daughter was a newborn.  True story)

mom picked up child from Nana's and Nana had allowed a PJ day, but  Mom need bread, toilet paper, or box o' wine with a fierce desperation even footies could not contain

 

My daughter has never fought me on clothes so this is something I haven't encountered. I just can't imagine choosing to fight about it if it just happened one day. Seeing another child in footies would not lead me to believe I knew anything about her parents.  Good grief, life with a two year old is WILD.  Anything can happen.  I see a child dressed like a drag in church and I think..probably a reasonable explanation.

03-05-2011 06:54 PM
treeoflife3

No, that's a fun treat.. it's when you eat DINNER for breakfast that is the problem

 

(true story, my stepdad used to freak out about when I'd eat leftovers for breakfast because it wasn't a 'real' breakfast... although sometimes it was more healthy and balanced than his bowl of cereal... hehe)
 

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Haha, yeah, & I also find myself wondering if eating breakfast for dinner is equally offensive?!
 

 



 

03-05-2011 06:02 PM
number572

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Originally Posted by MsFortune View Post

I thought whether you let your kids run around in jammies or not was a taste thing - turns out it's a total indication of if you are a good or bad parent.  Who knew?

 

 

Haha, yeah, & I also find myself wondering if eating breakfast for dinner is equally offensive?!
 

 

03-05-2011 05:56 PM
MsFortune

I thought whether you let your kids run around in jammies or not was a taste thing - turns out it's a total indication of if you are a good or bad parent.  Who knew?

03-05-2011 05:44 PM
treeoflife3

I find great humor in this thread.

 

I'd totally let my kid wear pjs to the store if it meant that much to her.  We don't have any footies for her anymore but I really just don't care what she wears out as long as it doesn't have her last meal all over it and it is warm enough.

 

and if she did wear her pjs all day... She'd wear different ones to bed.  I don't understand the assumption that wearing pjs all day means you don't change for bed... do other people only have one set of pjs?  My kiddo gets changed for bed every day no matter what she is wearing.  part of her routine.  We change diapers and get into pjs and then read stories.  She rarely keeps the pjs from the night before on all day either because she usually ends up spilling something on them or I've taken them off BEFORE she spills and put her in clean clothes.

03-05-2011 04:16 PM
number572


Ok, added "OP" to my link post, didn't mean to confuse anyone.

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I know you weren't trying to be mean. I was pointing out that hulu only works inside the US because I know that lots of people don't realize that. Kind of like people don't realize you're specifically addressing the OP if it's not mentioned in the post. I'm really not trying to pick on you, it was just unclear and the way the post was worded made it seem like you were addressing everyone.

 



 

03-05-2011 03:29 PM
MusicianDad

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I was answering the OP since she lives in the US and was asking about a societal/cultural issue here in the USA, the acceptance or fashion may not be the same in other parts of the world.  Plus I read that Target stores aren't international yet, and Canada specifically should see it's first Target stores open (100-150 stores projected) in the year 2013 earliest.  I understand your curiosity though, I've tried to click on people's links before only to be let down if their link doesn't work for me.  I certainly wasn't trying to exclude, I'm not an intentional meanie!  Often in threads, if they get too long , I'll address the OP only, and always thought that it was acceptable to do.

 


I know you weren't trying to be mean. I was pointing out that hulu only works inside the US because I know that lots of people don't realize that. Kind of like people don't realize you're specifically addressing the OP if it's not mentioned in the post. I'm really not trying to pick on you, it was just unclear and the way the post was worded made it seem like you were addressing everyone.

 

03-05-2011 02:58 PM
number572

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But not everyone in this thread is. Some of us aren't even in the US and can't watch the video you linked too.
 

 

I was answering the OP since she lives in the US and was asking about a societal/cultural issue here in the USA, the acceptance or fashion may not be the same in other parts of the world.  Plus I read that Target stores aren't international yet, and Canada specifically should see it's first Target stores open (100-150 stores projected) in the year 2013 earliest.  I understand your curiosity though, I've tried to click on people's links before only to be let down if their link doesn't work for me.  I certainly wasn't trying to exclude, I'm not an intentional meanie!  Often in threads, if they get too long , I'll address the OP only, and always thought that it was acceptable to do.

 

If you'd like to know what was in the vid... it was basically saying that fashion has begun to include pajamas for the work place and adult pajamas, adult footie pajamas, etc.  The reporter used the phrase "lazy" but also acknowledged that there is a high number of sales for "pajama jeans" etc., meant for being worn in public and to work.  If you google the topic, maybe you can find out how people, in whichever country you're wondering about, view the acceptance of wearing pajamas in public. 
 

And now you know that Canada should be getting some Target stores within a few years.  You could take a toddler in their pajamas and report back to this thread! 

03-05-2011 11:44 AM
MusicianDad

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Yes, the OP is from Kansas City, MO, USA

 

But not everyone in this thread is. Some of us aren't even in the US and can't watch the video you linked too.
 

 

03-05-2011 09:24 AM
kriket

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Originally Posted by tzs View Post

i get it....although this has shaped up to be quite the political pajama thread!

btw....i ran to the car today to get something i had forgotten in my yoga pant pjs and i felt like a scuzbucket...something about going outside in what you've just slept in....

just to add to the original thread.
 



 

i love this has gone on 9 pages!

 

i have a 2y/o and i have taken him out in feeties. DH had outpatient surgery and we had to be there @ 530AM. I'm 20 wks pregnant, and my family lives in another state (so no 5:30am babysitter) so DS went to the hospital in jammies. He's not trying to impress anyone, he's 2 and it's 5:30 at a hospital.

 

If you're 15 and in your feeties in target... Well... we've all been 15,

 

I saw a woman at the Drs office yesterday wearing riding pants. I thought that was strange. Usually riding pants smell like horse. I try not to go out in public smelling like a horse. But maybe she was on her way into the barn and just had to stop by the Drs office. Who knows. She didn't sit next to me, so I didn't have the opportunity to smell if she smelled like horse or not :)

03-05-2011 08:54 AM
Chamomile Girl
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Ladies - I just want to apologize for my post.  I was in a terrible mood and I admit - I'm judgemental.  Gesh.  I do look at others and think the worst instead of thinking good things.  I swear, it's not you...it's me and I'm truly sorry.   Of course if I see you, the mom, walking around Wal-mart with PJs, Slippers and Curlers in your hair...I'm gonna judge, but you're just asking for it and I have my limits

 

I deleted my post because it was just too harsh and I honestly need to do a better job at not judging.  It's a work in progress...

 

 

 


Aw, c'mon guys...I think she's trying to be funny at the end. It's hard to eat humble pie.
03-05-2011 08:17 AM
number572

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Originally Posted by MusicianDad View Post




Hulu is only available within the United States, just to let you know.

 


Yes, the OP is from Kansas City, MO, USA

 

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