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What have your kids worn out of the house?

  • Only "regular" clothing allowed in public

    Votes: 119 58.9%
  • Jammies

    Votes: 102 50.5%
  • Dress up or old Halloween costumes (when you're not going to a costume party or Halloween activity)

    Votes: 101 50.0%
  • Other people's clothing that obviously isn't theirs

    Votes: 46 22.8%
  • Other - details! I want details!

    Votes: 41 20.3%
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Edited to say it's a multiple choice so pick all you want!<br><br>
I took a look at the judgmental thread and how Ruthla's neighbor got her panties in a wad over a kid in jammies.<br><br>
My 4 year old has now worn jammies pretty much 24/7 since November of 2005 (he was 3 1/2 then - he's turning 5 next month). One day he just decided he wanted to stay in his jammies. He says they're "soft". He also likes that they match.<br><br>
Being the slacker mom that I am <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I said eh, whatever. My dh was not thrilled at first and a few weeks later commented that of course he'd wear "real clothes" at Thanksgiving right? Nah.<br><br>
So now it's been over a year and almost every day he's worn jammies. To bed, in the house, to the store, to the library, to major holidays at the in-laws, to playdates, to playgrounds, etc etc. This year he even wore jammies in the yearly Christmas picture. Really, why dress him up for that? I'd rather look back and remember the years he wore jammies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I just don't see what the big deal is <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Ok, caveat - we homeschool so I don't have to worry about dress codes or anything. But seriously, if you can't dress how you like at 4, when can you? He does get a lot of comments from other kids asking why he's in jammies but he also has friends who brag about their friend Owen who wears jammies all the time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
But he does occasionally wear something else. Last week his sister dressed him in one of her old dresses (black with sparkly diamonds - it was ankle length on him) and he was wearing the pink shell bracelet she had given him the week before (that he loves). We went to a store and he tried to buy a pink tiarra. (we were shopping for a birthday present for someone else so we didn't buy it). Dh was mortified and said I shouldn't have let him go out like that but eh, he was cute. Did I mention he's 4? And yeah, he did have his power ranger jammies underneath now that I think of it.<br><br>
Of course the other day my dd, 8, went out in public wearing one of her dad's t-shirts that was obviously too big for her.<br><br>
I do try and make sure the kids are wearing clean clothing but other than that, I don't care what they want to dress like. Really, I wish I saw more creative dressers out there, it would make the world more fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy">
 

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I picked "other" because all of your options apply. My kids go out in a variety of clothing/pjs/costumes/accessories/shoes/hair gegaws. Nothing is set in stone, but they do often choose to wear regular clothes.
 

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My son prefers to go go out in a costume. But, he also wears regular clothes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> His teachers love all the different wild hats he has. Need to find some for spring/summer now.
 

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I'm firmly in this camp and I voted for the Halloween costume-thing. My 4 yo DOES go to school full-time 5 days a week and she can't wear:<br><br>
the white satin wedding gown I made her for halloween<br>
The pink princess gown DH bought her for b-day<br>
the white ariel wedding dress my sister bought her for x-mas<br>
the long blue tule ballerina skirt I made her<br>
the pink sparkle, halter-top evening gown I made her.<br>
2 piece bathing suit of which she owns 3 and loves to wear.<br><br>
so she's pretty likely to be in one of those things any other time we go out. And I am ALL FOR IT!<br><br>
I made at least half her outfits, so I get the kudos, too. Maybe it's different with a girl but we both love all the attention she gets when she goes out in her outfits.
 

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My 2-year-old has no obvious clothing preferences of yet, but I do change his clothes before we go out. Unless it's cold. When it's -35 outside and barely 60 in the house, I can wait days to change him out of his jammies.<br><br>
Just put the snowsuit on top of the PJs!<br><br>
If the day ever comes when he chooses to indulge his more creative dressing side, the woman in the orange headscarf, navy tanktop, purple overblouse and loud animal-print skirt wouldn't have a leg to stand on in refusing him. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I voted other because I really leave it up to my kids.....to an extent. Although so far they have only worn "regular" clothes. However, if they wanted to wear costumes they could. I'd rather them not wear pj's outside simply because I'm anal about pj's getting dirty. Funny, I don't care so much about clothes getting dirty but pj's *CAN'T* have stains. My ds likes to wear his brother's shoes which are way too big. I let him but I am concerned about him tripping while wearing them. I don't make a big deal out of it.
 

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I ask them to put on "morning clothes" as they call them, but I don't sweat it if they don't want to. If they're playing outside, I prefer "morning clothes" over PJs just b/c they mostly have jeans and they are more durable than some of their PJs.
 

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My 4 year old dresses himself. I don't care what he wears, as long as it's reasonably weather-appropriate. He's gone out in dresses, pajamas, dress-up stuff, etc. I only care when I'm spending lots of money on photos, and when it's a real dress-up affair (but, dressy clothes are like costumes to him, so he doesn't mind.) Oh, and no peed-on clothes. Then he has to change.
 

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I voted for "regular" clothes. If I pick them out, they match. If DD picks them out, the colors usually go together. If DH picks them out, she looks like a clown. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm also anal about them wearing shoes. They must wear shoes if we're going out. Even if they're not at the walking stage yet. I have no idea why this is an issue for me, but I'm bothered by the idea of bringing them out in public, shoeless.<br><br>
The only time they wear PJ's out is if we stay late at their grandparent's house when we go to visit. I'll usually dress them in their PJ's before putting them in the car, so I can just transfer them right to bed when we get home.<br><br>
As for costumes and weird outfits, we haven't had to deal with it, yet. If they want to go out dressed up like goofballs, that's fine with me. But they haven't shown interest in it, yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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My 3 yo wore a knight's helmet to pick up dd from kindergarten last week. With his fire fighter raincoat. He was happy, and the other moms were amused. Dd dresses according to her own idiosyncratic sense of what "matches" although she's mostly past the age of wearing dress-up clothes outside. I know they've both worn jammies outside now and then, although not recently.<br><br>
Who cares what somebody else's kid wears, unless that kid is obviously ill-dressed for the weather?
 

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I voted for regular clothing...but it's not all that is *allowed*. She's gone out in jammies a few times, but not often. If she wants to wear her jammies for a longer period of time, I usually allow it on Saturdays (cuz I stay in mine too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ). She wears non-matching stuff sometimes, or 2-3 shirts at a time, or a swimsuit under her clothes, or underwear over her diaper, or her shoes on the wrong feet, etc quite often. Because she's 2 and I don't really care.
 

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Typically just regular clothes. Not cuz it's a rule or anything, but just because he's only 2 and hasn't developed a taste or expressed a desire in picking his own clothes out.<br><br>
One time he wore his bicycle helmet to the grocery store...but for the most part only real clothes. I'm not a big fan of sleepers so I would always change him before we left when he was new.
 

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Only real clothes for us, but I don't think poorly of anyone who dresses uniquely <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Jammies are ok as long as they're weather appropriate. Also, slippers count as shoes for me. I'm ok with costumes...again, the weather appropriate thing applies.<br><br>
I prefer that my children walk around looking like catalog models, but we're real and they like comfort....then again, so do I.<br><br>
My children also go through periods of wanting to wear things backwards, like Bluejeans!<br><br>
My french inlaws just cringe.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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My DS usually wears "normal" clothes out in public. My DD will wear pjs with boots, pj tops with jeans or whatever suits her fancy that morning. She is only 2 so I am scared to think of what is yet to come.
 

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With the three year old, I couldn't care less what she wears so long as she's dressed right for the weather (that is, both arms and legs and torso covered when it's cool or cold; at least a swimsuit when it's warm). I consider it a victory if I can get both kids to put clothing on and be ready to leave the house when I need to. Who the heck cares if it's a 'proper' outfit or not? It just doesn't matter that much.
 

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All of the above as long as it is weather appropriate. No swimming trunks mid-January, but otherwise, we don't have a lot of clothes rules. Nothing with inappropriate slogans etc. Oh, and nothing holey in church <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">.
 

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Mostly regular clothes, but he's just 2 and hasn't yet expressed much of an interest one way or the other. He does have a few certain t-shirts that he loves (his John Deere shirt, his Jerry Garcia shirt, some tie-dye) that he really likes and he does specifically ask to wear them often, but then I just pick out pants to complete the outfit since he doesn't really care. Oh, and he does like to wear bright yellow rainboots with just about everything...but still, for the most part, it's just regular clothes.<br><br>
He does wear his pajamas out of the house quite a bit though and that doesn't bother me in the slightest- he's got awfully nice pajamas (Hanna Andersson long johns)and I don't blame him for wanting to stay in them, lol. Nicer pajamas are fine, but I do avoid putting him in really raggedy pajamas for running around town.<br><br>
I'm sure this will all change as he gets just a tad bit older.
 
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