Ok - The snark monster in me is coming out. I have a pet peeve.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

When did I turn into my mother? Or worse - when did I become cranky Clint Eastwood in Grand Torino? I am metaphorically yelling at all the teenagers out there who are metaphorically standing on my lawn.

Please - someone tell me when the 'fashion' trend of wearing your pajamas out in public will end. I live in a small farming town and its not like we expect anyone to dress to the nines to go to Safeway. But shouldn't you at least 'get dressed?' Does it really take that much effort to take off your sponge bob square pants and put on a pair of jeans?

I honestly don't know why this bothers me so much, but it clearly does. Possibly because I am annoyed that the whole pajama bottom fashion trend is actually a statement and I can't figure out what it is. It isn't just - 'I want to be comfortable' - because sweats are comfortable loungewear. It isn't - 'I'm rebelling against the over-sexualization of women in low rise super tight jeans' - because not all jeans have sparkly butts that are crack showers.

My annoyance started when a 17 year old or so girl showed up to church in her pajamas. The only other thing she was wearing was a surly expression. It pretty much culminated today when I went to find something appropriate to wear (I am shunning the mom jeans) and I faced multiple racks of pajama bottoms. Seriously?

Or maybe I'm just cranky today. Not sure which.
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    I agree 100% I hate seeing pjs i took my daughter to her 9 month checkup this week and there was a couple there wtih pjs that were faded and looked dirty and wearing flip flops .Im like really the just out of bed look is not cute. And this is FLU season this valley has been hit really hard with the flu and that's how they decided to go to a doctor appt. the only time I will understand the pjs is* your in labor, a child that is sick , halloween or your house just burned down and this is all you have to wear . my daughter elem. school has a PJ day and we dont even let our kids go to school like that .
    1984 days ago
    when I was teaching high school that was the trend then over 7 years ago. They also wore house shoes. Teachers were not allowed to comment. We did have dress sleeveless or crop tops and not droopy drawers where their crack showed..but what appalled me more was that many of the younger teachers dressed the same. They would wear holey jeans, flip-flops and tees...not at all professional to me. I know what you mean about church too. I see it as well and just cringe. I was taught to wear dresses growing up but now I do wear slacks to church but a nice blouse and nice shoes..nothing slouchy..So I'm with you on this. My DILs at least make her girls dress decent to church and out and about...I'm so grateful to them for that.
    1986 days ago
    Lol! I was grumping about the same thing today. Darn youngins with no pride in appearance! I will not even go out to get my morning paper in my jammies!
    1986 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I hear you. Or maybe we just both wish we had the nerve to go out in our jammies? There are days... Seriously though, pajamas are not for public outings after the age of 3 or so. You are not alone.
    1986 days ago
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