What do you
think of the phenomenon of "Pajama
Days" in elementary, junior
high and even high school? Kids
and even teachers come to school
dressed in their PJ's and do "what
ever"....The purported reasons
include: builds school spirit, is
motivating..is a "great fundraiser...and
Is there a
relationship between ography
and the "celebration
of kids, preteens and adults cavorting
around school in their ?
(Oh, excuse me, "Pajamas"..."comfortable
My 8 year old
daughter said, "no way, I'm
not wearing my pajamas to school.
Only three kids in her class of
19 DID NOT wear their PJs. Last
year in our District Junior High,
teachers were giving "extra
credit" to students who wore
the "slippers" with their
jammies. Since then, the administration
slippers "for safety reasons".
recently had a case of "teacher
caught with on his computer".
taught at the school where the 8th
graders were wearing their pajamas
What do you
Mom in her
Lanz of Salzburg Nightgown
know if a precise statistical connection
can be established between that
teacher and the Pajama Days, but
I dont see how pre-teens going
to school in pajamas helps anything.
We have clearly
lost all semblance of the distinction
between public and private realms.
the popularity of pajama days
has now spread beyond public schools.
Even Catholic schools are not immune
to the Pajama Bug. It does make
me wonder: what happened to singing
songs at Pep Rallies, making up
skits, and the like? Ah, yes, I
know--kids today are far too sophisticated
for such shenanigans, we are told.
But playing the game of whose PJs
are cooler-looking only makes the
cynicism (and competitiveness) worse.
Can you perhaps
band together with other parents
and try to say nightie-night to
All my best,