For some people, winding down from the day is about gin. For me it’s about PJ’s.*
Last week I was having a day where I wanted to be in my PJ’s at 3pm. Yes, it was that kind of day. My daughter was poorly for the third day, so we’d barely left the house for three days, and whilst she’s not a demanding patient in the slightest, she had had us up through the night so I was operating on around 3 hours of broken sleep. All would have been easy enough if it were just the two of us, but the three year old was clearly feeling the effects of staying in and was pushing every boundary humanly possible. So all I wanted to do was get into my PJ’s.
Is this a normal response? They’re just so comforting, right?
I will always be in my pyjamas by 7pm, often earlier (can I just stress at this point that this is only if I am not going out. I will put actual clothes on for an evening out, do not worry). It got me thinking, is this weird? Am I alone in this?
They are comfortable, they signal that I am now ready to relax and I can’t imagine sitting down for the evening still in my jeans.
I was having a discussion recently with my sister-in-law about lounge-wear and it’s purpose. It feels pretty similar to nightwear, we think, so what is the point? Is it more OK to answer the door in sweats than your dressing gown? Perhaps that’s it, but it just seems like an unnecessary extra step to us!
When I went out to work, I would always change out of my suit as soon as I came home, and it seemed pointless to put clothes on for a couple of hours only to then put nightwear on, so I went straight for pyjamas.
Problem is, now I’m often home for the day by 4pm, after the school run, which it surely too early, isn’t it?! Though if we get caught in a heavy downpour, and it seems to be a statistical probability that the heavens do open at around 3pm every day, then that is clearly an excuse to get into them on arriving home. No question.
I kind of feel that once you’re home, it’s OK. If that’s what you want, then do it, right?
Anyway, I’ve rambled on enough. What do you think, what time is too early for PJ’s? I’m thinking that it’s never too early…
*Oh, OK, maybe sometimes it’s about gin, too