Confession: I do not make my children get out of their pajamas every day.
Are you shocked? I hope you’re not. If you ever taken a close look at any of our homeschool posts you will have noticed by now that my children are usually always in their pajamas. And I’m not afraid to admit it.
I’m certainly not going to make them change for picture sake for the blog. That would not be showing how we really live. And I’m all about being real with you all!
I hope you won’t judge me. But I see no need for them to change into clothes for the day when we have no plans to leave the house. It seems like a waste of laundry to me. It is creating more work for myself.
I know it seems like this would make me appear lazy but I disagree.
There are so many of other household duties that need to be done every day, the child training and discipline, along with homeschooling and connecting with them. I am far from lazy! I’m actually very busy! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. I’m sure most moms can relate to that.
We create enough laundry for 5 people by still letting our kids stay in pajamas most days. Shocker, right?
Why create more laundry for myself that will just pile up, need washing, drying, folding and the daunting task of putting them back into drawers?
I don’t see the point so I don’t dress my kids every day.
Now when we leave the house, they change. When we go outside to play, they change. Unless they’re going out in their snow pants. Then, you guessed it – they stay in their pajamas!
Less laundry to worry and stress over is a win for this mama.
Maybe when my kids are older and can do their own laundry our family culture will shift to the point that they will get dressed every day. But by then, they may too accustomed to their old habits that they simply will not care either way. Time will tell on that one, I suppose! And guess what, I’m okay with that too!
There are so many other things that we have to worry about and oversee as wives and mothers. If the never ending, laundry piles are keeping you chained to your laundry room and not serving your family well in other areas, may I suggest incorporating some pajamas days in your home? Trust me, you feel less overwhelmed with the task of laundry when there is less of it.
And what kid wouldn’t say that they would rather their mama take the time to play with them or be less overwhelmed than fretting about the laundry or what they will wear for the day? I think we all know what our kids would say. I know what mine would say.
So there you have it, why I don’t dress my kids every day.
Your turn! Do you make your kids get dressed every day? Even if you aren’t leaving the house? Are you thinking about incorporating more pajama days in your home? Do you make your kids get dressed every day whether you leave the house or not? If so, why? Let’s chat in the comments below! I would love to hear your thoughts!
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