It’s September and those of you out there with children might almost have the new morning routine down to a science. But it’s hectic, right? Breakfast, school lunches, getting kids dressed, grabbing the backpacks, finally out the door and then a little voice says, “I forgot, I need to bring something for show-and-tell today.” Hectic just went to maddening.
That five-day-a-week race to school before the tardy bell rings leaves little time for moms to worry about the details. So, it’s easy to understand why so many moms just don’t have the time to change out of their PJs before taking the kids to school. Or is it?
Since many of us do the car pool line, it’s easy to try and hide what we’re wearing. That is, unless you have a flat tire. Then everyone including the guy from AAA will know. Other parents walk their children to school or escort the kids to their classrooms so mommies in jammies are spotted by the school staff and all the parents and students.
A school in the UK got fed up with parents schlepping in the door wearing pajamas and slippers and made it clear that moms should respect the school enough to put on clothes. They felt it set a bad example for the students so pajamas were banned.
A CupCase devotee admits she was regularly dropped off in the carpool line by a mother sporting her bathrobe and a bed head, and she says it wasn’t just embarrassing, it was mortifying. Why couldn’t she get dressed? Why didn’t she care what others thought of her when they passed her at the school entrance?
Celebrities are often photographed walking their kids to school. They get out of the door with a little style so why can’t we all do the same? We know, we know: They probably have a cook and a maid, but is it really that time consuming to throw on some cute jeans, plain top and boots or sandals? Even a cool hat if you don’t have time to do much about your bed head. Take a look at these looks worn by some celebrities for ideas.
And here’s a thought: Why not pull an outfit out of your closet the night before when you are asking your child to do the same? After all, you’re asking your child to look neat and get dressed for school, so set a good example rather than “do what I say, not what I do” J.
Sorry Super Moms, school mornings are not going to get better anytime soon. However, when you get to school late without a lunchbox because it’s still on the kitchen counter, but with the show-and-tell item that you snatched from your child’s toy box at the last minute, you’ll look together, even if nothing else is. J