We have to take into consideration the type of messages we are sending our kids. There are some things that we need to teach and tell our kids should no longer happen after age 5 or when they grow up. I’m sure that most people will agree that wearing pajamas in public pretty much means you were too lazy to take a shower and get dressed. I have witnessed several young ladies with dried up stuff on their face/eyes, uncombed hair, etc… wearing their pajamas in the store. You cannot say, “excuse me, you have something on your face.” It’s obvious they did not wash their face so why bother. Also, you cannot tell everyone something like that without having a big huge drama scene.
People are taking public pajama wearing to a new level. Recently, I witnessed a woman walking down the street with pajama pants on, high heels and a hat. My first thought was where was she going looking like that. She dressed her pajamas up like it was the thing to do. Their was once a time when a woman would not dare go outside in her pajamas. She may go outside in her yard but she had to have on her robe. I’ve also seen women wearing robes out in public too. Occasionally, someone may wear pajamas or a robe in public to drop off someone while staying in the car. I always think about what if… What if something happens like getting a flat tire or something that would call for you to stand out in public waiting on a tow truck to come while everyone that passes by stares you down. This is a small world. You never know who may see you or who’s Facebook page you may end up on with the title A Hot Mess! What are your thoughts? Is this a fashion statement, an unsightly trend or just tacky?
LA Black Parent Magazine Online Staff