Thursday was pajama day at school and because my kids have rags for pajamas I actually went to Target and bought all three of my kids a new pair. I even sprung for matching slippers because they were on sale and my kids have never had slippers before so what the HELL! That’s just the kind of living on the edge I do!
I know Kainoa prefers to wear shorts all year long. And by “prefers” I mean, “he doesn’t own a pair of pants”. He has worn pajama pants before which is why I did not really foresee the problem I was about to face.
When the kids got home they saw their new pajamas and loved them. Maile and Laina were thrilled to have something decent to wear and Kainoa said something along the lines of, “I like them mom! I’ll wear them…next time…”
And I was all, “you mean tomorrow right buddy? For pajama day right?”
And he was all, “no I’m gonna wear these ones…”
And he came out with a pair of very thin super Mario pajamas that USED to be pants but that I actually cut into shorts this past summer as a joke.
WELL JOKE’S ON ME FOLKS, because he loved them and by God he was going to wear them for pajama day!
I gave him other options and I told him kids were not allowed to wear pajamas to school that had been cut with scissors, but he had been looking forward to this ALL week!
“Kainoa!! How about you just wear regular clothes then. None of these other pajamas are shorts and you CANNOT wear those tiny things! You don’t HAVE to wear pajamas!”
To which he responded, “but MOM!!! Tomorrow is Pajama DAY!!’
Not wearing pajamas was just not an option when the school had gone and made a whole day about it.
Look…I know when I’m fighting a lost cause. I could have tackled that boy to the ground and forced him out of those awful pajamas. I could have kept him home from school, but I guess with this third kid I’ve kind of lost my will to win every battle.
So he wore the pajamas to school proudly and I sat home completely embarrassed that this kid was representing our family in Mario pants I had cut myself.
This week on Mommalogues we were asked to talk about our most embarrassing parenting confessions. I talked about an incident that happened in Hawaii when my daughter REALLY had to use the bathroom.
But that’s only because Pajamagate 2013 hadn’t happened yet.
The embarrassing moments just keep on coming!
Other kernels of wisdom covered on Mommalogues this week include: