View Poll Results: When do your kids get dressed on school days?

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  • They get dressed as soon as they get up.

    6 11.76%
  • They get dressed after breakfast.

    16 31.37%
  • They get around to it sometime during the day.

    9 17.65%
  • They don't bother unless they have to leave the house.

    16 31.37%
  • Every day is Pajama Day in our homeschool!

    1 1.96%
  • Do princess/Star Wars/ninja/fairy costumes count as getting dressed?

    3 5.88%
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    We've slacked off on our morning routine lately--I have other, more pressing battles to fight at the moment without worrying about worrying about clothes and beds. We usually hang out and do school work in our pajamas all morning. My kids are content with that to the point that I have to shout up the stairs that I'm leaving the house in five minutes for the library/store/playground to get them to get some clothes on.

    I have a horror of having to answer the doorbell in my pajamas, but fortunately (or sadly?) no one ever rings my doorbell except for Comcast salespeople and the UPS guy. Otherwise, whatever. Less laundry, right?

    But I was wondering about other homeschoolers? Do your kids hang out in jammies all day? Are they go-getters who have their clothes laid out the night before? Do you incorporate getting dressed into your morning routine?

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    Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 10 and son age 11.5.

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    Our school rule is you must be wearing pants. However, I consider pajama pants a type of pants.

    Both my kids sleep in their clothes mostly. Or, rather, they sleep in the next day's T-shirt and either regular pants (BalletBoy seems to think there's nothing more comfy than sleeping in your jeans?!?) or undies or pj pants (Mushroom). Mushroom would rather leave the pj pants on all day as well. Occasionally I make him change, depending on the circumstances of our day. Usually I don't bother.

    I myself have no getting dressed routine. Some days I do one thing, other days something else.
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    We have places to be throughout the week and a very close knit street of moms. I never know who will stop by for a cup of coffee. So we do get dressed before we start any type of schoolwork. Sometimes before breakfast, sometimes after. But fairly early in the day. Last year I got a phone call early in the morning that my dh had been in a car accident on the highway during his major commute. I was so grateful we were dressed and could just run out of the house!

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    My girls get dressed soon after waking up. It's a routine we set while in PS and it's one I kept when we started homeschooling. The only thing that changed was what they wear. I don't care what they wear so long as they change their clothes. It's part of the "starting the school day" routine and it's something my girls need. Without the get dressed, make your bed, eat breakfast, brush your teeth routine, I might as well hang it up for the day and let them veg out in front of the TV. As for me, I'm usually showered and dressed before the kids wake up in the morning. It's part of the 2 hours of alone time I give myself every morning by waking up at 6. It's an evil hour to be awake in my book. I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. It's a shame what I have to do for a little solitude! Showering and getting dressed helps clear my foggy brain so I can put my solitude to good use.
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    Nobody ever comes to my door so I don't worry about it. Pj's and regular clothes are pretty much interchangeable around here, especially since ds won't wear anything my sweat pants when it comes to "real" clothes. Younger dd is mostly likely going to strip down to her underwear anyway so I don't bother getting her to get dressed until right before we are going out the door since I would just have to do it again anyway and it results in too much laundry.

    If I'm home I'm most likely wearing pj pants, sweats or leggings with a t-shirt if its warm or a hoodie if it's cold, which could be in the middle of summer due to the central air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejsmom View Post
    Last year I got a phone call early in the morning that my dh had been in a car accident on the highway during his major commute. I was so grateful we were dressed and could just run out of the house!
    Emergencies would be another good reason to get dressed first thing in the morning. One frigid January morning (single digit temps) a couple of years ago, our boiler started smoking and we had to evacuate. My son didn't even have socks on. We shivered in the car until the fire department aired out the basement and gave the all clear. It was great having the firemen, my neighbors, and the parents dropping off their kids at the nursery school across the street see me in my fuzzy, red bathrobe.

    Quote Originally Posted by Staysee34 View Post
    As for me, I'm usually showered and dressed before the kids wake up in the morning. It's part of the 2 hours of alone time I give myself every morning by waking up at 6. It's an evil hour to be awake in my book. I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. It's a shame what I have to do for a little solitude!
    I consider doing this, too. Unfortunately, my kids could wake up any time between 5:30am and 7:00am, so it would be hit or miss. It is nice to enjoy a cup of tea and the birds singing when I am up before them.

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    I'm all about the comfy.
    Me too! Flannel pajamas and fuzzy slippers all winter!
    Mother of two monkeys...daughter age 10 and son age 11.5.

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    I'm up around 5:30 and take my shower before DH leaves for work. During the non-summer part of the year, that means I'm caffeinated and respectable by 6:30 or 7. DS gets dressed after breakfast, always before we start our school day. But, in the summer it's a bit different; I usually slack until DH leaves at 7 and DS has been staying in his jammies later into the day, especially if he spends the morning reading. We never ever have visitors, but I'm sort of paranoid we just *might*, and I really don't want him hanging out in his underwear if that's the case! lol
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    Sometime we start doing school with the boys still in their pj's but for some reason I have to be dressed before we start doing school work. I usually tell them to get dressed before starting, but some days I don't bother. It depends on what we have planned that day too.
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    I would like her to get dressed in the morning before we start school, but it really isn't a fight worth having. One of the freedoms she really likes is being able to wear whatever she wants for school, be it pjs or a sunday dress. Then there are the days that she and the American Girl Doll that decides to come to school that day dress in matching clothes.
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    My 5 year old dd usually stays in underwear all day. I can't convince her to wear clothes unless we are going somewhere or she needs to go outside (not happening a lot here in summer).
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