It doesn’t take that long to get dressed, so seriously, how lazy am I?
In previous years, I made sure to throw on real clothes before I headed out to school drop off. It’s not like it takes all that long. Especially if I lay out my clothes the night before, just like I do for the kids.
But in previous years, I had to drop off my older two at the elementary school that’s a two minute drive from my house and then drive “all the way into town” to take my preschooler to school, a 10 minute drive that usually included errands on the way home, since I was then kid-free.
And I learned from experience that if I wore my pajamas, fate would conspire against me and I’d be walking around where people could see me in my pajamas.
So, I got into the habit of getting dressed and at least throwing my hair up in a spin pin bun if nothing else.
Plus, last spring, I got into the habit of working out as soon as I got home from school drop off, so I threw on my workout clothes first thing in the morning and either went to a class or did a workout as soon as I got home.
But this year…
All three of my boys go to the school that’s a mere two minute drive from our house. I don’t run any errands on my way home because I don’t have to go “all the way into town” and since school starts earlier this year, many of the places I would need to go to aren’t open yet anyway.
So, from the time I walk out the door with the three boys until the time that I walk back in the door to a quiet house might take a total of five minutes.
And once I’m back home, I get ready for the day. I do the things I didn’t have time for prior to drop off, like wash my face and change my clothes(teethbrushing and deodorant are done prior to leaving the house, though).
I don’t wear sexy pajamas or anything that’s really all that different from my regular clothes anyway. If you didn’t know that I’d slept in them, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell I was in my pajamas(except for that whole no-bra thing… but I don’t get out of the van).
There was that morning when the assistant principal poked her head in the van to ask me a favor… but as far as she was concerned, I could have been headed to the gym after drop off. And really, all she cared about was that I said yes to her favor, not what I was wearing.
Maybe it’s a little different in the winter when pajamas look more like pajamas, what with the cute patterned flannel pants. Then again, maybe not.
On the days when I go in with my kids for something or to volunteer, I do get dressed. But there and back in less than five minutes? I’m not concerned and really no one is the wiser anyway.