Pajama Day

“Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. ” -Charles F. Kettering

I sent my daughter to school last week in pajamas for pajama day. Only problem? It wasn’t pajama day. When she got home I discovered it was pajama day for her brother’s class and her class would have PJ day the next day.

Every parent’s goal? To stay on top of the school calendar–fun days, testing days, library days, bring more milk money days, fundraising days, no school today days!

I asked Madelynn why she didn’t have the school call me to bring her some clothes. She said she didn’t mind and that she liked wearing pajamas two days in a row. She just told people, “My mom made a mistake.”

Those are the days I wonder if I really am keeping up. I stumble and sit down. And while I’m sitting, I think about how lovely it is to have a child so confident that she can be the only first grader walking around school in pajamas and be completely delighted.

Once again, my children send a message loud and strong, “Keep going! With each and every stumble…keep going.”

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2 Responses to Pajama Day

  1. Tara says:

    My first reaction was, Ohhhh noooo!!! Sweet little Maddi…. You’re doing an awesome job! It’s soooo hard to keep all those days straight for all 4! I can totally relate. At least you remembered. I usually forget. Lol my New Years resolution is to not procrastinate. Do it NOW! So…. I at least write things on the calendar. Now I have to remember to look at it. Lol. You’re in good company Jen! 😉

  2. Sara says:

    I’ve been there too! I had been sending my oldest w/o a snack for the first few weeks of school. I was overwhelmed trying to keep up. We do the best we can. I love that you share about real life. Thanks Jennifer!

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