“I don’t know what T shirt to wear?”
“I can’t get into my clothes by myself!”
These sort of statements can be really tedious when whining out of the mouth of a competent four year old just as you are trying to pry your eyes open in the small hours of the morning.
On top of this we then ran out of PJ tops. Trying to find cotton PJs in a small town was actually much harder than I thought it would be. Polyester this, and polyester that – fine if you would like to sleep in plastic! So the solution then was for my oldest son Zak to simply put on a long top – fine for winter, but what about summer? – you guessed it, a T shirt. Zak and I then chatted through the possibility of him just wearing boxes to bed and wa la…we came up with the winning formula! Now all this may not sound incredible, and I didn’t really fully get the implications until the next morning when Zak bounced out of bed, put a pair of shorts on, and was dressed within seconds – he was impressed! I then thought, if its good for the big boy, its good for the smaller one, and there vanished the whining about T shirts and getting dressed in the morning – yay – a whinge free morning!!
After this discovery I then read an article about bed bugs and the need for the bed to be aired out to dehydrate and obliterate the little critters – and the penny dropped – not only is the T shirt and boxes for night – and then for the next day – so convenient – but it also means that their bed clothes are being changed daily rather than the normal weekly change of PJs – got to be better for you!! When other people had told me about going camping and wearing their fresh clothes for night clothes my immediate reaction was yuck! but I would then put on my PJs that I had been wearing all week – 7 days verses 1 night and one day!! Another lady had told me also how her mornings were so manic she would sleep in her clothes so once awake she just got out of bed and got going – and again my thought was one of repulsion – how could anyone sleep in jeans!! Its amazing how you can just assume what people are wearing and not realise that their trackpants are only slightly thicker than your PJs, and they would be worn less than your PJ pants!
Now I’m on the look out for shorts for me that can be worn to bed and then for during the day….
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