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Work Pajamas

Most people who work are required to wear real clothes, i.e. clothes that aren’t considered pajamas. NOT ME! Most days you can find me wearing what Husband refers to as my “work pajamas,” not to be confused with my nighttime pajamas.  The key here is that I wear very comfortable clothes during the work day, which may or may not be pajamas.

TODAY’S OUTFIT = TONIGHT’S PAJAMAS

WHAT?!

My work pajamas clothes are insanely comfortable and most days no one lays eyes on me but Dexter (our dog) and he ain’t bothered as long as I can throw a stick in them.

Weird mismatching tops and bottoms? Who cares! Throw that stick!  An extremely inappropriate outfit I’d have to change out of if my house caught on fire, even if it meant risking smoke inhalation? Who cares! Throw that stick!  The holes. Oh, momma, the holes. Do you see the holes? Who cares! Throw that stick!

There are days I get dressed like a normal person, because I need coffee from World Market or Costco is offering killer product samples. Entering the world of others means I step it up.  No holes.  No mismatching.  No giving Husband reason to roll his eyes.

But some days ain’t all days. Or even most days.

Shouldn’t I be comfortable for the long hours of writing I do here? For the long hours of researching with an occasional ~winkittywink~ Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter/Reddit/Drudge/RealityTea break thrown in?

Should I be ashamed or make ridiculous excuses as to why I’m not properly dressed? Or be embarrassed that Husband mocks my daytime attire? Should I be concerned that he’ll wrinkle his nose and shake his head in faux-shock when he comes home at lunch to find me in clothes that could be, if one must label things, the most comfortable work clothes in the land!

Nah.

I know there’s the whole theory that “you should get dressed to be more productive and profesh” when you work at home.  Hogwash, I say!  Junk science, I swear!  Spoken like someone forced to get dressed!

Sure, there’s the occasional awkward moment when I’m not dressed as one expects. Like whenever the doorbell rings.  I scramble, frantically looking for a jacket, yelling HANG ON!

In the heat of it all, Dexter joins in, confused, thinking I must have spied a squirrel (because why else would I be in such a frenzy?!) and he’s charging right next to me, tripping me in the mayhem to find something to wear, so I don’t frighten the neighbors.

When I finally open the door, looking like God knows what, people usually smile politely and pretend not to see the weirdly dressed crazy lady.

Thankfully, Husband adores me, comfy quirks and all.  He gives me good-natured grief about my work clothes; I tell him he needs to work on his jealousy issues.

That’s love, baby.

What about you guys who work at home?

Are you dressed in something that says you’re ready to run to Target…

…or are you in your work pajamas?!

 

 

 

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Sinea Pies

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

You caught me! I work in sweats or stretchy shorts and t-shirts, depending on the weather. As you said, the dogs don't care as long as they get their walks, food and a little ball toss every day!

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 24th of July 2013

So many of us are in our work pajamas!

Lizzy

Monday 22nd of July 2013

Comfy work clothes - love it!! If the children didn't need me to walk them to and from school I might very well join you :)

Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 23rd of July 2013

Dang the walk to school...

natashalh

Sunday 21st of July 2013

When my guy's at home, I put real clothes on in the morning to drive him to work and use his car for the day. When he's out to sea...well, he doesn't need to know about that... Actually, I try really hard to put on some 'real' clothes by after lunch. High standards, I know. On a lightly different note, my guy has sleep clothes. He wears cargo shorts and like regular shirts to bed, but he has specific (what I would consider) normal clothes that are designated for sleeping in. I find it very strange!

Mrs. Tucker

Monday 22nd of July 2013

after lunch! Better than most of us here. I've never heard of any guy wearing cargo pants as pjs, but, to each their own!

Trish @ Uncommon Designs

Sunday 21st of July 2013

Yep... wearing them right now and probably until tomorrow afternoon! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

Take care,

Trish

Mrs. Tucker

Sunday 21st of July 2013

Ha! All the way thru, baby!

hsmominmo

Sunday 21st of July 2013

I'm all for comfort when I'm at home. Once my boys started reaching those tween years, I had to be a little more conscious of wearing certain outfits. I'm so glad I found your blog here, Mrs. Tucker - you always brighten my day :)

Mrs. Tucker

Sunday 21st of July 2013

Yep, I remember when Boy reached a certain age and then it was goodbye work pjs, hello respectable mommy clothes. Thanks for the sweet compliment. So nice!