Pajama clothes

No More Secrets And Enough Links For You

It was a rough night and as we roll up to school to pick up my son, my daughter shouts from the of the back of the car: Mama, are you wearing your pajamas?

DEFLECTION Me: Do you mean am I wearing the pants I slept in?

Her: Pajamas?

POINTLESS EXPLANATION Me: Yes. Yes, I am. But they are also pants. Mama sometimes wears her sweatpants to sleep and the next day, too.

Her: I’m not allowed to do that.

PAINFUL TRUTH Me: Yes, mama doesn’t let you wear your clothing to bed or let you wear your pajamas to school. It’s called a double-standard.

Her: Oh.


Me: So… are you going to tell everyone at school that I’m wearing my pajamas?

REVENGE Her: Oh yes. For sure, mama.

Pajama clothes
Also, let’s pretend my mirror isn’t ever that dirty. It could be our little secret!

When I’m not defending my right to wear pajamas to school pickup, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.

My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):

Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:

  • 7 worst international aid ideas: From 50 cent demanding people like his Facebook page for a new energy drink before he will feed starving child to TOMS making shoes in China and dropping them off in Africa, these are good to know and even better not to do. (insightful)
  • Kids Prank Parents With Drug Deal Text (18 Pics): Comedian Nathan Fielder suggested his followers text their parents a fake drug deal then say “oops wrong person.” The best is the Pops who finally replies that he never meant to make the kid in the first place and the second best is the mom who says her son is paying too much for drugs anyway. (hilarious and wrong and NSFW if your boss reads over your shoulder)
  • Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim: From Ted Talks, why we need to reform funding for campaigns and elections before anything else. This is not a right or left issue. This is how we save our democracy. I also like how he talks solutions and even makes fun of Ted talks a bit. (IMPORTANT VIDEO especially after the senate vote on not expanding background checks)

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

13 thoughts to “No More Secrets And Enough Links For You”

  1. I loved:
    1. Your explanation of double standard
    2. Your immaculate mirror
    3. Snorting at the drug texts
    4. The foreign aid article
    5. Lars!!!

  2. Oh good. After that post where you wore the cute dress to school pickup I was really feeling like I needed to step it up a notch. Now I can go back to wearing my ‘loungewear’ without hesitation. Or as my child refers to it, my “tireding” clothes.

    1. If by “step it up a notch,” you meant “go to school pickup with your fly down,” I’d understand.
      PS. I like to mix up my outfits so everyone feels like my friend. Or goes WTH is going on.

  3. Did your caption mean to read, “…It could be our DIRTY little secret…”?

    Haha, get it?! Because it’s…dirty!

    Not funny? Oh, umm, I’ll just go back to playing with my cats.

    1. It should’ve read that because it’s so much funnier. Seriously. I need people to comment before I post things. Actually, I’ve just accepted that y’all are more hilarious than me.

  4. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award even though I know you have probably received this award and many more already.
    But I really wanted to include a link from my blog to yours because I want my friends and daughter to realize I’m not the only one who wears stinky slept-in sweat pants to school drop-off.
    And sometimes I drink wine in the daytime. Before 4:00 p.m. And I have a secret stash of rap cd’s. Wow, felt really good to get that off my chest.
    Sooooo, where was I? Oh, yeah. I love your blog. Long and short of it.
    Thanks for the belly laughs.

  5. OK, so this is the version of this conversation you have when your child is sixteen-going-on-seventeen:

    ME: I can drive you but I’m not going to get out of the car.
    HIM: Why not?
    ME: Because I slept in these clothes and I am not wearing a bra.
    HIM (horrified, suddenly realizing I have unconfined breasts): Mom! Too much information, Mom!!!

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