It's 9:30 a.m. and you're checking your child into school late....

Two Peas is Closing
Click here to visit our final product sale. Click here to visit our FAQ page regarding the closing of Two Peas.

Posted 11/16/2012 by TerriG in NSBR Board
 

TerriG
Pealasti-Girl

PeaNut 28,363
January 2002
Posts: 7,815
Layouts: 31
Loc: Walkin' in Memphis

Posted: 11/16/2012 7:13:35 AM
Could you at least have left your bathrobe at home?!?! School starts at 9, but not only can you not get Snowflake there on time, you wear your jammies, flip flops and robe in to the office to check in?!?! At least throw on a coat instead. (I've seen lots of jammie pants, but this was a first)




I'm STILL a princess - right down to my glass sneakers and enchanted sweatpants!


"A memory is a photograph taken by the heart." - Daisy Sour Cream


KikiNichole

PeaNut 69,597
February 2003
Posts: 27,801
Layouts: 2
Loc: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Posted: 11/16/2012 7:16:21 AM
Oh my. For real? I might not be wearing heels and make up but I at least get out of my bathrobe.


~Kristen~

Onekwa
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 194,574
March 2005
Posts: 2,914
Layouts: 3
Loc: God's Country

Posted: 11/16/2012 7:21:55 AM
Have to say it....



This thread is useless without pictures!




**Angie**
Pea Who Should Be Cleaning!

PeaNut 145,006
May 2004
Posts: 11,487
Layouts: 92
Loc: at home in front of the computer

Posted: 11/16/2012 7:22:04 AM
At least they wore a robe. I used to volunteer in the school office. One afternoon, a woman came to pick up her kid. She was wearing polyester (the silky looking ones) pajamas with no bra.





TerriG
Pealasti-Girl

PeaNut 28,363
January 2002
Posts: 7,815
Layouts: 31
Loc: Walkin' in Memphis

Posted: 11/16/2012 7:33:27 AM
LOL Onekwa - I would have, but the principal wouldn't have approved of me whipping out the cell phone camera. It was bright pink if that helps...




I'm STILL a princess - right down to my glass sneakers and enchanted sweatpants!


"A memory is a photograph taken by the heart." - Daisy Sour Cream


squillen
Tier 1 Baking Pea

PeaNut 133,550
February 2004
Posts: 39,602
Layouts: 331
Loc: Hudson Valley, NY

Posted: 11/16/2012 7:47:41 AM
It's possible she did it to embarrass her child for being late? Not saying it's the right thing to do, but maybe there's more to the story we don't know about?



melanell
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 26,836
January 2002
Posts: 19,090
Layouts: 86

Posted: 11/16/2012 8:01:38 AM
I could see that. ^


"Get ready on time for the bus, or so help me, I'll take you to school in my robe!".

smilesnpeacesigns
PeaFixture

PeaNut 341,236
October 2007
Posts: 3,689
Layouts: 3

Posted: 11/16/2012 8:10:48 AM

"Get ready on time for the bus, or help me, I'll take you to school in my robe!".



That would have worked for me as a kid. Embarrassment is a great motivating factor.

I saw a girl in our Apt. complex go to the mailboxes in her Jammie's, Pink, foofoo trimmed baby-dolls... This is the 1st time she has lived in an Apt type setting so she is always doing weird things....


Even with the snark, trolls and spelling police you are a great group of ladies!

MetalDancer
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 328,901
July 2007
Posts: 2,280
Layouts: 1
Loc: I like calling North Carolina home!

Posted: 11/16/2012 8:47:35 AM
I see stuff like this at DSS all the time. A couple of days ago, a woman came in with Betty Boop pajama bottoms, green fuzzy slippers, a BB t-shirt and no bra. (and she needed a bra!) It never fails to amaze me what people will wear into a public office building.


Lisa =^..^=

"What fresh hell is this?" Sheldon Cooper
http://www.pinterest.com/ncbellydancer/boards/


maddiebsmom
PeaNut

PeaNut 568,442
October 2012
Posts: 55
Layouts: 0
Loc: where it is too hot!

Posted: 11/16/2012 9:04:32 AM
I did this once when I was home with a horrible case of the flu. It was all I could do to get my girls out the door and we were still late by 5 minutes. I had no choice but to sign them in wearing my ratty t-shirt, scrub bottoms and no bra. I had jumped in the car thinking we were going to make it on time so of course I had no shoes on...barefoot in January made this whole outfit even better!

muellertime
StuckOnPeas

PeaNut 137,088
March 2004
Posts: 2,094
Layouts: 0
Loc: somewhere out there

Posted: 11/16/2012 9:12:42 AM
I have worn my robe to school a time or two to drop the kids off. It was right after having a baby and I was just glad I got the kids to school at all.

PierKiss
What if everything is an illusion & nothing exists

PeaNut 82,319
April 2003
Posts: 15,081
Layouts: 39

Posted: 11/16/2012 9:16:30 AM
Maybe she was sick...



BEF2008
AncestralPea

PeaNut 183,504
January 2005
Posts: 4,477
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/16/2012 9:38:34 AM
Even if I am sick or in a real hurry (like having to drive to a sick relative in the hospital in the middle of the night), I will throw on yoga pants and a sweater or sweatshirt or something. Or I throw on yesterday's clothes from out of the hamper. For a quick drop off like that, with a coat over top, it's fine.

I won't even answer the front door if I'm in my pajamas and robe.

guzismom
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 31,617
March 2002
Posts: 9,964
Layouts: 59
Loc: southern new mexico

Posted: 11/16/2012 5:07:12 PM
If she's too sick to change into sweats and a Tshirt, then maybe she needs to get someone ELSE to bring her child to school.

I am certain I would NEVER go into my child's school in my pajamas.

ETA: when I was a child I was badly injured on the playground; my Mom was in the shower at the time and my Dad was supervising me. She jumped out of the shower
with shampoo in her hair, wrapped it in a towel and threw her clothes on before escorting me to the ER to have my jaw relocated! So yeah, even in the face of THAT she managed to get her clothes on and soapy wet head covered.


Marilyn (now in New Mexico!!)
SCUBA diving and SCRAPPING Mom of two

Susie Pea
PeaAddict

PeaNut 433,822
August 2009
Posts: 1,452
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/16/2012 5:15:45 PM

Have to say it....



This thread is useless without pictures!


LOL! Yep.

freecharlie
What happens in NSBR, stays in NSBR

PeaNut 109,127
September 2003
Posts: 22,066
Layouts: 4
Loc: Colorado

Posted: 11/16/2012 8:53:02 PM
I would totally do that to my kid if he wasn't getting to school on time. That said, I would have explained it to the office people.


Tribbey: I believe, as long as Justice Dreifort is intolerant toward gays, lesbians, blacks, unions, women, poor people, and the first, fourth, fifth, and ninth amendments, I will remain intolerant toward him! [to Ainsley] Nice meeting you

writermom1
Thrift Whisperer

PeaNut 114,407
November 2003
Posts: 22,729
Layouts: 66
Loc: At the intersection of Hooterville and Stars Hollow

Posted: 11/16/2012 8:59:33 PM
Was illness involved? When I saw that happen the mother was so sick that she didn't get everyone moving, then had to rouse herself to drag in to sign in.

I also have a lot more sympathy for this since we are renovating and down to one bathroom. It is simply impossible for all of us to get showered and ready so my early am grooming suffers until they are done.

I have friends on standby so that if my car has trouble between here and the school they can come get me so AAA doesn't have to see my commute look.

I'm dressed but it's still not pretty.



Uploaded with iPhone client

alicejane2
PeaNut

PeaNut 268,916
July 2006
Posts: 84
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/16/2012 9:46:25 PM
This thread reminds me of a couple of friends of mine from a few years ago. They had made a promise to each other that it something happened to the other one that they would
1. go directly to the others house and clean everything up.
2. if one was caught out without proper clothes etc, the other would do whatever was needed.
and on and on. All it would take was a phone call with what needed to be done -- no questions asked.

They were a fun couple of friends.

fredfreddy
chatty chatty

PeaNut 120,522
December 2003
Posts: 19,817
Layouts: 546
Loc: San Jose, CA

Posted: 11/16/2012 9:54:52 PM
No kidding. All week I've been working mornings at the bookfair. School starts at 9am and I've been leaving to go home at 910 or later. Parents are dropping off their kids on the curb still!! and not bothering to get them late passes.

It isn;t like school starts at 730 am, geez its 9am, get your crap together!!


Alana

it rhymes with banana

mom to a 21 yo dd, 14 yo ds, and 11 yo ds and a scrapper for 13 years

MergeLeft
Typical Liberal

PeaNut 221,236
August 2005
Posts: 21,421
Layouts: 67
Loc: Houston

Posted: 11/16/2012 10:00:24 PM
I can understand if you're really sick, but I have little patience for the women who say they "didn't have time" to have themselves and their two school-aged children at least presentable in time for school, when I manage to get myself up, dressed and showered and my kids dressed and ready every morning to be there thirty minutes earlier than they have to, after driving forty minutes across town to get there.

Roll yourself out of bed ten minutes earlier and throw on a bra at least, so we don't have to see your forty-five-year-old boobs hanging down to your waist through your t-shirt at the reception desk. And don't whine about 7:50 being too early for you to be "decent" when I've been up since 5:00.



beanbuddymom
PeaFixture

PeaNut 370,521
April 2008
Posts: 3,033
Layouts: 0

Posted: 11/17/2012 5:37:33 AM
Let me just say as horrible as that sounds - my kids would be horrified - I've learned not to judge stuff like that anymore - you really just do not know what is going on in their lives. I mean, lots of "I would never" things I've said over the years at one time or another have come or come close to happening-


Uploaded with iPhone client

katybee8
No matter where you go, there you are!

PeaNut 421,136
April 2009
Posts: 5,255
Layouts: 8
Loc: Chicago NW burbs

Posted: 11/17/2012 7:22:05 AM
Wow! I was about to post that I was ashamed I went to Dunkin Donuts drive through in my pajamas one time and decided that I would be so embarrassed if I had an accident I would never do that again.

I can see a mom being so sick or overwhelmed at the moment that she just had to do it that way, but how about throwing a coat over it? If I tried to get anywhere in a hurry in my pjs my chest would look like two cats fighting in a pillowcase! I would not be subjecting anyone to that if I could help it!

The thing that really bugs me is people going shopping, etc. in pajama pants.

joymarie73
PeaNut

PeaNut 196,998
March 2005
Posts: 463
Layouts: 3
Loc: ohio

Posted: 11/17/2012 7:25:06 AM
I have threatened to walk my kids into school in my neon green holiday pajamas and my hot pink crocs if they decide to dilly dally and make themselves late. I would brush my hair and have a bra on though but for my kids it is a motivator LOL. I have never done it. Around here pajamas are seen all hours of the day on women, at school, gas station, stores etc...
My kids are horrified that I would do that I would even dream of doing that lol

Darkangel090260
PeaFixture

PeaNut 308,882
April 2007
Posts: 3,515
Layouts: 15

Posted: 11/17/2012 8:32:21 AM
I don't get how some women have not self respect or respect for the family. There is never a reason to leave home with out a shower and clothing on. Even with me getting 2-3 hour sleep for for the kids are up. I still take a shower and put on real clothing not pj not work out gear to take them to school. They are not allowed to run around like that why would I run around in my pj. Women have lost so much self respect its not even funny. I pick DH up for work at 3 am and I am fully dress.


I have quite a few learing disabilitys that effect my spelling a grammer. I do know my grammer and spelling suck. I have been working on this problem all my adult life.

writermom1
Thrift Whisperer

PeaNut 114,407
November 2003
Posts: 22,729
Layouts: 66
Loc: At the intersection of Hooterville and Stars Hollow

Posted: 11/17/2012 9:32:30 AM

I don't get how some women have not self respect or respect for the family. There is never a reason to leave home with out a shower and clothing on. Even with me getting 2-3 hour sleep for for the kids are up. I still take a shower and put on real clothing not pj not work out gear to take them to school. They are not allowed to run around like that why would I run around in my pj. Women have lost so much self respect its not even funny. I pick DH up for work at 3 am and I am fully dress.




I too am generally an "up, dressed, house clean, and dinner planned all by 9 am" type person.

I don't think it's an issue of self-respect - or implied superiority. I simply accept that I am a morning person. Others are not.

I can further accept that they may have issues I know nothing of.

Until you walk a mile in their pj pants ...



Uploaded with iPhone client

3kidmama
Ancient Ancestor of Pea

PeaNut 268,201
July 2006
Posts: 5,579
Layouts: 8
Loc: Northwoods

Posted: 11/17/2012 9:49:04 AM
That does sound pretty crazy. However, we don't know what MIGHT be going on at their home.

If we had a kid who repeated refused to do XYZ (make lunch, some chore, make bed, help sibling, whatever...) before school as they were assigned, I could pretty easily see using that as some type of logical consequence.

1 - Snowflake REPEATEDLY refuses to do XYZ
2- Mom has to do said task herself because of Snowflake's laziness
3- Logic says if Mom has to do task, then she will not have time to be ready herself. Snowflake informed of this.
4- Snowflake again ignore his chore, so Mom follows through with logic by showing up to school in pajamas going to office to sign the snowflake in. No angry screaming matches, just calmly following through with logical consequences.
5- Snowflake is so embarrassed, he opts to complete XYZ so Mom has time to get ready and no longer need to leave the house in her pajamas.

You never know what a behaviorally difficult child's "currency" might be. So yes, the story MIGHT be a lazy, clueless woman running around in robe and PJs, but it might also be one smart lady!
Show/Hide Icons . Show/Hide Signatures
Hide
{{ title }}
{{ icon }}
{{ body }}
{{ footer }}