Parenting teens must have its own special rewards. I don’t know what they could be, but it must.
Kids today are busier than ever, right? Busier than when they used to do chores on the farm, take care of siblings, cook from scratch over a stove, hand-wash the dishes, make their own clothing, hand-wash and line-dry their clothes, walk to and from school seven miles in the snow…wait, modern convenience eliminated most of these responsibilities. So what are they actually doing with their time? Here’s my guess. Yet, they still don’t have time for homework. Sad.
Pajamas belong in bed. They are not meant for public. Pajamas worn in public convey unspoken messages about the wearer, such as: “I just escaped from a hospital,” “I’m too lazy to get dressed,” “My whole house burned down last night with all my possessions,” “I do not want to be taken seriously,” “I am mentally unable to handle the challenge of caring for myself,” and “I’m trash and don’t deserve your respect.” I know, pajamas are comfortable, but so are leggings, and who wears those in public…oh, never mind. Please keep the pajamas at home, along with your slippers, blankets, stuffed animals, pillows, and other sleeping accoutrements. That goes for everyone…no “pajama day,” no pajamas as a Halloween costume, no pajamas for casual dress, etc. Let’s maintain some societal standards.