Skip to comments.More Teens Wearing Pajamas To School
Posted on 10/18/2005 8:33:29 AM PDT by Millee
There's a new fad of students -- mostly girls -- wearing pajama bottoms to school, and so far administrators are not making a fuss about it.
"Some days you don't want to get dressed up for school. Like when it's raining and cold. You just want to be cozy," said Ben Lomond High School junior Elvia Escalante, 16.
School administrators in Ogden, Weber and Davis school districts say the pajamas have been modest and there hasn't been a problem.
"There are worse things a kid could wear to school," said Ross Lunceford, principal of Hillcrest Elementary School in Ogden.
"There's a fine line there, and I think sometimes we need to pick our battles. Should we get into a tussle over pajamas?" said Eileen Nicholas, student and family services teacher specialist for Ogden district.
Some students don't think much of the attire.
"They may be comfy, but it makes you look trashy and it gives you the idea you can just slack off for the day," said Ben Lomond High School senior Alena Marshall, 18.
Michael Jackson wore his jammies to court.
I expect they're easier to whip off quick when mood dictates
This is hardly new. Kids have been doing this for at least five or six years. I agree, pick your battles. This too will pass.
My kids are wearing clothes still. You know the clothes manufacturers are using lining fabrics for clothing and making out like bandits. When will the consumers demand better and stop being so passive?
During my high school days I recall a young lady who was sent home to change - because she was wearing slacks. That year was 1967. But it was a private school.
And don't worry, the kids will begin wearing the PJs to mass - if they haven't already.
Soon they'll just wear their underwear. On college campuses for the last few years, the "fashion" among even "respectable" kids has been to wear low-cut pants, so that underwear and, uh hum, what's under them, will show.
I haven't seen it at church yet, but it's nice to be prepared.
A good reason for a dress code and uniforms.
Underwear is already highly visible. In fact, camisoles are accepted school/work/church fashion these days.
I'm not sure PJs are any worse than the oversized pants boys have been wearing for a decade.
You haven't see young girls already who wear a camisole without the blouse over it, as though it is a top?
You can thank the parents who want to be "cool".
Check this out: The popular girls at my daughter's high school take blankets to school to cover up with when they get cold. Not sweaters or parkas, but blankets. And the blankets all look alike. They are a status symbol.
You mean the oversized pants they wear around their knees. Plumbers in training?
Especially Sunday morning early service. Wonder if fuzzy slippers will be okay, too.
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