When I was a little girl, I was a little weird in a lot of little different ways. (This should come as no surprise, frankly.) But one of the weirdest little stories about me, according to Mama Bear and Daddio, is that when I took a nap, I couldn’t do it in my regular clothes; I had to change back into my pajamas to sleep, and then, on waking up, would get back into my overalls or whatever.
Two things are still true today: one, I still need to be in PJs to sleep, and two, there’s just something really magical about wearing pajamas at non-night times.
Hence Saturday’s storytime: pajamas.
Here’s yours truly in her Hogwarts shirt, Nick and Nora PJ pants, and Oscar slippers, which were undoubtedly the most popular part of my ensemble.
The three books I read were a lot of fun – my and the crowd favorite was Timothy and the Strong Pajamas – and I wanted to pick pajama books that weren’t tied into bedtime/sleeping/good night stories, you know? Luckily, we have plenty of those.
Then it was craft time! I had precut a bunch of (funny-looking, shut up, I’m not a great cutter-outer) pajama tops and bottoms and nightgowns out of construction paper to decorate. So I put down newspaper on a table, provided beads and glitter glue and crayons and paper and little fun things and let the kids go to town. It was a messy, fun time.
I’m glad it worked out so well – no one came in their pajamas, which was fine. I still liked wearing mine, though.
I hadn’t realized till this how weird Gus really is.
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Let’s give these fictional characters something to read.
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