I am mystified by the latest notice that came home from school with William. Today is Pajama Day, and I understand the first part of the instructions: "Remember pajamas need to be school-appropriate." I am a LITTLE cranky that they are reminding me of something so obvious, but I am SURE (as in, "absolutely 100% sure, no need to convince me of it as if I were denying it, though feel free to give amusing examples") that ALL school personnel have LONG SINCE stopped saying ANY sentence that begins "Surely any reasonable parent...," and that the sentence about appropriateness is indeed warranted. Though it does seem as if a parent who would send a child to school in, say, just boxer shorts and socks, or in a satin cami and satin shorts with "SEXY" on the buns, would need more than a general sentence about appropriateness to point out to them that their choices were the ones being referred to as inappropriate.
Anyway, the next sentence is the one that mystifies me: it is italicized, and it reads "They may not be the ones you wear to bed." Well, clearly! I mean, we all have at least ONE pair of pajamas we never wear to bed!
I don't think the school is actually telling me that the children must wear pajamas to school that are not pajamas they've ever slept in. I think it's a badly-phrased sentence, and that the school is trying to say one or two of the following things:
1. "It is okay to wear pajama-like clothing that is not in fact pajamas---such as sweat pants or yoga pants and a t-shirt." They mean "might" instead of "may"---though even changing that word wouldn't make the sentence clear enough.
2. "They should not be the pajamas you slept in the night before." They might be trying to avoid children rolling out of bed and coming to school as-is.
Anyway, William is right now trying to decide if he's going to wear sweatpants and a t-shirt, or if his popularity is stable enough to risk the feetie pajamas.
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