Weaving my way through motherhood whilst trying not to mess up adulthood.

Would you wear pyjamas to the supermarket?


Growing up, when I came home from school I would always get told to change into my 'home clothes' and i would. This would usually be something comfortable that I could easily play a good game of rounders’ in. As I've gotten older the same ethos still stands, as you know from my relaxation post as soon as I walk through the door, there is nothing I enjoy more than a hot shower or bath and the comfort of soft fabric on my skin usually in the form of mixed matched pjs or a woolly fleece thing with a hood that I wear all year round- cosy is always my aim and I will seek it always. I am known to return from the school run and put my pjs back on, only taking them off to do the afternoon school pickup.

Now, as much as I love my slippers and cosy comforts would I go shopping in them? Does it offend me to see others in nightwear as they stroll through the fruit and veg aisle?

My answer is NO and NO

I read an article online of a customer complaining to Tesco about shoppers buying their groceries in their pjs, this customer called for a ban as it made him feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. 

Now, if customers were shopping in their underwear, I would feel embarrassed because for me that is inappropriate. But to feel that way over fluffy pjs and a dressing gown is completely ridiculous. I mean of course, judgement will be passed because this is the world we live in but as long as no crimes are being committed and these people are minding their business and paying for their shopping just like every other Jack and Jill dressed in tops and trousers or whatever is deemed ‘appropriate’

I personally would not succumb to wearing an onesie whilst doing the weekly shop and boy oh boy believe me when I say I would love nothing more than to check off my shopping list whilst wrapped up warm in a dressing gown, but I couldn’t. I would be embarrassed to do so and that is the key- If the people wearing the pjs are not embarrassed then high five, go girl, ten points for you.

A supermarket in Cardiff did implement a ban for wearing sleepwear in the store and even if we find it extreme and over the top we have to respect rules and regulations. We wouldn’t walk onto a building site that says to wear a safety helmet without one and we would adhere to a nightclubs dress code so if the rules- rules sounds so regimented but if this is in place and we know that access would be denied then we have to abide by this. I mean who wants to go through the hassle of getting all dressed up only to be turned away for wearing the wrong footwear on a night out. The same applies for the supermarket, if there are no rules in place then wear what you want but it really isn’t worth the stress of having to return home to change out of pjs all for a pint of milk.

Have you worn your sleepwear to the supermarket? Would you?


Jade Priscilla

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