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What can pajama’s do for you?

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What can pajama’s do for you?


Chase and I both enjoyed our pajama day!

In most occupations, you’d be in deep trouble for sleeping on the job. However, in days gone by, the “little workers” were encouraged to sleep on the job. But those days are long gone. Do you remember when you were in kindergarten and you took your nap? I went to ½ day kindergarten so I don’t recall sleeping at school, but my eldest son was required to lay down when he was in kindergarten. By the time my next child came along, napping was out of the question. Kindergarten has become the new first grade and children no longer sleep during those prime instructional hours.

BUT- every year at Christmas time we kindergarten teachers unite and invite our students to join us in wearing our pajamas to school. We don’t actually get to sleep at school, but we do celebrate a laid back atmosphere and extremely casual day.

It’s really quite fun to see all the little ones come to school sporting their “Sponge Bob,” “dinosaur,” “Barbie,” and many other character pajamas. They are so excited to do something a little different. Truth be told, it’s quite fun to see the adults sporting their nightwear too; all “K-rated” of course.

I was especially proud to wear my new snowman jammies this year. I bought them on sale last year especially for this day. It’s amazing what a small treat like wearing pajamas can do for the soul and the spirits of children who are only interested in counting down the days until Santa Claus arrives.

But, what about all of you poor souls who don’t get the blessing of PJ day? What are the small things that you do to make the season magical for you? Do you count your blessings? Do you wear festive clothing? Do you bake special treats and share them with friends, family, and co-workers? There are many ways to infuse your season with joy; don’t overlook those small ways to celebrate… and when all else fails, enjoy your own pajama day!

| gratitude, pajama day, possibilities | December 24, 2010

About the author

Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

3 Responses to "What can pajama’s do for you?"
  • Francis Archibald December 25, 2010

    Well done, daughter. You continue to amaze me after all these years. Love you, Dad

  • Wynn December 25, 2010

    Dad,
    Your words are my best Christmas treat- you warm my heart!
    Love you,
    Wynn

  • Stace December 28, 2010

    Working at a Medical Center it seems as if they all get to wear PJs everyday. I have threatened, however non-clinical I am that I might so day just start showing up in “scrubs”. They have an amazing selection just as they do with PJs. I didn’t have PJ day as school, but my kids loved it every year they were able 😉 Sounds like fun for sure. I’m a pretty big fan of HAMFLAP (Having as much fun and laughter as Possible) at work. I’ve been known to swing a foam sword and shield, or two …. cheers!

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