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As a tired, time-challenged mama, you've probably shown up at your kid's school drop-off looking less than your best. (Hey, there are days when even putting on clean yoga pants and a bra feels like an effort.) But where do you draw the line on what's acceptable apparel -- and what's not?
For schools in the town of Middlesbrough, England, pajamas for parents are on the "not" list. As the U.K.'s Evening Gazette recently reported, 11 primary schools in Middlesbrough sent letters to parents asking them to stop showing up for drop-off and pick-up -- and even school meetings -- in their PJs. (Last year, a school in Belfast made the same request.)
Is this a ridiculous ban, or a much-needed return to decorum and style? And more importantly, are you in the pajama-party camp or the dressed-to-the-nines crowd? Take our poll now -- and read what other iVillage moms in our community are saying:
"I won't allow my middleschooler to wear PJs to school, but some adults think it's okay to do so? They deserve to be laughed at. I can't see banning it though. What are you going to say? 'Sorry, you can't drop your kid off because you're wearing PJs?' Somehow that just doesn't seem fair to the kid." - Disneymom2two
"I haven't noticed parents wearing PJs to school, and I definitely have never seen anyone show up for parent/teacher conference in their PJs, thank goodness. I think it's a good policy, not very different from 'No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service.'" - finally.me
"I see PJ pants with slippers in public all the time. Kids are wearing them, moms are wearing them. I think they belong at home. Why bother to have PJs if they are for public wear?" - magentabluegoddess