It’s Okay To Wear Your Pajamas To Walmart

February 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm , by 

3 months, 2 months.

Dear Jack,

Something I will take pride in is teaching you how to dress appropriately. For example, when you want to impress (or intimidate) someone, wear a necktie.

My (secret) goal is to always “outdress” every other man in the room; particularly in the office. I blame it on the Italian in me.

However, there are certain times in life where that conceptcompletely doesn’t matter at all. The most obvious exception is when you go to Walmart.

Son, you can pretty much wear whatever you want when we go there. I have found the culture there to be extremely accepting.

And that’s exactly what happened last weekend. As Mommy and I are preparing to buy a house later this year, we are prepping our current townhouse to rent. We needed to check out the selection on toilet seat covers- and on a rainy Saturday night, Walmart was the perfect place.

Oh, and of course, we let you have a 98 cent Hot Wheels car and an 88 cent container of bright blue Play-Doh.

With it being all rainy day, you had been in your PJs for most of it. So we figured, why make you change?

After all, considering there is a website called People Of Walmart, which functions as a collection of “the best of the worst dressed” who are secretly photographed by other customers, I figured no one would give you a second look if we carried you around in your doggie pajamas.

I was right. You fit right in.

No need to wear a necktie to Walmart, in other words. But even if you did, I still don’t think you’d get a second look from anyone.

Everyone is accepted just as they are at Walmart. There’s nothing pretentious about it.

Sometimes, that’s actually pretty refreshing.


Love, Daddy


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