Tonight in our foster class, we talked about setting healthy privacy boundaries with any kids who come into our care, and how important it is to be consistent, because a lot of these kids have never seen healthy boundaries. They gave us a list of really awesome specific things to keep in mind - things like "always close the door when you're changing" and "if more than one person is in the bathroom for hand-washing or vanity purposes, the door stays wide open." These are great reminders, because Andy and I are pretty casual about that shit.
The trainers suggested starting to use these boundaries now, so they're full habits by the time we get a placement, especially if we have kids of our own. That way, it's not like the rules change overnight when the new kid arrives. I think this is really great advice, but I'm dreading putting it into practice. This isn't so much because I hate having bedroom doors closed and bathroom doors open, but because I absolutely hate wearing pajamas. (And I still maintain that bathrobes are a great way to freak out religious missionaries.)
I am a restless sleeper. I always have been. This means that any pajamas I wear end up twisted around, tangled in blankets, and generally incredibly uncomfortable. And I've tried lots of different permutations of the whole pajama thing: t-shirts, boxers, tank tops, fancy-pants button down coordinated separates, nightgowns. All of it flat-out sucks. But I think it would be a decent idea for me to start getting used to sleeping with more than just undies on, so I'm trying to figure this out. I google searched "pajamas for people who hate pajamas," but that just brings up a lot of weird shit from some company called Pajamas Media (totally professional name, guys!). I started thinking that booty shorts - like, the kind I sometimes wear under a skirt on a windy day - work okay, because they don't have enough fabric to move around. And I was thinking maybe something one-pieced would be a better idea, so there isn't the hem to ride up and wrap itself around my neck. I also don't want it to be too warm, because I love lots of heavy blankets all winter.
So basically, I want a short-sleeved and -panted union suit that fits a little snug. I realize that this is an incredibly specific and unusual thing, so I've decided to make it even more complicated by saying that I want it to be mostly cotton, if possible. I looked at a bunch of dance uniform sites, thinking maybe they'd have some sort of leotard that fit the bill, but didn't come up with anything.
Any leads on where I could find my ideal, weird, made-up pajama? Do you have any suggestions on how to make regular pajamas suck less?