Thursday, April 08, 2010

What's so good about it?

Some years ago the Mr. and I started a habit. Every evening when we come home from work, even if it's 4:00 p.m., we put on our pajamas immediately. Once pajamaed we make dinner and most evenings, we pop in a DVD of whatever old television show we're currently watching. Ahh.
I was inspired with this tradition when watching the old Hepburn & Tracy movie, Adam's Rib. In the movie, the two are lawyer spouses who end up on opposite sides of a case. They spend the day in court battling one another but come home at night, change into their pajamas and settle back into their life together, in love, with the day behind them. Every time I watched the film I would think how lovely that seemed, Tracy & Hepburn sitting together in their pajamas at their kitchen table eating dinner together. And then I thought, well I've got pajamas & a kitchen table!
Ever since then Dean & I have immediately put on pajamas when we get home. I'm quite sure he's got no idea that's why, but it is.
Today it's pretty cold around these parts, especially considering the almost-Spring weather we've been having. There's lots of grousing about the chilly winds and the typical degree of irritation that accompanies most work days.
It might make me wonder what's good about a dreary cold day like today. Well, I will tell ya what's so good about it. Having a way to switch gears and come back to my real life. Sure, tonight it's flannel pajamas and slippers but that's ok. As soon as my scrubs hit the clothes hamper and I slid into my fleece robe, it was a good day.
So; what do you do to put away the day?


Amrita said...

Pretty cool and comfy Sara.

Margie said...

To be completely honest, I don't feel like I ever put the day away. I feel like I never stop going and going. Especially this time of year when we are in the middle of 'masterwork accapella practices', musicals, etc.

That makes me sad.

Debra said...

Loved this! Tom and I often do the same thing, though not in such a conscious manner as you. On especially-snowy days when he's home we've been known to stay in our pj's all day long(!) We do feel very refreshed the next day. Oh, and I've never seen that whole movie you mentioned, just parts--I really should add it to our Netflix list. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Debra

Mrs. Mac said...

For a working gal .. you have a good handle at being a homemaker. This is such a good routine and I'm inspired!