Pajama Days

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Pajama Days

Cozy pajamas,

no neckties and no high heels…

My laptop and me.

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Comfy in loungewear,

feet up, hair down, my music…

Me and my laptop.

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Rocking baggy sweats,

snacktime on the balcony…

My smartphone and me.

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Working, learning remotely,

blogging, creativity.

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CopyrightΒ© 2021 by Cheryl Batavia


As the coronavirus pandemic comes to an end, families who have been working and learning remotely may be returning to school and to the workplace. Though most are eager to return to normalcy, many will have moments of nostalgia over “pajama days.” Fido will miss them.

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57 Comments

  1. Great poem Cheyrl describing our entire family during the hoidays.
    It is heaven to have that time chilaxing between clients which almost looks like workout clothes anyway. lol . Looks like we will be having more normalacy sometime in the future and then we’ll wish we were still in them. ❀️ Cindy

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    1. Glad you found the poem relatable, Punam. We have all had to make so many adjustments, including the kids! Let’s hope we can soon return to our usual routines and the kids will not have lost too much ground! Thank you so much for reading and commenting. Have a great day! ❀

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  2. I don’t think I want to go back to wearing normal clothes, they’re so uncomfortable! But no sign of an end to lockdown here, so I will enjoy my pyjama days while they last! Heartwarming poem, Cheryl ❀️

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the poem, Offshorewriter! Thank you for your kind response. ❀ It looks as if normalcy may soon return, and we all hope for that, but pajama days may be something we are nostalgic about. πŸ™‚ Hope things are going well for you. All the best! ❀

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  3. Nice poem describing well what the lockdown was and the relaxing way of life, Cheryl. But in the long run some people get bored of not being sufficiently in touch with real life.
    I like also very much Fido reading !! πŸ™‚
    Have a happy year
    Love ❀
    Michel

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    1. Haha! Fido reading was Robert’s favorite part of this post as well. πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I agree that most of us hate lockdown and soon tire of being home all the time. We want our real life back! Time spent with family is the silver lining of this oppressive cloud.

      Stay safe and well, Michel. We hope for lots of good news and happy days ahead!
      Love ❀
      Cheryl

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    1. Thank you, Eugenia, for your kind comment! I also admire your work. ❀ Cheers to life in leggings, jeans, and sweats! Casual clothes have not slowed down your productivity!

      I retired in 2011. Although I loved teaching, I am also enjoying retirement! I live in Bermuda shorts!

      Have a great day! ❀

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  4. Simple and beautiful, and hits the correct chords Cheryl, I love this poemπŸ’– for me work from home is continuing, and it was frequent work from home even before the lockdown. Interestingly it was more pajama days earlier, with lockdown came the advent of more video calls, and sometimes they have to capture evidence through group photos, so one needs to be presentable at short notice πŸ™‚
    But with lockdown we have changed our lifestyle quite a bit, invested on good headsets, taken calls while shopping, playing with kids, doing household chores, a more busy, yet more fulfilling routine I think. We will certainly miss it once these days are gone.
    Is that fido in the last picture πŸ™‚?

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    1. Thank you, Deb, for sharing your interesting lockdown experiences and perspectives. ❀ So glad you like the post. Fido is a popular dog's name I chose for the poem. I don't know what the dog in the picture is named. πŸ™‚ We may be able to put into practice some of the lessons we have learned from lockdown. Some of the ways of working you describe remind me of the days of "cottage industries" before the industrial revolution.

      I hope you are doing well! Have a great day! ❀ ❀ ❀

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