Not Your Mom’s Mom Jeans

Pajama Jeans could very well be the best invention…ever. I wouldn’t know first-hand, but I’m guessing they’re fantastic! Stretchy pants that look like jeans? What in this world could be better? I dare you to find something that can stand up to comfort and style all rolled into one. You can bike in them, take your kids for a walk, go to the grocery store (all examples used in the infomercial) while still looking fabulously chic…or like you’re wearing faux jeans–which you are. One of their slogans is “They’re so comfortable, you’ll want to sleep in them!” Awesome, so I can roll right out of bed in the morning and be ready for the day? Tell me more!

Pajama Jeans are a new mummy’s dream-come-true. Who wants to put real jeans on after squeezing a watermelon from your nether regions? Not me! For one, I couldn’t fit into my actual jeans for a couple of months post-baby so I lived in my yoga pants and maternity jeans. While maternity jeans have come a long way, I’m betting they lack the comfort, not to mention the sophistication, of these pajama-like threads.  “Jeggings,” or leggings intended to look like jeans, are a close relative to the Pajama Jean, but they are just not an option for someone with natural, child-bearing hips (or over the age of twenty-two). So it seems Pajama Jeans is the way to go.

I’ve been tempted to order these clever duds because it would allow me to remain comfortable in my day-to-day wear while tricking my hubby that I’m not giving in to “The Decline”. But I just can’t make sense out of spending money on these imposters. I’d rather stick to my run-of-the-mill black yoga pants when I’m having a lazy day because then I wouldn’t be found out. I could just imagine someone noticing that I was, in fact, wearing Pajama Jeans. Would I be ashamed? Would they be jealous? It’s hard to say. It’s not like I wouldn’t give them a try if someone happened to buy me a pair. Just like I wouldn’t turn down a Snuggie or a Shake Weight either, but you wouldn’t hear me announcing that I owned these products.

What if these Pajama Jeans are the new “MOM” jeans? What if ten years from now they’re the equivalent of the belly button skimming, tapered, stone-washed jeans your mom would’ve worn in 1983? That’s a risk this Mummy is not willing to take…in public at least.

6 thoughts on “Not Your Mom’s Mom Jeans

  1. Your christmas gifts this year will be a pair of “pajama jeans” and shirt that says “sister j’mo” ! It’s gonna be amazing !


  2. well *#@% your saying run of the mill black yoga pants are for lazy days! So my stained, faded, and too short black yoga pants are no longer acceptable 5 months post baby! Eeek I need to reverse this new mommy ‘decline’ ! Thanks for the reality check or slap in the face wake up call. 🙂


    • Lisa–didn’t mean to slap ya : ) We get a 9 month pass…just like the saying goes, “It took 9 months for your body to get that way and it’ll take 9 months for it to get back to “normal.” That’s what some people say anyway and my yoga pants and I are gonna ride that train till the bitter end…which is almost up for me. Baby turned 7 months this past week…only 2 more months for me to use that excuse! : )


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