Monday, May 20, 2013

Pajama Day

It was a cold and grey winter day. Ilianna Zorich snuggled under her big fluffy patchwork quilt. She was wearing her favorite pink and purple striped flannel pajamas. It was such a nice day to snuggle under the covers. She did not want to get up at all.

Mommy entered the room. She threw open the drapes. "Wake up, sleepyhead!" She called cheerfully. Ilianna groaned and buried herself deeper under her covers. Mommy laughed. She kissed Ilianna on the forehead, tossed the covers off and gently pulled her out of bed. "Come have breakfast." she said. It was not a suggestion.

Ilianna threw on her robe and stumbled into her slippers. She was still not fully awake. She sleepily followed her mother out of the room.

"Aren't you going to get dressed?" asked her mother. Ilianna shook her head. "Maybe after breakfast." she said.

Breakfast was delicious. Ham, egg and cheese. Ilianna's favorite. After breakfast, Ilianna helped clear the table.

"Are you going to get dressed now?" asked her mother as the last dish was being put into the dishwasher.

Ilianna shook her head. "Not yet." she replied. She went into the family room and sat down on the couch with the soft flowered blanket her Grandmother had crocheted. She sat there for two hours and watched a movie.

Just as the movie was ending, Mommy entered the room. "It's almost lunch time." she said. "Now, are you going to get dressed?" she wanted to know.

Ilianna felt so cozy in her warm soft pajamas. She just wasn't ready to get dressed. She shook her head.

After lunch, Mommy said. "Why don't you get dressed and go out and get some exercise?"

Ilianna looked out at the snow covered lawn. She listened to the sound of the howling wind. She shivered just thinking about how cold it was out there. That was the last place she wanted to be. She shook her head. "I can get exercise without getting dressed and without going out there." she said. Her mother looked doutbful, but Ilianna smiled at her. "Really I can." she said.

Ilianna took out  her CD player and a bunch of CDs. She spent the afternoon dancing around the living room to her favorite CDs with her stuffed animals. When she finally got tired out, she collapsed onto the couch.

"Now are you going to get dressed?" asked her mother.

Ilianna shook her head. At the moment, she was too tired to do anything. She didn't move off the couch.

By dinner time, Ilianna still hadn't gotten dressed. "Don't you think you should get dressed now?" asked her mother.

Ilianna shook her head. "That would be silly." she replied. "In a few hours I am going to get undressed again anyway. Why waste a whole clean outfit on a few hours?" she asked. Her mother just shook her own head but didn't say anything. 

That night when Mommy was tucking Ilianna into bed, she asked, "Why  would you want to stay in your pajamas the whole day?" Mommy couldn't understand it at all. She liked to get dressed as soon as she woke up.

Ilianna sat up in bed excitedly. "Oh, mommy!" she said excitedly. " because I just love pajama days."

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