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Woman Sparks Furious Debate After Saying She's Proud To Wear Her PJs On The School Run

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Woman Sparks Furious Debate After Saying She's Proud To Wear Her PJs On The School Run

A woman has sparked a debate after she proudly announced she was happy to wear her pyjamas on the school run.

Jodie Palmer, 34, shared a photo of herself outside in her PJs, while taking her children to school and has received thousands of comments from outraged strangers in response.

Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

However, the mum-of-three has hit back at trolls, saying the only people who should be ashamed are those judging her.

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Jodie was called 'disgusting' and 'dirty' for wearing her pyjamas on the school run, but has responded saying that she is proud of her choice to take the kids to school without getting dressed.

She said: "Yes, I am pyjama mum and yes, I dropped my children at school in my pyjamas and unbrushed hair.

"I am not a bad mum because I wore my pyjamas - I wore my pyjamas because I'm trying to be a good one."

Jodie explained that, after a tough night with her one-year-old, she woke up late and didn't have time to get dressed.

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"People might look at me and just assume I'm lazy or have no pride in myself or I'm a bad example to the kids," she explained, "But I am the complete opposite. I had been up pretty much all night with my one year old son. I had less than a couple of hours broken sleep.

Jodie with her children (Credit: Caters)
Jodie with her children (Credit: Caters)

"But I still got up, got my kids ready for school and got them to school on time. I just didn't have time for me, but that's ok because my priority is them, not how I look to strangers."

She added: "My priority is my children, I can sort myself later. They need to be washed, dressed, presentable and fed."

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Jodie went on to add that what she looked like was the last thing on her mind and that the only people who notice she was in her nightwear were grown adults.

But Jodie, who is also a mum to 10-year-old twins, was shocked by just how much abuse she received over the photo she shared.

She said: "Some of the comments were so unnecessary and so cruel. It doesn't affect you so why do people feel the need to judge? People called me dirty.

"The next time you see a mum in her pyjamas, why not smile at her instead of judging her because she is probably having a really hard time, but she has made sure her kids are at school and isn't that what's important?"

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Jodie - who is starting an internship with her local church later this year - believes that people should be kinder to everyone, especially working mums.

She added: "I want mums who might be struggling to know their best is good enough."

She also clarified that: "The post wasn't about showing people my pyjamas, it was a post to empower myself and other parents who have days when they are struggling, to say you are enough.

"I want to make the point that we don't know if people are having a bad day, we don't know their circumstances, so what happened to be kind? No one is better than anyone else really."

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"What if someone made those comments about a mum who is struggling and it was the final straw?," she added.

She continued: "We should be praising mums who are juggling more than ever these days. We should not be shaming mums who are just trying to do their best."

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Life News, Life, Parenting

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