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Mum divides opinion after admitting she wears dressing gown on the school run

Emma Guinness

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Mum divides opinion after admitting she wears dressing gown on the school run

Featured Image Credit: TikTok / @paigereynolds__

The Covid-19 pandemic had a lot of us spending more time than usual in our pyjamas, but there are some places where loungewear remains taboo.

Case in point, this mum, who has divided the internet by revealing that she wears her dressing gown on the school run.

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Taking to the popular social media platform, Paige Reynolds shared a video of herself dancing in her grey dressing gown that she captioned: "Me knowing I'll be the mum on the school run in last night's makeup, wearing my dressing gown..."

However, while the video might have been intended to be a lighthearted insight into 'mum life', the comments section was left divided by Paige's revelation.

One sympathetic TikToker wrote: "that's me after a night out with the girls lol."

"[Don't] worry you will not be the first or last to do it," added a second.

But not everyone saw the funny side to the revelation, and Paige was slammed by another TikToker who wrote: "being a bad parent isn't the flex you think it is."

It did not go unnoticed by Paige herself, who responded to the critic in another video.

She said: "If that makes me a bad parent, someone call social services."

Paige received some support from other parents in response to this, with one remarking: "Mate, I'm completely unrecognisable on the school run."

Paige said that wearing a dressing gown doesn't make her a bad mother. Credit: TikTok / @paigereynolds__
Paige said that wearing a dressing gown doesn't make her a bad mother. Credit: TikTok / @paigereynolds__

However, while Paige might be standing by her decision to wear a dressing gown on the school run, it turns out that even teachers are critical of the practice.

Back in 2016, primary school head teacher Kate Chisholm actually got so sick of seeing parents in loungewear that she wrote to them in a bid to stop the practice.

She claimed that they were setting a bad example for their children, as reported by the Independent.

"It just got to the point when I thought, 'enough's enough'," she told the BBC. "I'm not trying to tell people what to do with their lives, but I just think being a good role model first thing in the morning – getting yourself up, getting yourself dressed, ready for business, out to school – is a really good example to set."

Tesco also hit out at customers for wearing pyjamas in store, and back in 2010 they advised people not to do it 'to avoid causing offence or embarrassment to others'.

Topics: Life, Parenting

Emma Guinness
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