Photo Friday: National Family Pajama Night

Flipping through the Company Store catalog a few weeks ago, the picture below caught my eye, along with an explanation of “National Family Pajama Night.”

The text said, “The best memories are often the ones where your child reminds you of those special moments long after the original smiles and laughter. This fall, plan a special night for your family creating new memories on National Family Pajama Night. Saturday, November 19th, 2011.”

I don’t think we are the family the Company Store had in mind.

Yeah, special moments with your child, blah, blah, blah. Whatever, look at the cute golden retriever. Wearing PJs.

National Family Pajama Night was on! We were going to make some mother fucking memories up in here.

I briefly considered ordering a matching set of family PJs, as the Company Store clearly intended. However, Dave and I couldn’t agree on a style and Dave also gingerly reminded me of the incongruity of my wish to retire early and the purchase of new, matching PJs when we already own PJs. Well, except Chuck. So we ordered doggy PJs for Chuck. Besides the joy of dressing Chuck in PJs, why was I so excited about this event?

National Family Pajama Night would give me an excuse not just to stay at home and cocoon as is my preference (logy means sluggish, after all), but to celebrate it. We weren’t just going to stay in and lie on the couch watching TV, as usual. Oh no! We were going to rock the staying in: wearing comfy PJs, renting a movie, eating popcorn and homemade two-batter brownies. Slumber party, y’all!

I “liked” National Family Pajama Night on Facebook and checked out the daily “memory-maker” ideas. I briefly considered fort building, but then decided our couch is a perfectly good fort as is. We opted out of the homemade play-doh making and playful puppet show as well.

We started off with a photo session, documenting Chuck’s angst. I should probably feel guilty about this, but I giggled the entire time. What good is having a dog if you can’t use him for entertainment?

I needed to step in and stuff Chuck into those PJs. We followed the Company Store’s sizing chart, but they obviously didn’t account for Chuck’s generous circumference. He’s pretty busty, just like his Mama. He’s a brick house, as I like to sing to him. Chuck looked like an adorable sausage for the 3 minutes we made him wear the PJs.

Our first choice of pre-movie cartoon warm-up (Charlie Brown Thanksgiving) was blocked on streaming video, but we made do with Aqua Teen Hunger Force on DVD. Then we watched Blue Valentine and ate brownies. I’d like to provide a deep, insightful review of the film, but I never really got over the first few minutes. Someone really should have warned me about the dog. Seriously, I didn’t give a shit what happened to anybody after that.

Recipe and pictures of the two batter/Twix-studded brownies coming soon.

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12 Responses to “Photo Friday: National Family Pajama Night”

  1. Rebecca Latson Photography
    Friday, November 25, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    Charlie Brown was blocked on streaming video??? Love the family photo (ok, I laughed at the dog – he looks a bit concerned….or maybe it’s uncomfortable…..or maybe he just doesn’t like his photo taken?) The brownies sound delish and I can’t wait for the recipe. As usual, a funny post that made me laugh at 6AM when I read it.

    • logyexpress
      Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

      Yeah, I was bummed about Charlie Brown, I assume it was because of how close it was to Thanksgiving. Chuck was not pleased with the PJs. The second we took them off he seemed happy again. Poor puppy.

  2. cinquecentoproject
    Friday, November 25, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Ugh! Sorry the movie was a loser for you.

    Hope all the other good parts of pj night look like they were awesome. Love the doggie pj outfit.

    • logyexpress
      Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

      Jill, I did like Blue Valentine, it just was kind of a downer for family PJ night. We should’ve picked a comedy, but we couldn’t agree on one. And that poor doggy. Oh man, right then I knew there was no hope for that marriage. And while “young” Ryan Gosling was pretty charming, overall I still think puppies are going to win for me in the puppies vs. Ryan Gosling debate!

      • cinquecentoproject
        Monday, November 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

        Fair enough on puppies v. Ryan Gosling. I am still in the midst of my crush, so his adorable level is quite high for me.

        While I see that Blue Valentine is a downer, I always remember it as an uplifting movie. Something about it really hits at how difficult relationships are and I feel good about how many manage to make it, or something weird like that. Yea – the dog was definitely a foreshadowing scene if there ever was one.

        • logyexpress
          Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 1:09 am #

          I rented Crazy Stupid Love (I think that’s what it was called) to watch while I rolled buckeyes over Thanksgiving because I figured it would be innocuous entertainment (and it was!). Turns out Ryan Gosling is in that too. Dave walked in while my Mom and I were watching the movie and he asked if I had a crush since I’ve now watched two of his movies in a couple of weeks. He was pretty cute in that movie. He’s growing on me.

          Crazy/boss-punching followed by wide-eyed/crying/in-denial Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine reminded me of my Dad. That’s never good. I felt sorry for him too though, like the rules of his marriage changed but no one told him about it.

  3. nikkianne
    Friday, November 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm #

    National Family Pyjamas Night seems awesome! Where are the pics of little Chuckster in his jammies?

    • logyexpress
      Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

      Chuck wasn’t cooperating, so the pictures I posted were essentially it. Poor little guy wanted out of those PJs! Next year, I think we’ll give Chuck special dispensation to go commando.

  4. Mary Ann
    Monday, November 28, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Cute dog, but he does seem to be a little concerned with his outfit. Maybe because it doesn’t go with his eyes? Funny post. Good effort on the PJ party:)

    • logyexpress
      Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 1:11 am #

      Yeah, Chuck hates clothes. We never try to dress him, but I couldn’t help myself–I wanted to include him in the PJ night! He was extra uncomfortable since the PJs were too small. Poor puppy! I swear I don’t usually torture my dog.

  5. Jamie Walker (@chosenchaos)
    Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    So funny! You can see the pleading in the pup’s eyes – please get me out of this!

    • logyexpress
      Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

      Yeah, Chuck doesn’t like being clothed. He’ll tolerate a bandana, but that’s about it.

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