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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:31 PM
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My mother sent me red flannel pjs for my 50th birthday
Jeez. I thought I was doing okay until I opened that package left on my front porch by the mailman. Red flannel pajamas with cartoon cats all over them....

It just sent me into an immediate mental funk...am I over the hill, too old for sexy nightwear? I am now relegated to what I wore at age 6? Or is this my mom's problem (does she want to continue thinking of me as her virginal baby girl?)

Or should I just open a bottle of champagne and forget that I have now logged half century on this planet?

*sigh*

By the way, it's the last day of summer as well.

s_m

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maxanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:35 PM
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1. happy birthday sierra_moon
maybe your mom was thinking of warmth and comfort in the cold winter months ahead. And wouldn't it be weird to get sexy nightwear from your MOM??? :scared:
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:07 PM
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13. No, it wouldn't be weird
I've been giving her sexual advice ever since my dad left and she started dating. I was about 20 then.

So, yeah, it would have been totally cool.

s_m
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:38 PM
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2. It is a gift
long life, and comfort. Enjoy
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corarose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:39 PM
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3. Happy Birthday
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 08:39 PM by corarose
I have been wearing flannels since I was a kid. Don't worry about it they are going to be warm when the winter hits.

Your mother loves you and she wants you to stay warm.

:party: :beer: :party:
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:39 PM
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4. It's cause you're the cats pajamas to her!
You're hip and cool...you're nifty and great...and she's letting you know with humor.

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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:09 PM
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14. That's so perfect
And we are both definitely cat people....

so....I should mellow out and not be so catty, right?

purrrrrr

s_m
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:40 PM
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5. Congrats
on your first 50 years!
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:41 PM
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6. Would You Prefer The Flap In The Rear?
Heck, I just turned 50 myself. No big deal.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:41 PM
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7. Happy birthday Sierra_moon!!
Did the PJs have feet by any chance? I'd love to have a pair of footed PJs especially in the winter.


:party:


:toast:
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:42 PM
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8. Is this your special
birthday? Mine is coming up. Moms are moms, ya know? She probably thought they were cute or maybe they would make you feel better. Who knows, but 50 is great! Think of all the experience and wisdom you have gained. Now, save this and send it to me in a couple of months. SO far it doesn't bother me, but I have not quite gotten there yet. Happy birthday! (((((50 HUGS)))))
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:06 PM
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23. OK, MuseRider, you got yours coming
50 isn't anything until you wake up that morning and realize you are a half-century old....

I will be happy to remind you!!

By the way, my mother and my sister both say their lives improved immeasurably upon turning 50 (and my sister is just 54, so it must be pretty good!)

s_m

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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:45 PM
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9. do they have footies
happy birthday

go celebrate and go pick up some young play thing!
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:57 PM
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21. no footies, no drop panel...
young play thing, as in boy toy? hmmmmmmmmmmmm

I pick up such interesting ideas here at DU....

s_m

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roughsatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:46 PM
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10. Happy Birthday Sierra Moon. I just told my Mom about your present
She is 74 and said that if some one mailed her red-flannel cat pajamas, at her age, it would make her cry. She said that she would have drunk herself into oblivion if she received them at 50. But it is funny to me. Maybe because I am male. I guess one might need to be a female to really catch the pathos of the cat-jammies. :)

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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:56 PM
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20. I think I would like your mom, roughsatori
She sounds way cool. I bet she doesn't even OWN flannel pajamas....

Give her my best...

s_m
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:47 PM
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11. Congratulations!! you just got
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 08:50 PM by dweller
re-birthed...you are now a child again.

Or at least your mom thinks so. Those jammies will come in handy come winter.
and i wouldn't rely on my mom to decide whether i was still sexy in pjs.

i gave up wearing them at 12 anyway, and haven't since.

:)
dp

and edit: my belated birthday wishes!!! (i'm so busy denying my next (50th) that i blanked on yours)...i plan to live forever anyway, so i'm just halfway there. You are too!!
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:03 PM
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22. Well, thanks, dweller, I think...
50 is an incredible number. I don't feel it at all, so I must be in denial. I never had any children, and some friends say that if you do, you are more in tune with the aging process.

Oh hell, I feel like I'm 25. So that means I am celebrating the second anniversary of my 25th birthday.

Yippee!!

:party:

s_m

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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 08:54 PM
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12. Look at it this way...
how disturbing would it be if your mother sent you something from Fredrick's of Hollywood or Victoria's Secret? Mom's like to think of their kids as asexual, no matter what their age. You can lounge around in your new pj's this winter, maybe sit in a chair all comfy and read with a cup of hot cocoa.

Happy Birthday!
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:49 PM
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29. I am not the hot cocoa type
I am definitely more Champagne and skimpy underwear.

And my mom knows it...heck, everything she knows she learned from me! And she's been happily married for over 20 years now...to a very sexy guy, who also happens to be my beloved stepfather. What a hunk!


s_m

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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:10 PM
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15. Happy Birthday
I'm wearing my cat-print flannel pajamas as I write! I just had to share that. Of course, I bought them for myself, so I can lay around like a slob in the evenings and read and be cozy.

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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:53 PM
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30. Well, I didn't suggest I wouldn't wear them....
But not TODAY, if you know what I mean. (Heck, I have to wash them anyway, to get the sizing chemicals out of the fabric.)

I'm sure that in the middle of February, I will be very happy to have them, and I will have forgotten the trauma of turning 50 by then....
right? RIGHT???????



s_m
:scared: :scared: :scared: :scared:
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:13 PM
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16. Red flannel pjs are sexy
Happy Five Oh :party: :toast:
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:19 PM
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17. you drink that champagne in your new jammies!
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 09:21 PM by redwitch
I love red flannel- I feel comfy in it and it's easy to remove as necessary! Fifty is no big deal. And you are lucky to have a mom-and of course you will always be her baby, that's the way it goes-wrap yourself in that love along with the flannel and celebrate! Happy Birthday from upstate NY where red flannel pjs rule!

edited for plaidness
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:57 PM
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36. You are right, redwitch-- I should just be happy I have a mother
And she is super, even though we live far apart and I rarely see her. Yep, I'm her baby, and if she had her way, I'd still be 3 years old.

Thanks for reminding me.

s_m
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:21 PM
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18. There is nothing sexier then red flannel pajamas......
:-)
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oneighty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 09:55 PM
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19. Upon reading your header
all I could think of was, "Darn. You got a nice Momma."

Ed
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:13 PM
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24. Ahhhhhhhhhh.....
You're right. I'm her baby. Doesn't matter that I'm 50 and insecure about it. I'm still her baby.

Thanks for reminding me, oneighty....

I'm way too sensitive today!

But the Champagne took the edge off....

:9
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LincolnMcGrath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:17 PM
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25. Lincoln will hand out the Birthday ritual
Fifty for the Birthday Girl

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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:23 PM
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26. take heart, sierra moon...and happy b-day!!!!
at least she didn't send you a flannel "granny gown" like my mom did when i turned 40! :eyes:
she is well-trained now...she sends flannel pajamas with teddy bears on them :hi:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:35 PM
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27. There's just nothing sexier than a woman in red flannel cartooned jammies
Happy birthday! :toast:

Post pics! Will ya?

oh yeah and *sniff* summer's over.
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:00 PM
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31. Pictures, eh? You really want pictures?
It's way too warm in Seattle for flannel pjs. so you'll have to wait awhile. But, I'll get some film in the camera, for the eventuality when I don the cat-pjs. Now I just need to teach my cat to take a picture!!

s_m

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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:13 PM
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33. I'll be here waiting
:D
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:36 PM
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28. I think it's cute
Happy Birthday. And anything that helps you feel young is a good thing, IMHO!

Dirk
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:12 PM
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32. I hope they were Karen Neuberger
you'll want to live in them. She also makes very cozy slippersocks.
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:45 PM
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35. They are from Serengeti online catalog
The brand is LaCera from China. They seem really cheap. I wouldn't wear them without a thorough washing on a bet. I am sure my mom thought they were better quality, but that happens with catalog sales, at least to me, all the time. Something looks great on paper on on the computer but sucks when you get it.



s_m
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:24 PM
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34. Happy Birthday!
And don't feel bad about the PJs. Think about it, would you want your mother sending you sexy nighties?

Fifty is Nifty!
I bet you've heard that about 100 times today!
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:08 AM
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38. No, I haven't heard that at all today
...because you guys here at DU are the only ones besides my mom and my sister who know it's my birthday!

Image

Thanks, everyone!! Only an hour left of my birthday here on the west coast (and I was born in Oregon, so it's all legit.)

Cheers!

s_m
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:59 PM
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37. I turned 57 earlier this month and...
Edited on Tue Sep-23-03 12:00 AM by eleny
take it from me - you'll need flannel more and more from now on.

On edit - Happy Birthday!
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 12:25 AM
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39. AAACCCCKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You just scared the crap out of me, eleny!!!!

s_m

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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-23-03 09:42 AM
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40. Happy belated birthday, sierra_moon!!
:party:
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