A recent lighthearted conversation with my blogging friends Britt Skrabanek and Stan Mitchell led me to wonder if there were any literature themed onesie pajamas for adults. You know, the ones with the incorporated footies and big zipper down the front that children wear.
The only one that really caught my eye (I’m not saying I would actually wear this. I’m just saying that it caught my eye….) is this Where the Wild Things Are inspired onesie.
“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” C.S. Lewis
Maybe onesie pajamas should be just for children?
LOVED that book so much. Yes. I would wear those.
I knew there would be some takers! Perhaps for your next birthday?
While onesies are a fun concept, I find myself disliking the challenges when visiting the restroom.
I hadn’t thought about that; you’re too funny to have thought of that 🙂
Long story short, this was actually a discussion at the dinner table the other night.
Haha, even funnier to know that this was dinner conversation!
Love that story. Saw onesie pajamas for grown ups at target and wanted to get them, but I did not (I felt a bit old haha), they bring back good memories for me, we use to put talc on the floor and skate,maybe if we wear them something magical will happen.
I have fond memories of wearing them as a child as well (mine were bright orange). I never tried the skating on the talc though!
You’re right, Doris, perhaps wearing them does lead to magical adventures.
I would wear those, especially camping out in the wild!
The deer would look at you funny but it would be worth it as you would be so cozy!
my thoughts exactly – and I might scare away the bears. 🙂
Oh my word!!!!!!!!!!! I had totally forgotten about that book.
The moment I saw it I was immediately transported back into the library of my Elementary School!!! I’m so going to track that thing down and re-read it!!!!
And only you, in all your GREATNESS!!!!, could take a friggin’ conversation about onesie’s and somehow get it back about literature AND get turn it into an amazing blogpost….
Why do you hang with me again? I bow to your greatness…
I love that you were transported back to your elementary school library! Isn’t it great when a book can bring us back in time? Literary time machines!
Haha, you had to know I would be inspired by our silly conversation about onesies! I immediately thought “Hmm, I wonder if they make literary themed onesies for adults?” And that set me off on a fun-filled path of research!
Thanks for the praise, Stan, but I’m just inspired by the greatness of those around me (and those I tweet with).
::raises hand in the air timidly:: Umm… Since we tweet together, does that mean I can pretend to be “great?”
YES …. and no pretending necessary 🙂
Dang it, girl… You’re making me blush…
Haha, I think I’ll pass on those PJs. My kids mock me enough as it is. No need to give them more fuel. But I agree with that quote: “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” As parents, we have to read them over and over and over again. The books must be enjoyed by us, too!
I think you should buy the pajamas for your boys as a joke, haha!
I think if I did, they’d start talking about putting me in a home. They probably already are…
oh dear 🙂
I am enjoying rereading many children’s books. In fact I bought this one last year to have on my shelf. If I were the type of person to wear a onesie, I would by this one. Or maybe Hector Protector…with the feather and the crow. (raven?)
Children’s books are often so beautiful: the delicate interweaving of text and illustration.
Perhaps you can make your own Hector Protector onesie…
Literary onesies; best left inside the book covers I think 😉 Unless they have those old fashioned buttoned flaps at the back for ease of toiletting! I am with L.Palmer on that issue.
The old fashioned buttoned flaps, haha! I haven’t seen the back of them but they may just have them 🙂
My 45 year old son was mad for Maurice Sendak’s books when he was a child – and he still is. I have a sneaking suspicion he would love these pj’s.
That’s so sweet. Perhaps you could offer him a pair and a copy of the book for his next birthday to remind him of his childhood.
That is a brilliant idea .. especially as he can be rather difficult to buy presents for. Virginia
Cute! Love the C S Lewis quote – so very true. A lot of the writers on retreat here settle into their onesies once it gets dark outside. It’s so cool to be at work and yet bumping into tigers and bright blue elephants in the corridors!
A literary zoo, how absolutely charming!
Ha Ha! Love this post! This was my eldest son’s favourite book and this reminded me so much of all the times we sat, cuddled and read this together, once-upon-a-time 🙂 Great quote by C S Lewis too, thank you 🙂
Thank you for sharing this special moment. I love how children’s books transport us all back in time!
Yes, me too 🙂
Well, this probably goes without saying…but you know I’m game for the “Where the Wild Things Are” onesie.
I think it’s time to share my mascot dreams secret. I like big, silly outfits. One time when I was working at Sam’s Club, I dressed up as the Easter Bunny in the store. I handed out candy to the kids and danced around, shaking my tail and whatnot. It was a glorious day.
Why am I not surprised? I’m sure you must have been a great Easter Bunny, cool dance moves and everything!
My black Labrador might like those!
Where the wild dogs are!
So many children’s stories are double meaning and can be read many times at different ages. Lewis and his friend Tolkien are proof of that along with many other notable authors. And onesies bring out the best in many stories. Letizia. I enjoy your post so much.
So true. Their poetic, metaphoric nature often paired with illustrations give them so many meanings to be enjoyed and explored by so many.
Guess you guys won’t be needing the onesies in Thailand though!
Growing up in a warm climate, I never wore onesies, but I enjoyed my grandchildren wearing them and reading the book to them. 🙂
With this matching onesie, it would complete the reading experience!
It would be hard to say ‘no’ to any kind of pajama-wear when I’m hunkering down to write. 🙂
A writing onesie- what a great idea 🙂
I think anyone living in the frigid north would be willing to wear these this winter!
They should be distributed at local libraries. Along with the book, of course.
And a cup of hot cocoa or a warm(ing) adult beverage, if appropriate. 😀
This could be a whole new market, you could do lots of characters…everyting from Greek myths to bits of cardboard, recognisable from lots of best sellers! it could be lucrative. I think I would be an urchin from a Dickens novel…who would you be?
I would pay to see you dressed in a Dickensian onesie urchin! I think I’d like to be a tiger from one of Cortazar’s short stories. Plus, the stripes and whiskers would be cool to wear.
You would pay…you would have to speak to my pimp first methinks…stripes and whiskers make you sound like a dramatically haired Major from the Victorian era that is in prison…or should that be gaol.
I have been looking for one of these onesies ever since I grew out of my last one which is decades ago. My feet never got cold. Thought you would like the Maurice sendak google Doodle!!!
I had never seen this, thank you!
As you need to get a new onesie to keep your feet warm, may I suggest the Sendak inspired one? How can you resist the claw gloves? 😉
We’re already wearing winter hats in the house anyway so might as well be really warm and wild at the same time! I’ll have to get a pair of these and go for the real kittywampus effect. Where the Wild Things Are was one of our big favorites growing up. I loved the part where he tried to be good in the bathtub but there was a storm. Funny how that always happens!
Warm and wild- the perfect anecdote to this cold and crazy winter!
Haha, oh what fun!! Yes, we can both wear them and have a party 😀
I would totally wear that!
So fun, right? 🙂
I just got the first item to add to my birthday wish list. It’s only nine months away.
I’ll scribble out that line if someone can find me a pair of Letizia pjs, though.
A fine birthday present!
It’s the stuff dreams are made of.
Love the pics. I don’t miss the onesies of childhood. I always was too warm. I like layering. Off with the socks whenever I like. 🙂
I agree, layering is ideal. The Where the Wild Things onesie comes with socks/claws so maybe you could just get those, haha!
I would love to wear my old onesie again(if I can find it, that is!) 😀
And you still fit into it, haha! It would be great to find your childhood onesie again 🙂
When the heat went out in my apartment, this would have been cozy.
Oh dear no heat! I hate when that happens! Hopefully it didn’t last too long and Miles and Atticus kept you nice and warm. You’ll have to buy some onesies for next time…
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Thank you so much Sherri – you are so sweet!
You are very welcome Letizia, enjoy and have a lovely day 🙂
Love the book and I would wear them and make my boys wear them. 🙂 lol
An entire family; that would be a fantastic sight, haha!
Delightful! I want some!
fun, aren’t they? 🙂
They seem comfy and warm and If you are a literature lover, you just can’ t miss the sense behind them…
Best wishes, Letizia, I hope to read your upates very soon,
Thanks, Aquileana 🙂 Yes, the perfect pajamas for the literature lover on a cold night, haha!