What Do You Wear To Bed?

by Sherry Riter in Tell The Truth Thursday

You will laugh your head off and thank the heavens above that you are not like me after reading this post. Before I tell you about my deep dark secret, I have to tell you that this posting caused a bit of creativity in me.

I’m going to start a series to post every Thursday called “Tell The Truth Thursday“…(Did you notice that Tell, The, Truth and Thursday all start with “T”? Lovely isn’t it?) Anyway, if you would like to take part in this fun little addition, grab the button and post the new question and your answer on your blog every Thursday. I will put the question in my sidebar earlier in the week so that you can be prepared when Thursday rolls around. Before next Thursday, I will try to figure out how to use the McLinky thing so we can hop, hop, hop to all the blogs and read the fun answers.

Tell The Truth Thursday

Badge also found on my side bar

Now, onward to me telling the truth…I visit other Blog Frog communities (you should really visit mine!) and enjoy posting comments to their questions. So tonight in Mommy’s Time I answered this question…

What do you wear to bed?

This is a funny question to me. First of all, I hate having to waste time sleeping. I close my eyes and when I wake up there are a ton of wasted hours! Granted, I can’t live without sleep, although I have tried, but I still do not like sleeping.

Being the nerd with the funny hair do in the second grade, led me to being a teenage nerd who didn’t want her hair to get messed up while she slept. Back in “those” days, I washed my hair at night instead of the morning. The logic was that I didn’t want to bother with a billion curls in the morning and I didn’t want to make the blow dryer noise to wake up everyone. I was still vain in my own nerdy way, so I wanted my hair to be a perfect blend of curly chaos.

My first solution to this dilemma was to sleep with the top-back of my head resting against the headboard where it remained all night. Thinking back, I wonder why I didn’t ever get a kink in my neck! That solution was pretty good, except that it left a tiny circular flat spot in my hair where my head had rested against the headboard. That aggravated me.

The second solution was to wear a sleeping cap. Oh yeah, I was a sight. I had a white, lace, elasticized sleeping cap that kept my hair enclosed and enabled me to keep my head on a pillow in the horizontal position instead of propping up. This was a so-so solution because it smooshed all my curls flatter against my head and I had already been brainwashed (thank you Mom) that super fluffy was the way to go.

Eventually, meaning many years later, I resorted to washing my hair in the morning and saying the heck with all the dumb solutions at night. Shortly thereafter I started growing my hair long and that created a Medusa morning appearance.

black lingerieAnyway, back to my original question. What I wear to bed (no longer a hair cap) depends on the situation…

  • if I’m cold, thermal underwear type pjs
  • if I’m hot, thin knit pjs
  • if I’m feeling sexy, little sexy lingerie
  • if I’m feeling glamorous, long lace lingerie
  • if I’m feeling free and sexy, nothing. Please do not use your imagination on that one!

Now it is time to “Tell The Truth” to The Redhead Riter and the rest of the internet world!

What do you wear to bed? Please confess in the comments today. We are all listening.


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 bluecottonmemory December 11, 2009 at 5:16 am

You know, I buy the cutest sleepy time clothes for my little guys, but they just jump in bed in their underwear. That makes it kind of dicy on Pajama Day at school – LOL – at least they laugh about it and wear their blue jeans to school!

I like an ecletic assortment of comfy calf length sleepy time pants and comfy soft tops that you can wear but not scare the boys when you walk through the house (Cuddle Duds)


2 Courtney D December 11, 2009 at 5:16 am

I should preface by saying: I'm an old married woman now- mother of two and all that! What at one point in my life may have been an answer worthy of censorship, I confess is now nothing but blah. I am a committed "cami and jammie pant" wearer. With a drawer full of unmentionables I wish I could offer a better answer- but alas… the old, married, mother thing. 🙁


3 Shawn December 11, 2009 at 5:33 am

oh, I'm not afraid to tell! I wear knit jammies—-light shorter ones with short sleeves for summer and long sleeved, long length knit pants for winter. I love knit—and the bottoms are usually yoga pants style, as they are smoofy!


4 jenie December 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

this is a nice! will be joining this thursday thing 😉 i never tell lies anyway…hope i can come by every thursday to do this though coz most of the times i get toppled off by posts, and dropping by's and all around this blogging business. haha. but well, your blog is one of the nicest anyway 😉 will also be grabbing your button again!

keep posting!


5 Melissa December 11, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Oh lol! I used to wear sheer or lacey nighties from Victoria's Secret every night. But now with a 3 month old, much to my husband's dismay I am currently sporting penguin pajama bottoms and a nursing top! At least it's low cut, right?

Glad you don't have to sleep leaning against the headboard anymore! That seems really uncomfortable. I like the Tell the truth Thursday idea! I'll try t blog about it next week!


6 Leah December 11, 2009 at 1:25 pm

I'm a pajama addict. I wear them in bed and I wear them around the house the whole day. Hahaha! I work from home and it's the easiest and comfiest thing to wear.

Stopping by from SITS. Have a great weekend.


7 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 11, 2009 at 3:51 pm

I love PJs for the fall/winter! but in spring/summer, I'm usually in tanks tops and undies.


8 Unknown Mami December 11, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Ugly, ugly sleepwear as long as it keeps me warm I don't care what I look like.


9 Julie December 11, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I <3 pjs… but don't always sleep in them, guess it all depends on my mood as to what I sleep in. 🙂


10 Vodka Logic December 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm

Just an old tee shirt. I might want to rethink that ..


11 KK December 12, 2009 at 1:30 am

Nada, but I can't put that on my blog! 🙂


12 Jen @ After The Alter December 12, 2009 at 8:56 pm

I love pajamas and comfy clothes. I love soft sily night gowns. I wear those both winer and summer…in summer I wear a silky robe with it, winter a heavier bathrobe…sometimes I put on the flanel pajamas if it's really cold, but my favorite are the soft silky nightgowns (both long and short)


13 Jennifer@TouchofShimmer August 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Tell the truth….hmmmm??? Okay. The truth is that I wear the obvious to bed- an oversized cotten tee and an old worn out pair of sweats that I no longer care about. But, sometimes, it's the obvious that most unexpected these days.


14 jan September 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I've been married for 27 years so I go for comfort LOL T-shirt and lounge pants. sammiejanL40 at aol dot com


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