An ode to footie pajamas, the best investment there is. Thanks, mom!

Go ahead. Try and tell me these aren't the sexiest PJs on this side of the Susquehanna River.

I’ve figured out a way to save money on my heating bill:

Footie pajamas, of course.

It’s been my dream to own them since I was a wee freshman in college. But I could never find a pattern I liked.

Last night, my mom nailed it.

She showed up at my apartment with Penn State themed footies. Considering what’s happened this week — Joe Paterno’s death and all — they seemed more than appropriate.

(Side note: My mom, who also graduated from Penn State’s College of Communications, went crazy on Blue and White pride this Christmas. I got a themed gnome AND a snuggie. It was out of control, in the best way possible.)

After we got back from a hearty dinner at Round the Clock Diner, my mom refused to leave my apartment before I modeled those puppies for her.

She’s kind of the best, as I’ve previously written here.

Footies are totally economical. Except for one small detail.

The ones my mom bought me don’t feature a trap door, so I have to fully undress when it’s time to answer nature’s call.

I usually take my hour-and-a-half lunch break at home, slip into some sweatpants and hang out. Now, I can’t wait for noon, so I can go home and slip into these badboys.

Total bliss.

Overall, I figure I’ll spend a lot less this month on natural gas, considering this ultra sexy onesie will trap my own body heat better than any jammie I’ve ever owned.

Footies: an investment you can count on.

Do you own them? If so, wanna start a club?

About Lauren Boyer

I'm a Business Reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. I cover banking, investing and all sorts of manufacturing, from companies like Harley-Davidson to mom-and-pop operations. I don't go anywhere without my iPad or a large cup of coffee. Contact me with story ideas at 717-771-2062 or
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8 Responses to An ode to footie pajamas, the best investment there is. Thanks, mom!

  1. Sue says:

    What I meant to say in the previous comment before I posted it prematurely was that I don’t own a pair of footie pajamas, however, Lily (16 months) has quite the collection and I’m sure would be thrilled to join some sort of footie pajama club.

  2. Renee says:

    I have some! Mine are pink with skulls and nightcaps. I love them, but they also don’t have the trap door feature.

  3. Lauren Boyer says:

    That’s awesome! Yayyy footie pajamas!

  4. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing, and I enjoyed this story. My sister, Alicia loved footie pajamas, and your ode to them brought back a fond memory.

  5. Lauren Boyer says:

    Denny! Just saw your note.

    Loved the story about your sister. What a neat thing to do!


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