Pajamas Were The Best Thing Ever
Claire Miles - October 17, 2018

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

There’s no doubt in the world that the 90s were an epic decade.   From the movies, TV shows, the music, the toys, the candies, there was no shortage of incredible products.  One of these memorable 90s products were pajamas…

They were one of the best things to have ever existed (if not, the best). We’ve never been more cozy since. Whether we wore them to a sleepover party, or to watch weekend cartoons and eat sugary cereal, pajamas were always acceptable, and in fact were basically the dress code back then.

Sometimes they were so comfortable and oversized that it was like wearing a big fleece garbage back.  We loved getting matching sets with our siblings and best friends, and it made us feel so incredibly special and fashionable.

Our 90s pajamas were so comfy that we literally could have fallen asleep anywhere with them. Our parents knew what they were doing when they bought them for us, knowing that they wouldn’t have to waste their time trying to get us to sleep.

Of course they still probably make pajamas for kids, even for adults as well, but it will never come with the same carefree feeling that it once did.