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

Looking Back

by Edgar A. Guest

I might have been rich if I'd wanted the gold
instead of the friendships I've made.
I might have had fame if I'd sought for renown
in the hours when I purposely played.
Now I'm standing to-day on the far edge of life,
and I'm just looking backward to see
What I've done with the years and the days that were mine,
and all that has happened to me.

I haven't built much of a fortune to leave
to those who shall carry my name,
And nothing I've done shall entitle me now
to a place on the tablets of fame.
But I've loved the great sky and its spaces of blue;
I've lived with the birds and the trees;
I've turned from the splendor of silver and gold
to share in such pleasures as these.

I've given my time to the children who came;
together we've romped and we've played,
And I wouldn't exchange the glad hours spent
with them for the money that I might have made.
I chose to be known and be loved by the few,
and was deaf to the plaudits of men;
And I'd make the same choice should the chance
come to me to live my life over again.

I've lived with my friends and I've shared in their joys,
known sorrow with all of its tears;
I have harvested much from my acres of life,
though some say I've squandered my years.
For much that is fine has been mine to enjoy,
and I think I have lived to my best,
And I have no regret, as I'm nearing the end,
for the gold that I might have possessed.

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.