Mom was complaining she was cold so Dad bought her terry cloth, one-piece-footed pajamas with a hood. He thought they would keep her warm.
Pink, purple and white striped stretchy pajamas with a little drop-bottom-section in the back.
The most ugly pajamas any of us have ever seen.
So, as a joke, Mom hid them in our Box-to-Bring-Home at the end of our Christmas together.
The next Christmas, I wrapped those funky pajamas up in a very pretty box and gave them back to my Mom.
The next Christmas, Mom put those jammies in a food saver bag and sucked all the air out of the bag. She then wrapped that rock hard wad of pajamas in an ice cream bucket for me.
Back and forth those pajamas have gone over the years with each of us trying to disguise the package so the other wouldn't know when the pajamas were going to appear.
Mom even had them shipped to my work place one year. At a department meeting, in front of everyone, a co-worker handed me the box to open and how embarrassing to pull out pajamas!
Uff da! So when my Mom had her 70th birthday, the pressure was on to top what she had done for my birthday. I put the Pajama Lady in Kidlet One's prom dress and gave her a Red Hat. She was stuffed into the trunk of my car and I drove the 250 miles to my parent's town. I had called ahead and got permission to wire Pajama Lady to a bench outside of the Small-Town-Church. It was so hard to keep a straight face visiting and staying overnight with Dad and Mom. Dad and Mom went to church alone the next morning and oh boy was my Mom in for a surprise. On the bench right by the front door was Classy Pajama Lady with a huge Happy Birthday sign! The pastor even made a comment about the Lady on the Bench that greeted everyone coming into the service that morning.
Those Passed-Around-Pajamas live on. Do you have any fun Family Games that you want to share?