I just had to post today to say how much I love having my kids in uniforms! Back-to-school shopping is a breeze! I just opened the catalog from my favorite uniform retailer with my kids and had them point to what they liked. We had already figured out how many of each kind of thing they needed. I said, "You can have 5 short-sleeve polo shirts. Here are two kinds. So how many red, white, or blue ones of each do you want? Do you like khaki or navy pants?" I went online and ordered everything. Also, with uniforms, hand-me-downs are not a problem. Size matters, but not taste! In less than a morning and for less than $250 (love the e-mail coupons!), all our school shopping is done!
There is a teeny part of me that misses the adventure of school shopping as I remember it as a child. I miss the shopping trips with my mom and the food we would eat. Trying to find the clothes itself was a really big pain, but the memories aren't all negative! I have clear memories of finding some of my favorite things. I cannot imagine trying to go school shopping with 5 kids in tow!!! So overall, I am THRILLED with uniforms and the internet.