Back to School Shopping Blues
After spending nearly $100 on back to school supplies (fortunately ordered from <a href="http://www.schoolhousesupplies.org/">Schoolhouse Supplies</a>, it hit me that I know have to start thinking about shopping for clothes. It's the thing I face with dread with two school aged boys that are fairly picky about what they wear. The younger ones lives in shorts and t-shirts; and refuses wearing any jackets that he considers bulky. This is a source of frustration during the 9 months of the year when it is cold and rainy. He will also wear through and stink up a pair of sneakers in a matter of months. The older one will only wear skinny jeans; and rips the knees in a matter of weeks. So while it is great to have a brood of boys, after a certain age hand-me downs are few and far in between as a result of the wear and tear, or personal preference.
School starts in a matter of weeks and I need to take inventory of wearable clothes and supplementing with a few new pieces and a new pair of shoes. I know some moms limit their kids to a certain number of items of clothing, but to be honest, I've never been that organized. In reality, they boys probably cycle through a certain number of their favorites. I am curious, what's your strategy for back to school shopping? Do you participate in the ritual? Or do you replace items when needed?