As we FINALLY return to in-person learning 5 days a week, should the idea of uniforms be readdressed?

402 day! Come next Monday the kids will do something they haven’t done for 402 days, they’ll begin in-person classes full time, 5 FULL DAYS! I don’t even remember what that was like! Will the struggle be real? Um, YES, most def! Trying to get into the swing of things, going to bed early, getting up early, packing lunches for 5 days…how did we used to do it? The past two weeks have been filled with a lot of preparation, including meal planning, sleep training, and our biggest issue, clothes!! I never thought we’d be doing back-to-school shopping in April, lol! For the most part the kids have just worn play clothes/PJ pants and a nice shirt, ya know, the classic pandemic wardrobe while learning remotely. Since they only started hybrid learning last month and their group of students (Group B) were lucky if they received two full days of in-person schooling a week there really wasn’t a huge need for new clothes. And since kids never seem to stop growing it seemed silly to waste a lot of money on new and/or seasonal clothing that they would just grow out of and ultimately not get much use. Thus, that is how we ended up  back-to-school shopping mid-April and to say it was a challenge is an understatement. 

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