I was talking with a couple of parents at school this morning about clothes. One said she had spent $200 on clothes last weekend that her kids probably won't wear more than once or twice since they're in a growth spurt but she didn't want to buy larger sizes that might be inappropriate for the weather. I asked why she had bothered to buy them at all, and she replied, "Because it's back to school time. Don't you buy new clothes for a new school year?" No, I don't. I buy clothes when my kids need them, and Tiven has plenty of clothes right now. When she outgrows a few things, I'll replace them. I don't understand buying clothing because it's "time" for it. Another parent said she buys a couple of things every month to spread out the cost so she's not strapped when they hit a growth spurt. That makes a bit more sense to me but it still seems you might be buying things you don't really need. When do you buy clothes for your kids & why?