With school starting in the US this week and over here next week, I just wondered what your opinion was on the above? Would you have a preference of the two? If so, why? Does it not matter either way?
Me - Kristi, 29
DD - Leia, July 5 2008
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I am not a fan of uniforms. I don't want to wear one and I don't want my kids to wear one. I'm glad they don't have to. They wear their own casual clothes and we are all happy with that.
We love uniforms. I had them when I was little and I have them now. It makes life easier. This morning I asked my kid if he wanted a red shirt or a blue shirt. Took him less than 2 min to get himself dressed and 3 minutes total (I lost his belt). It is also very easy to shop for. I don't think it'll get much harder as he gets older either. So I can buy ahead knowing that it doesn't matter if he doesn't like it, because that's all he can wear. Win for the $ and for the time factor. Plus he still gets to choose his clothing at all other times. I Love Uniforms.
I would love my kids to wear uniforms. Plus, it would eliminate my daughter's constant "I want to wear a dress, no capris, no a skirt, no not THAT skirt, I want my headband to match, you can see my underwear through this, I don't care if it's too cold for shorts......" thing that she has going on every.single.morning.
The local private school has really smart uniforms - white blouse/shirt, navy cardigan, green/blue plaid kilt or blue pants.
My kids have uniforms, and I think they are great! They don't mind them either.
My kids never had to wear uniforms until we moved 3 years ago and they are now in different schools. Now they all have to wear uniforms. I hate uniforms. The public school is not as bad because they just say you have to wear certain colored pants and shirts that you can purchase anywhere. The charter school requires you to buy specific brands and shirts and jackets with their logo only available at one store or online, even plain navy pants have to be a specific brand that is very expensive. It is ridiculous that they can't wear a red polo shirt, it has to be a red polo shirt with a huge embroidered logo on it.
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My kids get dressed on their own (as I said, no uniforms) and we have no issues. Occasionally there's a climate issue with my daughter, but I just tell her to change and I win. Honestly I hate the way it looks when all the kids are dressed the same, and I don't like the message it sends either, although I can see it being really helpful in certain areas across the country.
I feel like it doesn't really add much more if any to my budget because they also have to have something to wear to school. I usually only buy clothes when the season is finishing for the next year to wear because of the deep discounts of clearance and end of season sales. We take care of the uniforms as best as we can so they stay in good shape for the entire year. I don't feel like it's much of a hardship over the course of 10 months.