When I think of school uniforms, the first thing to come to mind is… pudding.
No, I’m not referring to the 1974 Colorful Cafeteria Clash of Columbus Prep or the even messier St. Francis Food Fight Fiasco of 1988.
No. When I think of school uniforms, for some reason, the first thing I think of is Pink Floyd‘s classic 1988 album The Wall. In particular the video for the song “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2.”
You’ve heard it whether you realize it or not. It’s the song that has tons of kids screaming, “We don’t need no education…” Part of the song has the teacher screaming at the kids, “How can you have your pudding if you don’t eat your meat?” And therein lies the reason why I equate school uniforms with pudding.
At this point you’re either pumped because you’re a big Pink Floyd fan (in which case, you can “shine on, you crazy diamond”), or you think all the medication I’m on for my pneumonia is producing some pretty interesting blog posts.
Well trust me, it all makes sense. See, Mommy’s Busy Go Ask Daddy is taking part in a joint blog giveaway with The Children’s Place. You can win a $500 Gift Card to the clothing store (more about that in a minute). But the Children’s Place wanted to share the fact that they have an entire section of their site dedicated to school uniforms.
The closest thing I’ve ever had to a school uniform was having to wear gold T-shirt and blue shorts to gym class in high school. My kids have never had school uniforms either, so I’ve never really given them much thought. Looking through The Children’s Place’s site, though, there are some pretty adorable pieces.
Boy’s Fleece Cardigan
I don’t know how long my kids would keep this on, but this fleece cardigan just instantly matures them a good two or three years, wouldn’t you say?
Boy’s Striped Oxford Shirt
This boy’s striped oxford shirt is something Allie and I would definitely buy for our kids now, not even in terms of a school uniform!
It’s funny, I always thought school uniforms had to be super ugly and super boring. Just dark blue and white. Solids, no stripes. But looking at this collection from The Children’s Place, I see that I was quite wrong.
Boy’s Uniform Sweater Vest
Of course, there’s always the traditional uniform sweater vest (available in dark blue or grey). This is more like the traditional school uniform style I think of. Though it’s pretty impossible to find a kid who doesn’t look twice as adorable in a sweater vest.
Boy’s Uniform Polo
Polo shirts are another big purchase of ours for the boys. It’s an easy way to quickly “dress up” Jason or Ryan from their usual SpongeBob or Super Mario T-shirts. Available in tango red or sunny (online exclusive!) colors, these bold, colorful uniform polo shirts do a great job of dressing up without looking too stuffy. If these were the types of school uniforms my kids had to wear, I’d be totally in favor of them!
Those are just a few of the pieces that stand out to me from The Children’s Place. We used to buy tons of clothes there when our kids were younger and I definitely liked the price and the quality. It’s tough with kids because they outgrow things so incredibly quickly. (For some reason, if you keep feeding them, they keep growing. Crazy, huh?) So you don’t want to spend a fortune on nice clothes.
If you’re looking for school uniforms, definitely check out The Children’s Place’s collection first to see if they have what suits your needs. In any event, be sure to enter the group giveaway below for a shot at a $500 Children’s Place Gift Card!
Win a $500 Children’s Place Gift Card
Giveaway ends on July 30, 2013 at 10 p.m. EST. Giveaway is open only to legal residents of Canada and the United States (excluding Quebec and Hawaii), who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. One winner will receive the Grand Prize of a $500 Children’s Place Gift Card. Giveaway officially begins on July 15, 2013 at 9 a.m. EST.