Back to school shopping has commenced and my girls are getting excited to use their new supplies, make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and wear their new clothing. Right now I’m “the mean mommy” because I’m not letting them wear their new threads until school has actually started. I don’t want them starting off their new year with faded, stained, or ripped clothes, which inevitably happens when kids are busy being kids. Thankfully The Children’s Place knows that kids have this inner competition to see what will happen first- will they outgrow their clothing before they wear them out? I don’t want to spend too much on children’s clothing to find out the answer to that question, so most of our wardrobe comes from The Children’s Place.