One of the jokes both inside and outside homeschooling circles is that school gets done in pajamas. So why, in the name of all that is holy, would I demand that my kids wear uniforms?
Because I was desperate, that’s why.
One of my children, who shall remain nameless, has some sensory issues. The way clothing feels (and secondarily, how it looks) is of crazy importance. Shakespeare had nothing on our morning drama, let me tell you what. A couple weeks into last school year, I was beyond done with it. Enter the uniform.
Why we love our uniforms:
Easy: Everything matches everything else. Everything is stain resistant and washable.
Comfortable: This year we specifically shopped for comfort. (Remember those sensory issues?) Everything is jersey cotton or cotton-blend and butter-soft. When winter comes, we’ll add tights for the girls, also cotton.
Definitive: Kendra likes her uniforms because they lessen her laundry load, and I don’t blame her. We use uniforms to define our day. Before school begins, the kids put them on. As soon as school is done, uniforms come off. The school day, which can easily drag on when you homeschool, now has a beginning and ending.
How we did it:
Girls:Gray skirts: LL Bean, $15 Navy skirts: Target, $10 “Ultimate Tees” in black fuchsia (not pictured): Target $6 Navy Henley shirts: Target $8
Boys:Navy polos: Target $5 Navy shorts: Target $10 Black pants (not pictured): Target $10
And just in case you think I’m uptight, we have very strict rules about footwear…