As I mentioned in a response to another post, I have no mommy friends so I don't know a lot about this school business. My DD is going into kindergarten this year and it's her first year of school (no pre-k or even daycare). I was wondering why do people go clothes shopping for school? My DD is going to a public school so no dress code or uniform. I know this sounds super stupid of me but I really don't get the concept... Can't she just wear what she has been and when the weather turns can't I just go shopping then? Is there any sort of reason I should be going school clothes shopping? Can I skip it at all (my DH recently lost his job and we currently have no income while he looks for another job)? I bought school supplies today and that wiped me out. I do want to go it's not about not wanting to do some school ritual, I just don't see the practicality of it. Change my view maybe?