I can't believe that summer is already drawing to an end. But it is and in just over a week, my boys will be back in school, starting their 8th and 10th grade school years. The boys have changed so much over the past few years, now that they've hit the teenage years and are starting to grow up. Once thing that I've learned as they get older is that it's all about style and having things that are cool. So besides the regular clothes and supplies, I asked Lil Man to shop with me and pick out his Middle School Must Have's.
A backpack was a definite must he said; "No matter how good of shape the one from last year is in, you need a new one in middle school". He picked a nice sling backpack by adidas at Kohl's. This one features a comfortable to carry handle and a tricot-lined padded tablet sleeve so that he can take it with him and not have to worry about it getting ruined.
Kids feet are constantly growing and I swear my boys are going to have crazy huge feet by the time theirs stop growing. New shoes are a definite must have and Kohl's offers some great styles for the entire family. I'm not sure if it was intentional or not, but Lil Man stuck with the same brand and color for his shoes - adidas BB9Tis Men's Mid-Top Basketball Shoes.
In addition to his two top picks, Lil Man said that you've gotta have nice clothes. His list includes jeans, basketball shorts, hoodies, t-shirts, socks and underwear. Kohl's has all of the latest styles in popular brands so it's a great destination to shop for your middle schooler.