When Kids' Clothes Stop Being Cute

Scientifically, kids stop being cute around 4-5. Their jaws develop, their eyes aren’t as big compared to the rest of their face, and they start to look like “big boys” and “big girls.”

It’s around that same time that boys’ clothes stop being cute too.

As we schlepped through in back-to-school shopping season for our oldest entering kindergarten, we quickly discovered that gone are the cute shirts. They have been replaced by skulls, and more aggressive words, fonts, and imagery.

Scroll through to see the before and after and share in the mourning of a cute time gone by. Our little one is all growed up.

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  • Joe Fresh 1 of 7
    Joe Fresh
    It starts out with preppy patches, and evolves to pirate flags.

    Image Credit Joe Fresh
    Image Credit Joe Fresh
  • Target 2 of 7
    Target
    Scary monsters can be cute. A house of destruction? Not so much.

    Image Credit Target
    Image Credit Target
  • Old Navy 3 of 7
    Old Navy
    Old school love for mom, as opposed to over-confidence.

    Image Credit Old Navy
    Image Credit Old Navy
  • Old Navy 4 of 7
    Old Navy
    Grover vs everything broken in your home. Tough choice.

    Image CreditOld Navy
    Image Credit=Old Navy
  • The Gap 5 of 7
    The Gap
    Preppy vs Punk.

    Image Credit The Gap
    Image Credit Old Navy
  • Kohl’s 6 of 7
    Kohl's
    Cute Mr Moustache or .. um .. what is that?

    Image Credit Kohl's
    Image Credit Kohl's
  • Macy’s 7 of 7
    Macy's
    Cute robot or angel of death?

    Image Credit Macy's
    Image Credit Macy's

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