Apparently, kids grow quickly. Because of that, buying new clothes and shoes for them every 6 months gets to be an expensive proposition. I can't help you with the clothes, but these INCHworm shoes might help you out in the shoe department. When your spawn starts complaining about their toes butting up against the front of their kicks, just push a button on the side and they'll stretch out another size. The shoes can grow up to three sizes, saving you from having to invest in Nike's Malaysian youth work-study program any more than absolutely neccessary. Although from the looks of these things they just stretch lengthwise, so if your kids feet get wider as well these might just cause a lifetime of foot problems. But hey, cheap shoes! The INCHworms are available online now in a variety of styles for $20 a pair.