Does a Long Pants Hater Live in Your House Too?

September 28, 2012 in Best of Both, boys by MyBestofBothWorlds

Do you have a long pants hater in your house?  With the change of seasons upon us and the morning air temps feeling quite chilly dipping into the low 50’s, reasonable Moms like us are taking out the long pants to dress our children.  Well the arguments, tears, tantrums and carrying on about not being allowed to wear shorts to school is apparently NOT just confined to our house in Valley Stream.  My son Sean Eddie with face contorted in a growling grimace, fists clenched at his sides and feet stomping proclaimed how much he hates long pants!!

Has a long pants hater epidemic broken out and we are just unaware?  On my way to work, I then spoke with my dear friend in Pleasantville who also had to cajole her son Nicholas into his long pants this morning. Then another dear friend in Pearl River posted such a sad Facebook status that I felt compelled to call her and provide support.  She had just left her son Ryan in tears at school over this very same issue.

I felt so bad for her and as we were talking, she said she thought this would be so much easier after dealing with three girls, she thought the clothing battles were in days gone by.  No such luck with Ryan.  I couldn’t have agreed with her more, yet here we are.

All I can say is that at least I’m in excellent company.  Maybe we can form a support group: Mothers of Long Pants Haters.  Any takers?

If anyone out there has any sage advice on the matter to share, we are listening.