"If I recall correctly, you posited an aesthetic rule for shorts and socks on boys that makes total sense to me (I had come up with something similar years ago)."|
May I ask what your idea was?
As for making pants an option for the winter, I think more specifically it could be a temperature thing. "If the forecast reaches below 32 degrees F temperatures, pants are permitted". For motivation though, there could be some kind of praise and reward at the end of the year for perfect shorts attendance, meaning all days they went to school in shorts. That does mean that there would have to be a record kept of this daily, which could prove challenging.
I had have a few online mid-teen YFs in high school I would talk to once in awhile a few years ago, and I tried encouraging them to wear short shorts. They were motivated, and did express interest, so I bought them shorts to wear. Unfortunately, the other kids at school gave too much teasing about it, discouraging them to ever try them more than once.
In order for boys to have enough encouragement to wear them for an AF I think the school would have to be on the same side on that (being encouraged in school). One could only wish!
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