Funny Wikipedia picture of David and Julie Eisenhower wearing in 1971.
Worn in warm weather. Check.
Shortened version of trousers.
Just as I thought.
"Trousers are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth stretching across both as in skirts and dresses). The word trousers is used in the UK and Ireland, but some other English-speaking countries such as Canada, South Africa, and the United States often refer to such items of clothing as pants, a shortening of the historic term pantaloons." Thanks Wikipedia.
In an area where comfort and airflow are more important than the protection of the legs. I.e. Raleigh in April. Check.
Toddler with a short memory. Check.
Explaining this to a two year-old. No check.
He doesn't remember last summer.
"Broken mommy. Pants broken."
Broken? Um. Not exactly my son.
"Fix it peas."
"Um. They are fine. Your legs are supposed to be naked."
"No Momma. Pants broken."
"Sweetie. Your pants are fine. Do you want some breakfast?"
Sippy cup of milk. Totally tricked him with food. Easy way to out smart a two year-old.