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To send DS to school in shorts?

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AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 29-Nov-12 20:16:40

I like to thiink I'm instilling great British qualities of hardiness and stiff upper lip

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Thu 29-Nov-12 20:19:58

Ds 6 does it's his uniform. Looks cute.

thereinmadnesslies Thu 29-Nov-12 20:20:25

DS wears shorts to school all year round, with wool knee high socks. Sometimes his knees go blue but generally it's fine.

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 29-Nov-12 20:20:45

May be worth mentioning that the actual garment had considerably less charm - albeit correspondingly better leg coverage.

Meglet Thu 29-Nov-12 20:21:14


I spotted 2 boys in shorts at school this moring.

I doubt DS would do it though, I'm usually walking along like the Michelin Man.

thereinmadnesslies Thu 29-Nov-12 20:21:15

Are they uniform?

Goldenjubilee10 Thu 29-Nov-12 20:24:15

-1 here this morning at 11am. I hate to think what it was at 0830. I wouldn't send ds to school in shorts.

BeatTheClock Thu 29-Nov-12 20:26:44

I wouldn't at this time of year. Ds won't wear them anyway, not even in summer.

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 29-Nov-12 20:28:25

Not uniform. But he picked them himself. And there was barely a flash of shin between the top of the socks & the bottom of the shorts. But the teacher obviously thought I was barking mad - she made him change!

zookeeper Thu 29-Nov-12 20:30:37

YABU. It's winter. confused

difficultpickle Thu 29-Nov-12 20:33:24

Ds's old school wears shorts AYR. His new school wears lovely thick cords in the autumn and spring terms and shorts in the summer.

FeistyLass Thu 29-Nov-12 20:34:20

My ds was coming home with goosbumps on his legs so we swapped into long trousers a few weeks ago. He'll probably grow up to have a petted lip rather than a stiff upper one smile

beansmum Thu 29-Nov-12 20:36:18

ds wears shorts all year round - they're slightly heavier fabric in his winter uniform. We're in NZ, but it's still cold in winter where we are - frosty and (occasionally) snowy. I think shorts are fine.

MrsMellowDrummer Thu 29-Nov-12 20:38:48

My daughter refuses point blank to wear tights because they're itchy. So she wears her just under the knee pinafore dress (uniform - no alternatives allowed), and knee high socks (rolled down because she likes them that way). No real difference between that and shorts...

goralka Thu 29-Nov-12 20:39:47

all of you who think shorts are fine in UK winter should go out wearing a mini skirt and no tights and see if you like it.

kilmuir Thu 29-Nov-12 20:42:18

Do you wander round in shorts in this weather? Yabu

MrsMelons Thu 29-Nov-12 20:42:26

DS has to wear shorts all year to school till he's at juniors. He wears long socks in the winter and short ones in the summer. He is well wrapped up really (vest, shirt, jumper, blazer and coat) so it is only his knees that are exposed although he has managed to fall over and cut them quite badly 3 times since starting in September.

It does look really cute though but the only draw back is that he now wears shorts all the time and I can't use the reason - its winter shorts are for summer anymore grin

insanityscratching Thu 29-Nov-12 20:50:57

The HT at dd's school is still in shorts and generally is until it first snows hmm.Too cold for me though to put mine in shorts now though.

AnnIonicIsoTronic Thu 29-Nov-12 20:54:10

I was wearing shorts until recently, when I got sick of the comments!

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Thu 29-Nov-12 20:57:12

I like the idea of it, and there's a couple of boys at my ds's school that are still in shorts, but I've been going out with thermals under my trousers this week so I couldn't do it to my kids.

It does look cute, but knee high socks or shorts that are actually sorts are questionable.

Whistlingwaves Thu 29-Nov-12 20:58:28

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usualsuspect3 Thu 29-Nov-12 21:00:10

I think it's ridiculous to have shorts as a uniform in winter.

EverythingsDozy Thu 29-Nov-12 21:00:46

DH would be wearing shorts at this time when he was in infants and jr school. According to MIL and DH himself, he would have ripped the knees of his pants and his mum would make them into shorts. Then again, they were used to the cold, their toilet used to freeze over

HanSolo Thu 29-Nov-12 23:52:02

Our school has shorts as uniform all year round- but they are allowed to wear school coloured joggers over their shorts on days like this- it was 1degree this morning!

5madthings Fri 30-Nov-12 00:33:35

There are a few boys at my childrens primary still wearing shortd, if your ds is happu to wear them.its fine smile

My ds2 wont wear them at all anymore summer and ds3 wasnt keen. Ds4 wore sept/oct but hadnt done recently, if he wanted to i would let him.

Dp still wears shorts even in winter, i have had the odd comment from other parents in the playground that he must be mad. Umm no he just doesnt feel the cold much.

Some children are the same and dont feel the cold, i agree they look.cute! If he is happy to wear them and still has a coat, hat, gloves etc as appropriate its fine smile

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