- Leggings worn as pants. At what age/weight do these leggings really need to be worn with a skirt or tunic? Heaven knows they are as comfy as jammies or thermal longjohns, but is that the right way to feel at school? There is much consternation and debate among the staff on this issue.
- Petticoats worn as skirts. For several years girls' attire has been crossing into realms of pageant, costume, Halloween, or what we used to call "Dress Up Box". Kids in the Sixties went home from elementary school, changed out of their "school clothes" into their "play clothes". Then they added their cowgirl holster, and/or an old pink petticoat, Grandma Myrtle's old fox stole, and some clip-on earrings for imaginary playtime. Now that's just normal go-to-school wear.
© 2012 Nancy L. Ruder