The Springtime Of School Short TrousersI do recall the excitement that occured the first sunny springdays after a long winter when the weather allowed us to wear short trousers instead of long pants We were in 5e (13-14 years) and at that time almost every boy used to switch to short trousers. In those days, it made a big difference since our shorts were so short that it was a completely different sensation from when we were wearing long pants. You don't get today, with these shorts below the knee, the sensation of bare thighs against the wind or touching a chair, a stone, dewy grass,etc. It's quite normal since the inner thigh is an erogenous zone. We looked happier, younger, friendlier and more active on this day where we wore shorts for the first time of the year. We were always adjusting our short pants, playing with the hems or the split sides, constantly getting up or sitting down on different chairs (just to get the feel of the different material against our thighs), sitting on our hands, mostly as an excuse to feel our thighs. I often caught some kids slapping their legs just for fun ( not strong slapping but play fully patting their thighs), rolling their palms over the knees and running their fingers along the hemlines of their shorts. It was a subconscious thing but it's something they never did while in long pants. Some other kids enjoyed playing with their thighs, pulling the bottom of a thigh to one side and seeing it jiggle back, I reckon that I did the same but I was careful not to do it in anyone's presence. It was just fun!
When I think about those times, it is quite clear that we all enjoyed these moments. And when the time came for us to switch definitively to long pants, I think that we stopped having so much pleasure. No one played with their shorts anymore, no one tapped their legs or ran their fingers along the hems of their shorts, got up and down to try different seats. No, these times will never come back. We lost something very sensuous, very precious, a part something of our teen life.