Socks plus shorts do not equal pants. They do NOT! Look closely at the photo and you will see the frost and frozen droplets of rain on the posts (and the beautiful yellow aspens). It is below freezing.
JellyBean definitely needs to wear pants.
This is such a battle in our family that I have a rule about it. If it is below freezing when I get up in the morning then you have to wear pants, thus I announced this morning that it was a "Pants Day". This is how JellyBean greeted me walking out of his room. The best part was that he wasn't kidding, he really thought he had a winner here.
Oh, the joys of raising 4 boys in the mountains!