It's getting cold and he won't wear pants!
Anyway, I never noticed this until recently but he only wants to wear the same shorts he recognizes as his own. Nothing else. It's not a sensory issue, it's just that he wants to wear the clothes that he associates with being his, clothes that are familiar to him.
Since he started school, I have sent some shorts to school for him to use in case he has an accident. And I picked some of the shorts he doesn't typically wear. The teacher told me he was very upset to wear them. As soon as we were home he took them off and changed.
Another day, we were running late and I grabbed him a pair of shorts he doesn't usually wear (because I was too lazy to pull his regulars from the clean laundry pile) and he freaked out till I went and got HIS shorts.
Today, it was cold so I pulled out a pair of his sweatpants from last winter. He wouldn't wear them! He kept crying for his red shorts. I was able to get him to wear his khaki church pants but he can't wear those every day!
Has anyone else had a child who struggled with transitioning into a different season wardrobe? What did you do?