“For hundreds of years, pants were thought to have transformative qualities. They turned a little boy from a genderless child, stymied from tree-climbing or other rambunctious activities by long skirts, into a boy ready to enter the rugged world of men.” Atlas Obscura: For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. (I’ll celebrate when my son wears any pants that aren’t sweats…)