Thursday, April 12, 2012

Maybe you didn't know...

But sidewalk chalk?

It isn't for doing this:

Or even this:

But, rather, one needs to pick up each piece ...

and load them into one's arms.

(The chin comes in handy.)

Then walk down the street.
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Basket, shmasket. Who needs that?

When, inevitably, a piece or two fall out...

One must stoop and pick them up.

Then, of course, others fall in the process of re-loading, and those need to be picked up once again as well.  It's a vicious cycle.

But thank goodness for chins. They really are helpful for such work. 0412_0473


KellyMichelle said...

Oh my dear she is just too precious carrying all the chalk. I can't believe she is getting so big (which feels strange to say but I have watched her grow on your blog since you found out you were pregnant!) She is just the sweetest.

Jenni S. said...

Can I just say, besides the enormous amounts of cuteness, that I *love* the Chucks and skinny jeans? Awe.Some.

Short Stop said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - everything about this. She is SO unbelievably precious and I love her.

PS - what does the "M" stand for? Mom maybe?

Sidewalk chalk is all the rage here. I'm waiting for the day one of them writes, "Fart" or "Poop".

Miss you.

Beth said...

So adorable! I love the little chalk-covered chin. My almost-two- and three-year-old nieces were the same way, except with their overall pockets! They would actually get mad if I tried to write something with the chalk, and just wanted to carry the pieces around in their pockets all day. They'd shove one into the pocket, and another piece would fall out, so they'd bend over to pick up the fallen piece and the rest of the pieces would dump out of the pocket.

Caroline Meyers said...

HA! That's too cute. Toddlers are so endlessly entertaining.

Also, with regards to the rainbow rice question for your water/sand table... I just went and checked... The food coloring does run when the rice gets wet. So, all in all, I'd say rainbow rice is definitely meant for a very dry playtime environment... which is a bummer. I keep my in a big shallow plastic bin with measuring cups and funnels. We like to play with it on rainy days when we are stuck inside.