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The Chalk Debacle

When it’s warm but not too warm, Grace and I (and Allie, if she’s awake) spend lots of time outside. One day last week, we played outside all morning, until it was time to leave for the pool. I put my garden tools away, asked Grace to put her sidewalk chalk and toys away, and gathered everything that we needed to take to the pool. As I pulled my car out of the garage, I heard a loud pop. “Grace? Did you put your sidewalk chalk away?” I asked. I don’t think so, no, she said quietly. She almost never … Read more