August break: sidewalk chalk

Fun for all ages, 
an indispensable tool in our list of summer entertainments, 
a great reason to sit on the front stoop for ages, 
a window into the world of our imaginations
the way that my boy taught himself to write his name and birth day this summer (all by himself!), perfect for getting groups of kids to focus and stay in one place, 
fun to make into "clay" when dipped in a bucket of water (not for those who fear messes), 
the thing that I suggest when all other things are "boring", 
one of my favorite simple pleasures right now.
Happy Sunday, and check out Frank's wonderful blog post about the paintings that he made during our time on the farm last week.