Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hi-Jinks in Grandma's Garden

There were lots and lots of 5 and 6 year olds in Grandma's Garden today. Twenty minutes later, they were followed by a few fewer, but still a lot, of 7 and 8 year olds.  Keeping that many kids amused at one time while still maintaining the sanctity of the growing space was a challenge.  Had I remembered to bring the old clothes, we could have made a scarecrow.  Had I remembered........
And so, I brought out the chalk. 
and this is what happened on the garden's inner wall. 
Of course, the chalk was pretty big for little hands.
and the little hands got very dirty.
So did their clothes. 
And then they began to cover their palms with chalk, 
some finding that leaning on their artwork led to coating the edges, 
some going all out over two hands, 
all of them sharing their silliness.
And the silliness got sillier.
They didn't all do it to themselves. 
But they were all very proud of themselves..... 
well, perhaps, not all of them.

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