Once upon a weekend, Parker and I went to the grocery store in search of a kite because it was the perfect kind of blustery day.
No kites to be found -- I suppose we should have remembered that most people don't fly kites in October. Instead, we found a box of chalk sticks. At $4.49 for 52 sticks, it wasn't a bad deal. Parker jumped on the idea when I pointed the chalk out, and after making our purchase we headed to the nearby park (by way of the railroad ties that crisscross the town -- dream come true for me, to walk through a town balancing on the railroad tracks).
Object of the game: the first person to take a turn with the chalk draws some random lines, squiggles, circles, whatever they desire. Then the second person looks for a picture in those random lines and "shows it" to the first person by drawing the whole picture.
Let me show you a few of our masterpieces.
|Parker is the big man in this town.|
|Frieda the Elephant and me on the borders of Parker's Gulf of Mexico.|
|He did a pretty good job on this one -- my favorite of his pieces.|
|Favorite of the ones I drew.|
May I say that this was one of the most fun things I have done this whole semester? Possibly the whole year?
It's very possible that I will be introducing this game to my own neighborhood. I've got a fair amount of smooth asphalt in front of my garage -- time to pretty it up a bit.