Tuesday, April 12

The Big Crayons

Our sweet neighbor called me late last week and asked if Peanut could come over to play.  She had purchased some sidewalk chalk for Peanut to have fun with and so after Peanut's nap, we went and knocked on their door.  Peanut was very excited for the "big crayons," and was eager to have our neighbor draw some pictures for her.

Peanut did dabble a little in drawing herself, but thought it was much more fun to watch us big girls.  

I tried very hard to not be that mom and not panic as Peanut proceeded to lay down in the middle of the driveway.  She was quickly covered in chalk.  But I figured hey, it's only chalk, it will wash out no problem.


Just a few days before the chalk event, our landlord had a tree service cut down a tree that was right over our driveway.  (It had been planted right next to a concrete wall and the wall was starting to crack.  Also, last summer, Hubs told me not to we chose not to park underneath where the tree was to avoid sap drippings on our vehicles.  Yuck.)   Anyhow, the tree was cut down last week--great entertainment for Peanut by the way--and at the end of the day, not only was there chalk on Peanut's clothes, but sap as well.  Only I didn't know that until after the clothes came out of the wash.  So I googled it--did you know that hand sanitizer works great for getting sap out of fabric?  It does--although not perfect, it does a good job saving clothes I thought were ruined forevermore.

Good to know though, right?

And Peanut still had a great time.  I am sure we will be getting a lot more entertainment in the weeks years to come with many more big crayons {sidewalk chalk}. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She is such a cutie! Daily I have to work to not be "that mom". I am such a type A personality and it is so hard for me to let go of control and just let them be kids, but I know it is so important.



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