When I first heard this story, I couldn't believe it. But then considering that in some neighborhoods police are showing up to shut down children's lemonade stands, it's not surprising. But really...sidewalk chalk? Offensive? Distracting? If my child wants to draw with chalk on the sidewalk in front of my house, why shouldn't he be allowed to?
Not only should this activity be allowed, it should be encouraged! It's a great way for kids to get outside and stretch their creativity. I'm such a big fan of this activity that I listed sidewalk chalk as a great summer toy for kids.
It seems to me that we are starting to think that we should spend our lives free from any exposure to anything that might offend us. But who gets to decide what is so offensive that it gets banned? It offends me that someone wants to stop kids from exploring and expressing their creativity. I don't think I'm alone either. Can we get together and get that banned?
What do you think?