What Was The Kid Implying?

Everyone is outside today to enjoy spring.  Even the kids who enjoyed the winter snows are now out with the warm weather toys, including sidewalk chalk.  In our neighborhood one little boy was sprawled out with a big chunk of colored chalk in each hand.   What are you drawing I asked while walking alongside him.   He looked up a bit startled, and said with all earnestness, “Don’t eat the chalk.”   I smiled and then commented on his work.  It was only later when telling that story to James that he wondered why the kid thought it important to make sure I knew not to eat the chalk.  The kid must have thought, oh there is another big kid just like me…I better warn him as he looks like he might just put the chalk in his mouth too.

Ah, I still look youthful to some…….

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