Dallin and I enjoy sitting out in the grass in front of our building. The problem is that Dallin never wants to stay on the grass. He'd rather crawl off into the parking lot, and I'd rather he didn't get motor oil all over himself. Thinking I was so clever, I brought out sidewalk chalk.
Surely this would be able to keep him on the sidewalk and away from the dirty parking lot!
It lasted for about 30 seconds.
Dallin realized he could move the bucket of chalk and take it with him to the parking lot.
There's no way to trick this kid.
The chalk did keep him off the parking lot more than normal, so it was a small success.
And he had a blast getting chalk all over himself, not so much on the sidewalk.
(Notice the chalk on his lip and cheek...?)
....and legs and shoes and ankle braces?
Nothing that a bath and lots of baby wipes can't fix!