Filed under “Really?!,” a community is Colorado is trying to ban children’s chalk sidewalk drawings saying it’s messing up the aesthetic of the community!
“A Colorado community is trying to stop local children from coloring on their pristine sidewalks, CBS4 Denver reports. Specifically, the Denver neighborhood of Stapleton wants 3-year-old Emerson Cohen to stop scribbling….”
“Some Stapleton residents believe that Emerson’s chalk art makes the communal area less pleasant for others, but Emerson’s mom disagrees: “She’s not bothering anyone,” Cohen told CBS. ‘It’s actually pretty neat — she’s learning how to spell her name.’ ”
“The ban will ultimately need to be approved or rejected by Cohen’s Stapleton neighbors…”
“While this isn’t the first time chalk has created controversy — it was a tool used in the Occupy Wall Street movement to spread the “99%” message — the backlash from the community in response to Cohen’s daughter’s doodles has surprised her.”
I could see if it was the color bubbles that don’t wash off, but the sidewalk chalk will wash away! What if they don’t get a lot of rain? Should the child just be limited to her parents’ driveway? Hmm…
So what do you think? Sidewalk chalk evil or a lovely childhood tradition that doesn’t involve computers or cell phones?