(Photo stolen from these guys)
It is foolhardy to try to play outside on a day in which the temperature climbed past 100 by lunch time, but Smedley and Sparky were bored. They took the new white chalk out to the sidewalk and drew a hopscotch court from hazy memories. Two rocks were found to use as markers.
"Do you remember how to play?" Smedley asked her little sister.
"Um," began Sparky. "When it's your turn you take the rock," she guessed, "And throw it at the other person. You ask her how much it hurt, on a scale from one to ten, and that's the number of hops you take."
I can see we're going to have to give Family Game Night another chance. At least the rules reading.