Some time back, I posted a diagram showing how E (my 8 year old) walked into school each morning [post seen here]. His point A to point B is not a straight line.
This morning, I watched as he left the car and proceeded to trounce through the snow in his sneakers. Yes, there were plenty of shoveled paths. Yes, most kids walked on those paths. Not E. He darted straight for his destination, bypassing all cleaned walkways entirely. At least he is consistent.