This past weekend Honey and I tackled a large project HER ROOM! As much as she loves to help me mop, sweep, dust, and clean the rest of the house she hates cleaning her room. I decided that not only were we going to clean it we were going to go through EVERYTHING, every dresser drawer, shelf, desk drawer, and closet to get rid of things that she no longer needed. We ended up getting rid of three very large black trash bags of stuff. Some was garbage, some packaged away for donations, and another to send to the daycare.
During our hours of cleaning we stopped long enough to run to Walmart to buy some new shelves and a plastic cabinet to give a place for her to store crafts, games, puzzles, and more. While we were there we came upon a large end cap with Giant Activity books. When I was young I use to LOVE to color. In fact I loved anything creative. As an adult I still love to color. I love to open a fresh box of crayons and see the now 120 colors all brand new awaiting use. So after our hours of cleaning and rearranging (we got rid of Honey’s old bed and swapped it out with a better one). We sat down to color
While we colored Honey and I talked of many things, she asked me if I was an artist, if she was an artist. I said sure we were you are an artist if you feel you are an artist. She was intrigued by the way I color which is to outline everything with a heavy hand and dark and then color in the rest. So she decided to do the same thing on hers. She was also amazed to find that many moons ago when her mother was a child she won a coloring contest. It still amazes me how some memories are so much more vivid then others. I was at the babysitters house and she brought us all home coloring pages from McDonald’s. We colored them and she entered them all into the coloring contest McDonald’s was having. Low and behold mine was selected as one of the winners for my age group which was right about Honey’s age 6 or 7. The contest was around Halloween and I remember winning a goodie bag and a huge pumpkin (or at least it seemed huge to me). I never see coloring contest anymore?
So when was the last time you colored? Did you color often as a child? Do you enjoy it as an adult?