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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Calm Thyself


In some circles, they believe that one outgrows the coloring book at around age 8.
As you can see here, my college sophomore doesn't run in those circles.
It's one of the reasons I love her.

There's definitely something calming about all those waiting outlines and a box of crayons, isn't there?

That's what she bought as a souvenir in Cape Cod ...

7 comments:

honey said...

you got a toy, and she got a coloring book. perfect.

Karen Sandstrom said...

Yep. As you can see, Honey, at our house we're a little suspicious of those who take the whole "grownup" thing too seriously.

Karen Blados said...

Now I don't feel goofy for always buying myself a new box of crayons when I stock up the kids' each year.

Clare said...

The college senior you are in class with still loves coloring books. I have two Hello Kitty books and a My Little Pony. I love whatever those cats are that your daughter is coloring. My grandma used to have bed sheets with those cats on them that were my sheets whenever I stayed over.

Anonymous said...

Those are B. Kliban cats, Clare. Some of my personal faves. I looked up the illustrator after I saw your note, because I wanted to know more about him. He was Bernard but known as "Hap." Did cartoons for Playboy, among others.

Karen Sandstrom said...

And "anonymous" there is me. Having trouble commenting on my own site. Blogggerrrrr....

David McCann said...

Never too old for crayons ... I just got my first 64 pack (as a kid it was the 16 pack only!) ... and the Crayola Facebook page is super ... The crayons and sketch pad are invaluable ... wherever I go!