A box of Crayolas, colored pencils and a stack of coloring books…a little girl's whimsy, right?
Well, sort of…
In response to March's Creative Challenge at (in)courage, my daughter and I sat across from one another at our kitchen table and colored and talked and laughed and listened to Jason Mraz, John Mayer and their friends on Pandora.
This is my son's sad, tired, pitiful best photograph of us; I cropped out the very large trashcan he captured in the foreground. He thought it was funny. I didn't.
I learned a few things during art class; namely, Rachel is a much better colorer than me! She looks all "who me?!" with her picture but she knows it, too. I like that she signs and dates her pages, apparently a practice she's continued for years.
Notice I choose Cinderella multi-tasking like a mother (not to be confused with "multi-tasking like a mutha" which is either very similar or very different but at the moment I can't tell which).
That's exactly what I look like when clearing our dinner table.
The Princesses had to share billing with Hello Kitty; is there anyone on the planet who doesn't love HK? WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU??
It's such a joy to visit those who take part in the Creative Challenges at (in)courage and I'm grateful Holley and Stephanie encourage our creative community. A bit later, I'll announce the winner of a $25 gift card to the (in)courage shop and I hope you'll consider taking part in April. A little bird told me we *might* be writing poetry again!
LOL:)!! This made me smile… love the pictures, love the smiles:)! Looks like you guys had a whole lot of fun!
I wish I lived next door to you 🙂 You do such cool things! I hadn’t heard of this so evidently I’ll have to go check out (in)courage more!
This comment is actually in reaction to your post today on (In)Courage. How do you get to the point with your teenager that she feels comfortable enough bringing up issues of teen pregnancy, alcohol and drugs to you. I.e. what parenting decisions/practices led to this kind of relationship?
Point me to a past post if you have one on the topic, or if you have time, I’d be so appreciative of a response!
How fun. I always enjoyed coloring. I found it soothing. And what an awesome opportunity to connect with your daughter.
I agree with Lisa B…SO love you and wish you lived next door. And your girl? Gorgeous. She looks just like you.
I love coloring, there is something so peaceful about it. Such a lovely post and pictures!
I want to always color with my littles! this gives me hope!!!
My daughter has not got into coloring very much yet. But I cannot wait until she does. I love it! 🙂
i miss my childhood days.. that is one very relaxing activity.. 🙂
I hadn’t colored in years until my granddaughter said, ‘Color with me grandma!” and we spent a lot of time coloring ponies, tracing her hand and such…. It is fun to play again! Thanks for sharing 🙂
The Hello Kitty books are the most fun to color. All sweet shapes and bold lines…
So nice. Looks like you’re having a ball. I love coloring. I thought I was crazy. Glad to see another adults like to color too. I love you pic on the side about ringing and run. lol