I admit it, I still like to color. When I was a new college student living on my own, I bought a few coloring books and some colored pencils and doodled from time to time. As I grew into a self-sufficient adult that habit died and I began to be more concerned about the monotonous tasks of adulthood. I didn’t pick up a colored pencil or crayon for some time. Then I became a mom and I had an excuse to color again.
These days I do not color on my own or have my own supplies, but I do sit down and color alongside my children. I especially enjoy coloring in my daughter’s girl-themed coloring books. It takes me back to my childhood and, believe it or not, it is a great stress reliever. It is easy to let the important adult tasks pass for a bit while I color with my daughter. We often talk about the story in the coloring book, what we like about the pictures, and I will give her tips on how I stay in the lines and other similar helps. Sometimes we don’t talk at all – we just color and enjoy being together.
So how about you? Do you still like to color? Feel free to leave a comment. Share and let’s talk about it.