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    • Christie Hawkes

      I highly recommend it. Coloring is a form of meditation for me — cheaper than therapy and probably a lot more fun!

  1. Larry

    First, great write! Reminds me of how life’s goes as we get older? We are new, young, fresh. Then as we get older, our face gets more wrinkles, as the paper gets torn. Not as “sharp” as a new colored crayon, and you don’t always “fit in” because you aren’t as young as you once were. Yep, my life is a crayon, and I think I’m a ” radiant ” bronze.

    • Christie Hawkes

      A beautiful radiant bronze – and a little striped right now, if we’re being honest! Gotta love the interesting tan lines.

  2. Oh how I hate having to tear the paper to sharpen! Speaking of crayons and coloring, do you have one of the new fads? – Coloring books for adults. I do and it is so relaxing, of course coloring with a grandbaby is the best coloring of all 🙂 Thanks from Grammy Dee, #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty, social media shared.

    • I couldn’t agree more. I do have an adult coloring book, which I definitely enjoy, but I love coloring in the children’s favorite books with them even more–cartoon animals, princesses, and superheros!

    • Welcome Helen. Thanks for stopping by. I like to color too. I’ve tried the adult color books and enjoy them, but the truth is I love the good old-fashioned children’s coloring books the best. 🙂

  3. My this post brings back so many memories…what is it about crayons? I wonder if it is the strong smell? They say smell is our strongest trigger to memories. Great post!

  4. I confess, after home schooling ended, I just can’t stop buying crayons during back-to-school shopping…just for me. I got a big 93 box and won’t share it with my grandkids! Crayons are so fun…enjoyed your post and now need to spend part of my afternoon coloring!

  5. I remember the thrill of a new box of crayons at the beginning of the school year when I was a child, and my sorrow when a crayon broke or got lost.

    My grandchildren now prefer magic markers when they color freehand. and none of them were fans of coloring books. I still keep all the crayons I’ve bought for them in a big bin. Perhaps they will come back to them one day!

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