I have a theory that you can predict a child’s adult behavior by how they deal with their crayons and coloring.
I was very precise when I colored. Not only did I always color in the lines, but I distinctly remember a phase where I made the lines even darker. I was very into making the outline color as deep as possible with just light shading of color on the inside. Given my proclivity for always following the rules and being afraid that deviation would result in me getting into trouble, this doesn’t come as a surprise. I’m still not wandering outside the lines very often.
I’m pretty sure I’ve had boyfriends who hoarded their crayons (these would be the withholders); boyfriends who shared their crayons until they inexplicably grew bored (I’m guessing they then favored much younger crayons) and those who shared their crayons with everyone (ah, the cheaters). Thankfully, I have yet to date a guy who ate their crayons.
So, how about you guys? Did your early coloring years act as a harbinger of things to come?