Random Musings: Crayons

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?

10 comments on “Random Musings: Crayons”

  1. Cari Turley

    Yes! I did the same thing: color the borders really darkly, then sort of fade inwards. I thought I was the only one!

  2. Chloe

    Yes, I think it may have. I colored outside of the lines. I was erratic and inconsistant with coloring. Explains a lot.

  3. Joe Hotcuppa

    Well, don’t be so hasty.Trust you instincts.And make sure the guy isn’tstill eating his crayons.And, if he still has crayons…well, that opens up a wholenew line of psychoanalysis.

  4. Dee Murray

    I remember a phase where I ONLY outlined…hmmm…clearly filling in the blanks is still an issue for me! hee!

  5. Helen

    What does it say when your rat bastard ex steals your collector’s edition box of Crayola Crayons during the breakup?

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