Thursday, June 19, 2008

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?


Joe Hotcuppa said...

You say, "Thankfully" as though
there is something wrong with
eating crayons.

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Cari Turley said...

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

Chloe said...

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

Kate, Dating in LA said...

Maybe that's my problem? Perhaps I've been sticking to non-crayon eaters, and it's time to branch out!

Kate, Dating in LA said...

LOL!! You are not alone! Now I just have to figure out how to break out of the mold every once in a while.

Kate, Dating in LA said...

It just means you are a free spirit! It may also explain your road rage (kidding, kidding). ;)

Joe Hotcuppa said...

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

Dee Murray said...

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

Helen said...

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