B as in Blue


When my children were young, every fall we’d pick up school supply lists and make our annual trek to Office Depot, filling our cart with No.2 pencils, wide-rule notebook paper, and 24-count boxes of Crayolas.

The kids have outgrown supply lists, but I still love crayons and coloring books, and I don’t share.

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21 thoughts on “B as in Blue

  1. Oh how I love crayons.. All those colors, all those opportunities to make a tree, a sun, be creative. I don’t think anything makes me smile quite like crisp white paper and a box of crayons. You are such a colorful person, this doesn’t surprise me at all. 😉


  2. My girls are still young. 10 and 7. I always adored coloring. It’s the slight OCD in me, I like my own fresh box of crayons, my own coloring book that I color in without skipping pages. I don’t feel bad though because they have tons of coloring books and enough crayons to last for home for years. Great post!!!


    1. I can appreciate wanting to have your own box of crayons. I was the same way, I wanted to keep them in the right order and not just put them back in the box any old way.


  3. I think there’s a lot of us out there Tara. I too love a new box of crayons…and I have several here….and coloring books too. I say that I keep them in the house for grandkids’ visits; but honestly, I still love to color. Somehow it’s relaxing to me….like knitting. What is the attraction for a brand new box of crayons? ~Joy


    1. Coloring is very relaxing for me too, I also love the smell of a new box of Crayolas. I have to wait for several more years before I can blame buying crayons on grandchildren.


    1. I had a practically new box, and my husband donated it to a school supply collection at his office. I didn’t have the courage to tell him it was my box and not a left over from our kids. I bought a new box this past fall.


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