Jennifer and I sat down and colored with all the kids last night. Hunkered over the dining room table, we all poured over some of our favorite cartoon characters. Mine was Captain Huggy Pants from PBS’ Word Girl.
Here are some things I learned:
• No colored pencil is off limits, even the ones in someone’s hand. Coloring is war.
• If you think you own your picture, you’re wrong. It’s open game, especially to anyone siting in the lap of the artist.
• Three-year-olds should not have open access to the electric pencil sharpener.
• Clothes are optional. Diapers are optimal.
• Lines are irrelevant in the context of artistic expression; color over them liberally.
• When in doubt, scream. People will pay attention to you.
I plan on implementing some of the wise things I learned from my kids in my next staff meeting. ch: