Wife, Mummy, Nurse: The Little Thief {AKA Charis}

02 February 2013

The Little Thief {AKA Charis}

A confession.  Before becoming a mother, I told myself, "I will NEVER let any of my children color in coloring books.  They will color on plain paper."  I wanted them to use their imagination.  But, I was at Jo-Ann Fabrics, and noticed they had Hello Kitty and My Little Pony coloring books.  I was oohing and ahhing at them.  Yes, I'm supposed to be the adult.  Charis was too busy sucking her thumb to notice.  I went ahead and bought them for myself.  That didn't last long.  This morning I was coloring and a little thief comes along and decided to color in the coloring book herself.

The thief coloring.

The end result.

The thief sucking her thumb.
FYI: I did not mind her taking the book, and I love my little thumb sucker.
Have you done anything as a parent you thought you'd never do?

5 comments:

  1. Yes.... Let them go! ;)

    Coloring books can be great for helping to to gain fine motor control by learning to stay in the lines. There is a place for plain paper and for paper with shapes to color. You did a lovely job staying in the lines Sarah! ;) Also, coloring books are a great activity to do together and for Charis to learn by watching you.... the little thieves steal our habits too!

    Stringmaker

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  2. I have wanted my children to color in coloring books more! They aren't too interested in it. But I think it would be a great help in the area of fine motor skills, something they are both really lacking... as well as just following directions occasionally (staying in the lines).

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  3. Plus it would be so nice to see them sit in one spot long enough to color something!

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  4. I always said I would never let my child sleep in my bed. That lasted about 3 hours into our first night at home. Now that they are older I've often said the same thing but then I will wake up and find them snuggled in next to me and I find I don't care - they are so sweet and peaceful sleeping there and it really does not bother me. Now I feel bad for ever giving my sister grief for letting her son sleep with them.

    I love that she instantly knew what to do with those color books. And I adore my little thumb sucker, too.

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