Colour Me In

Well.. I am very proud of Red Ted’s drawing skills. But I am also VERY proud of his colouring in skills. He is only 4 years and when we were on our flight to Austria, he spent the WHOLE time colouring in an Austrian Airline’s picture. Meticulously. So, when we got the Rice Crispy challenge, I knew we were onto a winner… or so I thought. I didn’t count on the “post nursery slump”, as well as the “but I want to win” and “to win, you have to do it REALLY fast mummy. Aha. Therein lies the problem.

Either way. Rushing or no rushing, I still think he did a grand job!


Spot me trying to “re-assure” him hesitantly that it isn’t all about winning. Yikes.

I also think that colouring is a very important skill for little ones – some argue, that it takes away creativity. Whilst I think it aids concentration and honing of fine motor skills. So fine in my eyes (especially if it keeps them nice and calm and quiet on a flight!).

A slow and considerate start!

Speeding up a little (“Only fast people win, mummy”)

Inspecting his work!

Done! Including glitter pens and everying!

By Red Ted, 4 years and 5 months.

Oh… and if we don’t win… well Red Ted was chuffed to bits to be “allowed” to have a large box of Rice Crispies to eat again!

Looking forward to joining BritMums and #ColourMeInRK competition sponsored by Kellogg’s (and thank you for the LOVELY pens, they rock!