This post is mostly not about Thanksgiving.
This post is mostly not about cats.
Like this video of cats wearing apple hats and ringing a bell for food. You are welcome.
This post is mostly not about bananas.
(Sorry, banana. Not your time yet.)
This post is about me requesting your help with something. Here is the backstory…
(Cats again. Still, this post is mostly not about cats.)
It started out really well. Rainbows! Flowers! Dinosaurs! Candy! Cars!
And then things got a little specific – yet still awesome.
Hedgehogs riding in a hot air balloon! A frog riding a bicycle! Bananas with faces! (See, Banana, I didn’t forget you.)
And now I have the majority of pages completed. Really, I could stop here and call it done!
But it isn’t done at all, because I want to hear from YOU.
Can I talk to your inner child for a moment? (Or your actual child if you have one handy who is willing to answer a question.)
This is a coloring book for kids. But not annoyingly so. This means that if you are asked, “Mama, can you color with me?” you won’t hate it. So you can answer for yourself or your child(ren) or both. It’s all okay.
No suggestion is too weird or too obvious. I’m hoping to find out two things:
1) if I am on the right track with the pages I’ve already done
2) if there are any embarrassing gaps I’ve probably missed (Like a squirrel holding a lollipop in front of a house made of candy. Don’t worry, I have that.)
Truly, your opinions are the most important part. This blog would not exist without you.
I have learned SO many parenting tricks from comments on this blog. So many stories you’ve shared have stuck with me. Remember that children’s books post? So many amazing book recommendations that became part of our lives. My favorite TV show comedy of all time? Someone suggested it in a comment. And of course a couple weeks ago, I was floored by all the people willing to take the time to give food blog suggestions. Seriously, you are like NO other blog community I have ever seen.
What would you most want inside of a coloring book?
(Other than paper pages to color. I beat you to it. Nice try though.)
PS – That little giving thanks section had nothing to do with Thanksgiving specifically, so it applies to all of you, even the non-US based folks who don’t give two craps about the holiday where Americans eat an unusually large bird and give thanks for what they have followed immediately by buying more things the very next day.
PPS – I’m not totally jaded. Only partially. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day with your family. Safe travels. Good food. All of it. With all the sad in the world right now I am even more thankful for simple pleasures like overeating in the company of the people who understand me the most. (Wait, actually my family thinks I’m weird. Perhaps “accepts me the most” is more honest.)
PPPS – I do not know when my coloring book will be released, I’m working my butt off to make it happen as fast as possible. I’ll let you know as soon as I know.
PPPPS – I will be using some ideas received here in comments. Even some of the obscure ones! So if you say something like “a cat holding a cupcake riding a unicorn who is running on a rainbow” I might actually draw that. Hopefully this is obvious, but only share an idea if you are okay with me drawing it for the coloring book.