Coloring Nitpicking

Caption: “It’s nice, but Jesus needs a brown beard, the sky should be sunny and you put polka dots on the boy’s shirt. I don’t like polka dots.”

When I was four or five, I was coloring a picture in Sunday school. A teacher’s helper came over to see what I was coloring. He said, “That’s a nice cow, but cows aren’t purple.”

I continued coloring while I announced, “Well, this cow is!”

He went to the next kid pretty quickly. I thought he was nuts because I heard about a purple cow on “Captain Kangaroo.”

With that attitude, I must have been destined to be an artist. To all you parents and teachers who wonder what in the world the kid is thinking when he or she drew it, don’t worry about it. Let them be creative.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.

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