Today was my first day back to work after the holiday. I tried starting my day by reading my prompt, to give myself as much time as possible to think about what I'd like to do.
Turtles. They're totally my favorite animal. I used to collect them, but the problem with collecting anything is that as soon as people know, you get buried in the thing you were casually collecting. Since kids came along, I put most of my turtles away, but I thought it would be fun to get them out of their cigar storage box and play with them today.
With my decision to focus on coloring this month, I thought I might color a scene for my turtles. When I sat down at my computer to print our a picture, my kids gathered around and asked me to print something for them to color too. (It's a fairly common practice around here.) So we all sat down to color together. Although, much to my kids' chagrin, I'm very selfish of my own box of 120 crayons because I take much better care of them than they do. They all chose different subject matters, but it was fun to sit all together and talk about what we were doing. And there was singing, because very little gets done in this house without someone singing while they're doing it.