When I was a little, I couldn't wait to get up in the morning (I didn't want to go to bed at night, either!) I was thinking about what changed along the way. When did the wonder, mystery and excitement of a new day, a new chance to play, fade away? There are still some mornings when I can't wait to get up, and others when it's all I can do to force myself out of bed.
This morning I had a good reason to get out of bed - I had an idea for a drawing! I couldn't wait to get up, hunt around for my Caran d'ache Neocolors (which, by the way, Patry, is what I meant to recommend to you the other day - but Cray-pas is what came out of my typing fingers that day!) Cray-pas are fun, too, with the blending you can do - but the Caran d'ache Neocolor crayons have been my favorite toys for a long time now, when I just want to play.
You can draw and color with abandon.
You can draw into the water with them, too, which is what I did for her shoes and eyes, and hair bow, and added a little more outlining color. But I only worked on it for a few more minutes, then just let it dry.
It was fun, and well worth getting up for this morning! I think mornings should be playtime. I'll work in the afternoon. Sort of like eating dessert first - life's short.
I'm grateful for waking up on a weekend morning to just color and play.