Turns out I did still have them. And, even though my youngest has already lost one of them (reason they've been hidden from the kids), I count it as a win!
So, I sat down with some tea and some Ed Sheeran and got to "work." Here's my first coloring page:
|Ed Sheeran Did Not Make Me This Tea
Was it relaxing? No. Not unless hand cramps are the new pedicure.
Did it relieve stress? Maybe. I only worked on it when I was alone. No kids interrupting me. No conversation being held in the background. No multitasking. It was phenomenal, actually, complete serenity. I can't believe I haven't tried this sooner. Where has coloring been all my life?
This is the kind of thing I could make time for. Sure, it helps that the husband and kids just started Batman: Arkham Asylum. But really, I'd like to think I could've work this in without that new ready-made space in my schedule.
I'll let you know how it goes...