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Mister Logic- Abstract Coloring

Sometimes my son just leaves me speechless.  Today for example…

imageMe to Mister: “When you color, you need to stay inside the lines.”

Mister to me: “Sometimes I color outside the lines.  It’s called abstract, and I like it.”


That’s my quotable kid!

How do I respond to that?

How does my 4yo know what ABSTRACT is?

I think I might invest in some abstract coloring books for him.

What cracks me up is that he is so LOGICAL about everything, it seems like an oxymoron that he would like abstract coloring!


After my initial shock wore off, I told him, “Well, when you are coloring for fun, abstract is fine.  But when you are coloring for school, stay in the lines.”

Did I handle that okay?

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Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. bahahahaha. That is awesome but yes, how the heck does he know that?! funny stuff

  2. That is awesome! Music to an art teachers ears!

  3. how cute is he!!

  4. I think you did great. Smart kid!

  5. that’s one smart cookie!

  6. WOW – I guess you’re exposing him to some great stuff! I used to love those types of coloring books.

  7. I love it! He sounds adorable!

  8. I have never seen an abstract coloring book, but it sounds neat. My 7 year old loves to color, draw and wants to be an art teacher when she grows up.

  9. hahahaha I love it! That is my kind of kid!

  10. You handled it perfect!

  11. So funny! You better let him color outside the lines–you might have the next Picasso on your hands. 🙂

  12. LOL… he is adorable. As a teacher, I love your answer!

  13. I love it, what a smart kid.

  14. That’s what I would have said.

  15. Lol! what a smart little boy!

  16. April Decheine says:

    Your son cracks me up, he is always up to something that makes me smile!

  17. Yes, I think you did fine, and it’s true. Teachers are so picky about that!

  18. ROFL! He is adorable!!

  19. What a cute kid!

  20. What a smart and adorable kid!

  21. I had difficulty with this… I’m a color inside the line type of person. 🙂

  22. Lol, he is smart!!!

  23. Omgosh that is hysterical!!