I learned last week about this amazing product, Crayola Color Wonder (with Color Wonder Technology ™). Color Wonder Technology ™ lets Crayola sell markers, finger paints and other sorts of items that are usually quite messy… but with Color Wonder Technology ™, the color only gets applied if it’s on Color Wonder paper (with Color Wonder Technology ™)! So instead of having marker lines drawn all over your walls and furniture, you can rest assured that little Johnny will only be able to color on special paper.
It’s pure brilliance in every direction: it’s great for parents who have been burned by the toddler who like to draw on the wall or on her little brother. And it’s genius marketing, because it ensures that any parent who continues to use color wonder markers will have to continue buying Color Wonder paper (with Color Wonder Technology ™). What a win-win situation.
I have only one complaint. The packet of color wonder paper that I got has line drawings in it, for the child to fill in… but only the parts inside the lines have Color Wonder Technology ™. Yes, this paper does not let children draw outside the lines! I have a philosophical objection to this, that’s just wrong for technology to enforce that (even if it is the ever-so-dandy Color Wonder Technology ™).
But for now, I’m going to put that objection on hold, and focus on the upside of how Jared isn’t drawing on his face. Or rather, it’s not leaving marker trails when he does it.