A MESSAGE FROM THE BANNER BARON
There was a time in my life—long, long ago—when all I really wanted was the 64 color Crayon set with the built in sharpener. My school friend Larry had one. He was always asking me, “Can I borrow your burnt sienna Crayola? Mine’s broken.” It was the elementary school version of “Would you have any Grey Poupon?” And then I’d have to remind him that I didn’t have one. Showoff.
Even now, when I take my boys to the toy store, I pause wistfully when I pass the Crayola display. Did you know they’re up to 120 in a box now? That’s what it takes to keep up with the Jones these days. Or the Larry’s. Some of those color names are pretty glamorous but three boys in your house bring a whole new pallette to your life. How about “grass stain”? Or “melted Lego”? Or, “puppy puddle”? This one is a little long, but I see it almost every week. “I-found-it-in-his-front-pocket.” That color actually changes every time it appears.
The Banner Baron