Meera loves to color. She colors for long stretches of time, multiple times, every day. Recently Braydon bought her what is now one of her absolute most prized possessions: a “Princess Coloring Book!” It is thick and full of pages and pages of princess scenes to be colored. Meera loves it and spends hours and hours carefully coloring on the pages. She also loves to have someone sit with her and color with her. This usually involves her directing every detail: which page to color, precisely which parts should be colored and which left uncolored, and exactly which color each thing to be colored should be colored. A few days ago I sat with her to color in the Princess Book. She chose the pages in the photo above. She handed me crayons, one by one, chosen carefully by her, and told me exactly which parts of each image to color. First she had me color the right side page—with a brown crayon she had me color the princess’s skin; black for her hair; pink (Meera’s favorite color by far!) for the dress. Then she had me color the left side page—peach for the princess’s skin; yellow for her hair; purple (Meera’s second favorite color) for her dress. She was very pleased with how it came out and marveled in it for quite some time. Finally, after studying the finished product, smiling ear to ear, she announced to me, pointing to the first princess, “She’s brown! Just like my brothers!” I said, “Yes! You’re right! She sure is!” And that was that.