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Crayola Caddy with Lazy Susan
Ah, the Crayola Caddy – a seemingly small thing, but to me, it was the epitome of fancy. As a kid, I cherished my art time with crayons, and I made sure to keep them in the best condition possible. Crayons were like my little treasures, and during every Christmas, I eagerly circled all things Crayola in the Wishbook, hoping to find a giant box of crayons or that coveted Crayola Caddy under the tree.
But, alas, every year, my stocking only held a small box of crayons. I couldn't help but wonder why I didn't get the giant box or the Caddy. Whenever I asked, the answer was always the same: "you don't need that."
Now that I'm all grown up, I can see their point. A shoebox works just as well for a kid, and you can jazz it up with paint and stickers to make it your own. But, I have to admit, I still couldn't help but envy my friends who had those massive boxes of crayons with every color imaginable and their Crayola Caddies stocked at the center of their kitchen tables during arts and crafts playtime.
You know, it's funny how little things like that can stick with you even as an adult. The Crayola Caddy might seem like a small detail, but to my young self, it represented a world of creativity and imagination. I suppose it was a bit of childhood envy, watching others enjoy the luxuries I didn't have. But you know what? Those small boxes of crayons brought me just as much joy, and in the end, it was the act of creating and expressing myself that mattered most.
So, even though I never got that Crayola Caddy, I still hold onto the memories of those colorful art times. And who knows, maybe one day, I'll treat myself to a Caddy of my own, just to relive those nostalgic moments and add a touch of fanciness to my creative endeavors. Until then, I'll keep coloring my world with the crayons I have and cherish the simplicity and joy they bring.