1. Pack crayons and a coloring book in diaper bag/backpack.
2. Offer to color with your toddler.
3. Resign yourself to the fact that he is in charge of the crayons.
4. Which means he can, at his discretion, pull the crayon you’re using out of your hand.
5. Ask him politely for another color. Say “please.”
6. He’s really getting a kick out of this power trip. It’s a game now.
7. Make sure you don’t really give a flip how the picture turns out.
8. The joy is in the path, not the destination.