So the adult onesie has gone from fashion trend to mainstream in the last few years, and judging by the window displays of sleepwear I saw at the mall this week it's not going away yet...
Are colouring-in books for adults the next thing to jump from the nursery to adult recreation time?
According to breakfast telly, YES.
Allegedly adult colouring books are outselling cook books in France, and the trend is due to pop up in the UK soon...
(incidentally I'm not sure how big cookbooks are in France, I thought the French were supposed to be too secure in their food culture to need celeb-chiefs to tell them how to boil un oeuf?")
I can see colouring-in books catching on for adults. It's fun; it's relaxing; it's a way of expressing artistic creativity that isn't as intimidating as, say, still life drawing; at the end you have a pretty picture that you helped to make - and that's very satisfying.
It's also good antidote for you daily grind. So many people work in jobs where they don't get to be creative; they don't get to see the outcome of their work because they're a small part of a big system, or the work they do is so abstract, or on such long time frames; they need a chance to sit and be peaceful.
If it does catch on, it makes me wonder how far the blurring of child vs. adult entertainments might go? What will be the next thing for twenty-somethings copied from toddlers?
Obviously I don't expect sexual ABDLism to ever become mainstream, but does anyone think that low key regression in the form of "Little time" might? Put on your onesie, eat comfort food (cupcakes!), watch cartoons and do colouring in? How's that for a mid-week night in?
And doesn't it annoy you just a little bit? Being an adult and acting like a kid is supposed to be our thing! :p