This afternoon while making a sample of a class project I dug through the “Lost Crayon” bucket looking for a green. I found one with what looked to have the normal green wrapping and began coloring with it. Much to my surprise it wasn’t the regular “green” that is standard in a Crayola box of 16.
After rolling the crayon around in my hand I found the name – asparagus. Asparagus!?!?! Personally, I like asparagus, but isn’t it interesting that, essentially, a toy marketed to kids would have the name “asparagus”. I can see macaroni and cheese or cotton candy or even wild watermelon appealing to kids, but asparagus? I wonder if the crayon has inspired any young ones to start eating asparagus.
Anyhow, it’s a great color. Someone must have misplaced it out of crayons brought from home. I’ll have to find what color sets asparagus comes in and get a couple for the classroom.