For Christmas, I got my daughter one of the mandala coloring books with some colored pencils. They are reputed to be the big the big stress-relief item of the season. Supposedly coloring them is a relaxing activity. Since my daughter is typically quite stressed out, I figured she needed something relaxing to do.
Apparently, it didn't work out quite as planned.
She sat on the sofa coloring one of the pages. After about an hour, I could tell she was beginning to get frustrated. "Why does this thing have to take so long to color? It's making me angry!"
She frowned and colored some more.
Twenty minutes later, she was finished. "I can't take it anymore," she said as she tossed the coloring book and pencils to the side. "This thing is stressing me out!"