Children and colouring book

"-grateful that he's healthy," Rahim Khan was saying.
"I know, I know. But he's always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he's lost in some dreams."
"I wasn't like that." Babab sounded frustrated, almost angry.
Rahim Kahn laughed. "Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors".

- "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini.
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