My eight year old is definitely learning from my neurosis. On his Christmas list he posted that he wanted a package of Sharpies. When I asked him if it was just markers he was asking for, or was he specifically wanting the Sharpie brand, he stated “Well I’d really prefer Sharpies….”.
So Sharpies it was! Forward 2 weeks later and he is still keeping them in the package….and low and behold, he even keeps them in color order (mostly)! Ah, a kid after my own heart!