Mama Diaries

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Catching Rainbows

I was watering the flowers when my son came over to watch.  "Mama, can I do that?"

"Sure, Bubba.  I'll go pull a few weeds."

He took the hose and began watering.  I went off to do my thing.

A few minutes later I looked over at him.  He was playing with the water and not watering a single plant.  "Bubba, what are you doing?"

"Catching rainbows."

"What are you talking about, Bubba?"

"I'm making rainbows with the water and touching them.  Except they don't feel like anything."

I laughed.  "That's because they're caused by the sun passing through water.  It's a prism effect."

He kept grabbing for the rainbows.  "Maybe I'll find one that's different."

Right.  (Who knows... perhaps if he's lucky he'll find a pot of gold at the end of it!) 
 

38 comments:

  1. Lovely tale, I wrote a poem called Chasing Rainbows, later I found Neil Sedaka singing a song of the same name but the music was by Chopin, really lovely.

    Yvonne.

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    1. I remember your post with that music. It was lovely!

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  2. I have a feeling that boy of yours is gonna find lots of rainbows in his lifetime.

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  3. If he finds the pot of gold, what out for the leprechauns. They may get mad.

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    1. I'm sure Bubba will be able to charm them!

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  4. This looks like another story book idea, which I commented last time on a different post. You must have so many book ideas.

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    1. You wouldn't believe all the ideas I have! I'll add this one to the list, too!

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  5. I wonder what your reaction would have been if he said, "Oh, yes. The prism effect. Dearest me, Mother. How could I be so woefully ignorant? Now I'll go throw dog poop at the girl next door."

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    1. Ha! Al, only you would think of something so hilarious! ;0)

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  6. Looking for rainbows is something we should all do every now and then~

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    1. It's certainly a fun way to pass the time - figuratively and literally!

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  7. I agree with Medeia. I think you have another book idea there. : )

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    1. I just added it to the list. I have nearly 20 picture book ideas now - and many more chapter book ideas!

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  8. I'm laughing so hard at Al Penwasser's comment that I can't think of anything interesting to say.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ha! Yes, his comment really took the cake!

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  9. Hey, you never know! Keep trying, Bubba! :)

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    1. That's what he does! He never stops trying! ;)

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    1. Me too! And if he does, I hope he shares some with me. ;)

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  11. This is so cute. Aren't kids the best! :)

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  12. He tried to catch rainbows? How cute!

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  13. I remember doing that with my younger sister when we were little. Seeing double rainbows are about the coolest thing.

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    1. Double rainbows are the best! I saw one of those on a recent trip to Florida.

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  14. Bubba has a great imagination and he's so creative. I wonder if he'll be a fantastic author like his mom when he grows up!

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    1. Who knows? I personally think he'd be a great video game designer.

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  15. Catching Rainbows. Great post title.

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  16. Catching rainbows!! Never a waste of time. ;)

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  17. You've captured the joys of childhood very well here.

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  18. As always, that is just so super cute!

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