My son came home today with a pink stuffed teddy bear. He had won it from one of those machines with the claw that grabs the toys.
"Dude," I said. "Nice pink bear!"
"Mama," he said. "It's not pink. It's light blue."
I looked at that thing. It was most definitely pink. I called my daughter over to get a second opinion.
"Yeah, it's pink," she said.
My son frowned. "Are you sure?"
I nodded. "Yep. Apparently light pink is a color that you can't see very well."
My boy is color deficient. He can't see colors the way most people do. So pink things look blue, and yellow things look green. Interestingly, his favorite color is yellow. He doesn't even see what yellow really looks like. To him, it's lima bean green.
Anyway, now I have to make sure he doesn't leave home with his pink teddy bear. His buddies would really wonder about that. (Unless they're color deficient, too!)