Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Rainbow

One night after dinner, younger son and his friend Julie were outside playing and it had started to rain lightly while the sun was still out. She was 6 and he was 5.

I noticed a rainbow had formed over the mountains and excitedly pointed it out to the kids. Then I decided to turn the experience into a little lesson and so I said, "And WHO made the rainbow?"

Julie exuberantly shouted "The WEATHERMAN!" :)


Chrysalis Angel said...

You gotta love that kid! :)

SeaSpray said...

Now she is 19 and one of the most beautiful girls I have ever seen in my life. She is trying to break into modeling in NY and lives there now. Her older sister is gorgeous too and did do modeling for awhile when she was younger but didn't like it.

Yes - I loved having her around. Julie and Chris were like "peas and carrots" like Forrest Gump described his friendship with his friend. Although, Julie and Chris have gone their separate ways now.

Life goes forward so quickly. Too bad we can't capture the special moments in a bottle or something and let them out to relive them and then put it back for another time. maybe that wouldn't work though because we are meant to move forward.

Ms-Ellisa said...

That's so cute :-) My "beans and carrots" friend and I always argued about rainbows and stuff. First it began with scientific explanations we would make up and it would usually end to who saw it first and why the other is not allowed to look at it.

SeaSpray said...

Hi Ms Ellisa - Awww! Kids are so cute!

Interesting that you're interested in medicine and you looked at things from a scientific perspective as a child.

Also funny when kids make their claims on things. I love the (not when going through it) "he's TOUCHING me!" when they are in the back seat of the car when you're driving and can't really do anything but get verbally creative as to what their consequences are going to be. I worked with an ER doc who's daughters fought all the time. One day I asked him what they fight over and he with a frustrated look on his face said "Air! They fight over air!"

I never really had any trouble with either son - not anything significant anyway. They were 8 years apart and so they didn't have the same competitions. Older son used to like to tease the younger one because he thought his pterodactyl scream of annoyance was funny but it was never anything bad. More like throwing a sock in his face, etc. :)

radioactive girl said...

Kids say the best things. I often think if we let them rule the world, it would be a much more fun place to be!

SeaSpray said...

Hi Radioactive girl- yes, I agree. Thank God for them. It is so much fun to see things through a child's eyes.

I love their innocence and enthusiasm!

If you have a chance go over to favorite posts on my side bar and read "Mommy when you wear make-up". I think you will appreciate it. :)

Thanks for dropping in. :)

Jenster said...


I followed you over here from Radioactive Girl because I love your screen name. Then I read your profile and found we have a lot in common. So if you don't mind I think I'll hang out here for a little while. :o)

SeaSpray said...

Welcome Jenster!

Thank you and must love the ocean too?

We have things in common? I look forward to hearing about you. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

Jenster said...

I grew up at the beach in Southern California. So yes. I love the ocean! When I was 22 I moved to Arkansas and lived there for 18 years. I liked it, but no ocean. Now we live near Philly and can make it to the Jersey shore for the day and I'm so happy!!! :o)

SeaSpray said...

Hi jenster-I have never seen the Pacific Ocean. The sunsets must be so beautiful! When we go down the shore it is usually Manasquan, Point Pleasant or Cape May.

Unfortunately, we won't be taking a vacation down there this summer either since I am not working yet and have med bills to pay anyway.

But - day trips are doable! :)

Philly steaks! Yum! :)