Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Just When You Think It's Safe To Go Back In The Water, There's Another Rainbow

Following last night's Dora and Diego marathon, bath time with my two two-year-olds was inspirational. There was much singing and dancing and imitating.

Baby Z chanted, "Sube! Sube!" (Spanish for climb) as she climbed out of the tub and up to the top of Mommy Mountain.

Swaddling her in a big yellow duck towel, I coached, "Amarillo. Yellow. Amarillo is yellow in Spanish."

"Yellow!" said Baby Z.

Her sister, Baby K, stood still in the tub and smiled, enthralled.

"Amarillo, yellow," I repeated.

Still, she stood and smiled.

I thought I must be doing such a good job to hold a toddler's attention so well.

Then, proudly she turned and pointed near the drain, "Rainbow!"

There it floated, curved like a rainbow, a little brown stinky rainbow. Ah yes, the world looks so different through a child's eyes.


Janet said...

I have to admit I knew what was coming there, simply because it's happened to us. Mary Margaret didn't think it was a rainbow, however, she was completely horrified and refused to sit down in the tub at all for the next 6 months in fear it would happen again!

Marine Wife said...

he he. Every time our oldest did it (I think it was 2 or 3 times), it happened to Stretch! I don't think the youngest ever did that, which is truly ironic since she has had all the poop issues...

Shannon said...

I am so ready for them to use the big girl potty. I just wish they were.