Now that it's past Memorial Day, Addie can wear white.
Even though these last several colors aren't technically part of the rainbow, I still thought they belonged in the canon of colors. (I have so few reasons to use the word "canon" anymore, I have to find reasons whether they make sense or not.)
I went through a long phase of life where I wasn't especially fond of the color white. Particularly in my house. It seemed boring and generic.
And then when we moved to the Family Farm and life was initially so scattered and hectic, I rediscovered my love for white and shades of white.
(Whenever I think of the phrase "shades of white" I always remember a play I saw many years ago. It's called Art, and there's a great plot piece where one of the characters buys a modern art piece that's completely white. He keeps saying there are "shades of white" on it.
But really, it's a great big white canvas that he paid a lot of money for.
If you ever get a chance to see the show, I recommend it. It's both poignant and hilarious.)
I've actually considered putting a big white canvas in our bedroom, even though years ago I would have definitely gone the route of something bright and bold. In fact, when we first moved here I painted a wall a nice bright red to add a pop of color. I hated it the moment it was finish--hated it so much it made my blood pressure go up every time I looked at it--so, I painted over it. With a blueish shade of white. Actually, if my memory serves me correctly, Jason is the one who repainted. He's always fixing my mistakes. He's a good one.
And now, most of the rooms of the house are painted really light shades. It keeps me calm.
And aside from a few moments here and there, Addie calms me too. She just sits there. And smiles. And claps.
And smiles some more.
That's right, Baby. I'm talking about you. Now if only you'd sleep in your crib at night, you'd be the World's Easiest Baby. Oh well. Co-sleeping has its benefits too.
So now we're at the end of Addie's Rainbow. As Gretchen pointed out last week, we all know what's at the end of the rainbow.
My little pot of gold! Complete with a gold threaded scarf from her great-grandma!
Hope you enjoyed Addie's Rainbow.
Now we begin the countdown to Addie Turning One, starting with 15...
She'll be in Hawaii for the first number. Hmm...fifteen surfboards? fifteen plumaria blooms? fifteen tiki torches? We'll see.
Leaving tomorrow morning for Hawaii. Somewhere over the rainbow, indeed!