Wednesday, May 27, 2009
the colors of my eyes
today caleb looked at me and said, "ooh, momma. your eyes are so colorful."
awwww, sweet, right? i asked him, "what colors do you see?" as you can tell by the above picture, my eyes are clearly green. so this is the answer i expected.
instead, he replies, "blue and purple."
oh, poor kid, i thought. all this time and i never knew he's colorblind. i daydreamed for a moment about the life that lay before him. mismatched shirts & ties, different colored socks, having to label all items in his closet.
"really? blue and purple? where do you see blue and purple?" an innocent question. or so i thought.
unfortunately i get thrown a curveball from mr. humiliate-your-mom-once-again.
he points to the inside of the bridge of my nose and strokes his fingers down, trailing it under my eyes. "here, and here. see momma, blue, and purple."
i hang my head and just bust out laughing. because really, in this situation, what else can you do? though what i really want him to know is that he and his sister are 100% responsible for putting those new colors near my eyes.
to put a positive spin on yet again another humiliating experience.
1) he's not colorblind.
2) when you look in my eyes you can almost see a rainbow. 3 out of 6 colors isn't bad.