2010年8月10日火曜日

rainbows at our feet

Walked down to the community centre with Meg and Amy today on some vague mission involving Meg's drink bottle that she'd heard was there. From whom? Since when? Why did the drink bottle go there? Those were the vague bits...

On arriving she turned to me expectantly.

Yes?

You need to open the door.

I don't have the key.

Why not?

You didn't say your drink bottle was inside the community centre.

You should know that.

.....

Of course I should. Add that to my list of knowledge I am seriously in arrears about hey? Along with the second verse to most Japanese nursery rhymes, advanced origami and identifying desired objects from the descriptive 'you know, that thing that was over there!'

Anyway, it was an un-fulfilling trip and we headed home glumly. Well, Meg and I were glum and Amy was typically oblivious and singing some song I'm sure I don't know the second verse of.

Ahhhh!

What Meg?

Oh no..... (looking at her feet.)

What's happened now?

It's a rainbow. It must have fallen down.... Poor rainbow. It's still so pretty....

Huh?

Look.

Oh, it's an oil spill. It is pretty though.* Mr M's car is leaking fuel. There are spots all up the road and I bet there is a really big one in his driveway.
* I didn't actually say that but I would have been a much better mummy if I had so let's just say I did.

Really?!

Yup.

And glumness and drink bottles and disappointingly lacking in super powers of perception mothers were forgotten and forgiven as they ran up the road finding rainbows.

Here Amy! Look!

And here!!

Here's a really long one!

And so Mr M's engine troubles became the rainbows at our feet.

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