Blue & Green
Several months ago, I left the boys with my mom while I went to Boston and worked crew at the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day. I’d never left them before.
Scott is very particular about what is “his”, and he’s very obsessive about it. When he has a cup, it’s his cup, and he simply cannot swap. He’s always been this way, and rather than add to his stress of the week I would be gone, I just made sure that there was a very definite, “This is Scott’s,” and, “This is Jeb’s,” when I packed their things.
Cups, blankets, toothbrushes – for Scott they were all blue. For Jeb, they were all green.
As I tried to explain to my mom the color coordinating, she said, “I hope I can remember which color belongs to which boy.”
I said, “It’s very easy. Scott has blond hair, so his is blue. Jeb has red hair, so his is green.”
My mom stared at me blankly. I turned to my sister who was there with her kids. “Doesn’t that make sense to you?” I asked. The answer was a very definite no as she swallowed a laugh. Then my mom wrote on a piece of paper, “Scott – blue. Jeb – green,” while my sister made fun of me.
While driving to the airport, Gregg called me. I said, “If I were to say that something for Scott was blue, and something for Jeb was green, and that made it easy to distinguish what was whose, would you know why I did it that way?”
“Sure,” he said. “Scott has blond hair and Jeb has red hair. It makes perfect sense. Why do you ask?”
Have I told the world today how much I completely love and adore my husband? How thankful I am to God for bringing us together? How much I enjoy being married to him?
makes perfect sense to me!
Makes sense to me too! Though that color trick doesn’t work with my kids. I’ll get a color for Mia, (never pink) and one for Henry and each wants what the other has. I can’t win! So I have started getting the same colors and saying to heck with it!
blond hair blue eyes, red hair green eyes, makes sense to me too..
Jeb’s eyes are blue – vivid, bright blue.
And Scott’s eyes are gray/green.
Made total sense to me :)
It makes sense to me as well.
“Jeb is just green. Can’t you see that?”
Or…maybe the look wasn’t a misunderstanding of the color code.
Oh – they mocked the color code and couldn’t understand why I would come up with it. HAHA But at least there is one other person on this earth who knew why. :)
See? Mocking. HAHA
Hallee, this post made me smile. We also have a color coding system with Robbie and Jack, but it’s just the opposite of yours. Robbie = blonde hair = green “stuff”; Jack = red hair = blue “stuff”. I love it when my husband and I have moments where we just “get each other” when no one else does. It’s the best!
I see the mocking. But I am still sending your mom chocolate on your birthdays.
I cannot understand how anyone would conceivably think Scott would be any color other than blue, or Jeb would be any color other than green.
I completely “get” you, baby.
I understand the color code. My son Scott has blue eyes so his color is blue ALWAYS. Carson has hazel eyes so his color is green ALWAYS, unless he decides it’s pink for the day ;-)
I love that the only person who truly understands this without any further explanation, is Gregg!! I love to see such an amazing connection between spouses…I am one of those blessed wives too. BTW, I “get” the colour coding too!!
During the last deployement Jacob was “batman blue” and William was “elmo red”…. unfortunately William is now VERY into batman so we’ve had to work on sharing… LOL
I totally get it — boys are very competitive little creatures – I find it fascinating to watch them grow and develop because they are “hard wired” completely different to my line of thinking!
(hugs) I love Greg’s response on the phone! Isn’t it awesome that even when they’re worlds away, they still totally “get” you? love it!