In Search of Rainbows … and Rerows

by Cate on May 24, 2010

Rainbow Princess

Before I get into today’s (short) topic, I want to know something.  When the heck did she start looking so grown-up already?  I didn’t notice it when I took this picture.  Not until I downloaded it tonight.  She doesn’t look my little baby here anymore.  Excuse me while grab a tissue or four.

Madeline has a new obsession.  It has not, however, taken the place of her love for cows, but it is sharing top billing lately.  Rainbows.  She is totally my daughter through and through.  Last week, she refused to get dressed unless it was a shirt with a rainbow on it.  We have one.  Help.  I managed to find the one she’s wearing here over the weekend, so now we’re up to two, but if you know what a two-year-old is like, you know that barely lasts two days.  If that.  I’m not too fond of doing laundry every day, thankyouverymuch.  So far I’ve checked Target, Kohl’s, Children’s Place and Gymboree.  How can there not be more rainbow t-shirts for little kids available?  Does it not just scream “kids?’  Or maybe that’s just me.  There are (overpriced) ones on eBay (though nothing that screams “buy me now”) and a few on CafePress, but I’m just not willing to spend more than ten bucks for a shirt that she will outgrow in six months.  Even for her.  A few friends suggested making one, so if I can’t find anymore, I might stop in at a local craft store.  Perhaps I’ll get lucky and there are rainbow transfers.

But in the meantime, if you have seen any rainbow-themed clothing for the two-year-old set in your retail wanderings, please drop me a line and let me know.  I thank you.  My mornings thank you.  And most importantly, Madeline thanks you.

Oh, and the rerow?  That’s what she calls them.  She hasn’t quite mastered the pronunciation of rainbow yet, and it is the cutest thing ever.  Nick said aMiNals for the longest time, and even now, has to stop and think to make sure he doesn’t mix up the M and the N.  I think hearing the special ways kids pronounce certain words is one of my favorite things when it comes to kids.  You know, on the long list of thousands of other things.

P.S. There’s a fun recipe contest going on at Hybrid Mom. I entered my recipe for Veggie Cheese Wraps last week. Love them. If you happened to have tried the recipe and liked them, or think that it might be right up your alley, I’d be so honored if you gave me a vote. Just click on the pink square to the right of the recipe.

Project 365
May 24, 2010, Photo #100

There's My Baby

Ahh, that’s better.  Just seconds later, the little baby face returned.  Thank goodness.

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mandy May 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm

I agree, rainbows are pretty wonderful. I will keep an eye out for rainbows. Do you have any Justice stores there? I have a 9 year old cousin who loves their clothes. I went into the store once and half expected a unicorn to walk out of a rack of clothes, its very bright and colorful.

I also voted! Good luck!


mandy May 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I just went to the Justice website, it seems its for girls a little older than Madeline. Perhaps you could tie dye some shirts? Not exactly a rainbow but still pretty colorful.


Brandie May 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I would check out kids thrift or consignment stores for rainbow clothes or accessories, you might be surprised what you find!


Linda in St Louis May 25, 2010 at 6:12 am

You’ve seen “Townhouse” crackers, right? My younger son called them “Downtown” crackers. His wife had no clue what “Downtown” crackers were and had to call and ask when she found it written on their grocery list. Thanks for the reminder of such a sweet memory.


Joanne May 25, 2010 at 6:14 am

It’s so funny the things that kids get obsessed with. I will keep my eye out for rainbows. I remember the days of trying to dress my sister. It was a totally nightmare. She hated certain fabrics and textures but which ones she hated changed on a daily (hourly) basis!


Ramona May 25, 2010 at 10:43 am

I was going to suggest for you to make some too. Find some of the iron on T-Shirt Transfer sheets that you run thru a laser printer.

If you don’t have a color laser, hopefully one of your friends has one.

I’ve printed a couple of patterns and they’ve worked great.


Mary May 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Try Penney’s. My 4 y/o also loves rainbows and it seems like we found some her clothes there.

Love, love, love your site!


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