Mariposa is continuing her month-long marathon of hosting Fun Monday this week with a look at the colors that are a part of our lives.
All my life, my favorite color has been BLUE. Despite my mother's best efforts to assign me green, it is blue.
Let me explain... I am the first of six children. Six children means lots of clothes, lots of laundry, lots of tooth brushes, lots of hair brushes... lots of everything. And the easiest way to sort things out is to color-code them. So my mom, being the logical woman that she is, decided to color-code her kids. I was green. John was red. Jerry was blue. Andy was yellow, Matt was purple (at least that's how I think it went - the only one I'm sure of is that I WAS GREEN). By the time James came along, she didn't really need to color-code us anymore, so he escaped that one.
Anyway, not only were our toiletries and laundry baskets color-coded, but our ROOMS were too! I had green shag carpet, green tropical print curtains and matching bedding. My room was green, with accents of red and lots of white, french provencial furniture. I'm sure it was actually a lovely room - but it was GREEN.
Once the need to color code the kids had passed, I began working my way to blue. I wore jeans all the time. Anything I could have blue, I had blue. I think the one exception to that is that I've never had a blue car.
I wore blue shirts.
And after all these years, my second favorite color is... green.