“LOOK MOMMY!!! A wainbow wif wots of cowuurs.”
The sound of a 3 year olds sweet voice will never get old.
A few nights ago after a rain storm this gorgeous rainbow appeared so clearly above our house. We went outside to get a closer look and the boys wanted to know if they could run down the street to find the end of the rainbow.
Apparently, pre-k teaches you that there are treasures at the end of a rainbow. And my kids like treasures. Except they like treasures in the form of tonka trucks and robots…not gold. But either way.
We all hopped in the minivan and drove off like we were about to find the greatest treasure on the planet. My husband and I played along…all the while knowing there would be no treasure. But also knowing that we better do something treasure-like to divert from the “we didn’t find a treasure” tantrum. You feel me?
I grabbed an old envelope that was laying on the floor of my car and scribbled… “Dairy Queen”. He gave me the nod and off we went…chasing rainbows.
Errrrrrrrr, ice cream in my case.
We drove towards the end of the rainbow and finally, after the sun went down, the rainbow disappeared. The boys asked us all kinds of questions including…
“Why can’t we get out of the car and run to chase it? Won’t we get there faster?”
*Because people are faster than cars. Ummm, no.
“I heard that at the end of a rainbow they have Star Wars Legos. Is that true mom? Because if we can’t reach the end we could just go to Target.”
*Because clearly my kids know how to work me. Target trip? Psssst. YES!
“Someone at church told me that Jesus makes rain, but I don’t understand why he makes rain when he can make cool things like rainbows.”
*It’s a good point.
And by the time they were done quizzing us with all kinds of rainbow related questions….we were driving thru the DQ drive-thru. Hallelujah!
Blizzards for everyone!
Next time you look up in the sky and see a beautiful rainbow, grab your kiddos and get to chasing! Just don’t forget your wallet so you can end up at Dairy Queen by accident.