Thursday, September 11, 2008

What's Your Favorite Color?

I'm not sure why, but it was alway a question we got asked as kids. "What's your favorite color?" We all had a favorite and we didn't budge from that favorite.

I can still hear Granny laughing about asking Jason what his favorite color was. His young voice would answer "Gween. My favowit!" Everyone knew that Jason loved green and Whitney's favorite was yellow. I'm pretty sure it's the same today. They always had gifts given in those colors and they loved it. Both grandmothers knit sweaters in their favorite colors and made blankets and quilts in those colors. There was no end of creativity in their favorite colors. And honestly, it was really sweet. It was a given that they'd like the color.

As children, Whitney would often get a gift in yellow and I would get a corresponding gift in pink. It was the logical thing to do. Yellow and pink for the girls. And I'm pretty sure Colin got blue. So it was green and blue for the boys. Now, Colin's favorite color was green as well, but you couldn't really do two things in the same color. You couldn't tell them apart. Fights were bound to break out. They had to be different.

It was worse for me. My favorite color was, and still is, blue. For some reason, grandmothers think their granddaughters shouldn't get gifts in blue. Blue is for boys. Instead, I always got pink. I know most girls go through a pink phase, and I probably did as well. I still love how my room was decorated with the pink bedspread with large red ladybugs on it when I was very young, before I was sharing a room with Whitney. Once we started sharing, everything was in pink and yellow. I secretly (or maybe not-so-secretly) wanted blue.

I'll admit that I love the Holly Hobbie blankets that were made for Whitney and me, hers bound with yellow on the back and mine in pink. And the lovely crocheted afghan in pink is wonderful. The handwork is beautiful. I'm certainly not ungrateful. It's just that I wanted it in blue.

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Entered in Scribbit's Write-Away Contest for September.

10 comments:

Rager said...

I always thought those quilts had Sunbonnet Sue on them. Color is very important to youngsters though. M loves Blue and E loves Green. The younger is adamant about colors being given to the appropriate boy.

annzy said...

I think the funnies thing about the fact that Grandma D always gave you pink is the fact that both her & mom's favorite color is blue ~just like you. I like the fact that the girls in our family are primary colored.

An Ordinary Mom said...

Yellow has always been my favorite.

Good luck in the contest!

jason said...

mmmm, GREEN!

Scribbit said...

I always thought it was funny when Grace was little that she said her favorite was brown. I've never met anyone whose favorite color was brown but she stuck to it for years.

PJMcD said...

I'm all with ya sweet pea, it's true blue for me & you & ain;t no other hue will do.

Beep said...

Green is definitely my favorite color. And no it's not because it's the color of money. I've never understood pink. I know I had a pink and white checked bed spread and even curtains as a girl, but I'm pretty sure I didn't pick it out, or if I did I'm sure it was because there was no other color option. Why can't you find a black T-shirt for kids these days?

Bop said...

I'm a Whorange-Orange lover...!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

I had Holly Hobby quilts too. Loved them!

My favorite color is yellow. It used to be yellow and green, but now it is yellow and red.

tjhirst said...

My sister had a Hollie Hobbie bedspread in blue and a blue canopy, too. Wish you could have had. I had the pink ruffled, one, though, and I, too, would have preferred blue.