July 9, 2005

Blue with the blue again

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And you may find yourself
one quiet morning, faced with an unfamiliar sight.
And you may find all your VentAire bottles,
in every color, washed and ready to be reassembled, all at the same time.

And you may find yourself
taking advantage of the rare opportunity--finally--to rematch the bottles with their original tops and bottoms.
And you may tell yourself,
This is not the geekiest thing I've ever done.
And you may tell yourself,
This is not to humor my beautiful wife, who doesn't get all worked up if the bottles don't match.
And you may ask yourself,
Where does that highway go?

Then you may find yourself
Intentionally mismatching the bottles and tops for aesthetic effect, pink goes on green, purple on yellow, dark blue on light blue--no, that's boring! it should go on the--
And you may ask yourself,
Well...how did I get here?
And you may ask yourself,
Am I right? Or am I wrong?
And you may tell yourself,
My, um, goodness!*...what have I done?

Playtex VentAire bottles at Amazon: same as it ever was...same as it ever was...

You can always sit down with the kid and Stop Making Sense, or the sweet Once In A Lifetime remastered box set, and explain how, at least you were cool long after CBGB's lost it.

* cuz the kid's right there next to you, and if you're not gonna at least teach her to stick by the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule, she may grow up to be a Rove Republican, and who wants that on his conscience?

5 Comments

heh, with two girls, we needed to differentiate between their two bottles (size difference, medicine , etc) and so ended up searching out nothing but yellow and green. and i can't even imagine what would happen if we were to accidentally mix the colors. gasp!

sounds nice to have a rainbow color palette.

As a father of twins (with different formula/medicine needs), I also used colors to keep track of what was in each bottle. A set of three bottles has 27 different color combinations, which I actually tried, but for exhausted parents and visiting inlaws this guideline stuck: "any green means baby A, any purple means baby B". (Blue is the wildcard.)

This is not the geekiest thing I've ever done.

Nice Talking Heads Reference...

See him drink. from a [multicolored] bottle.
See him eat. from a [cartoon] plate.
Cute. cute. as a button.
Don't you wanna make him. stay up late.
And we're having fun. with no money.
Little smile. on his face.
Don't cha' love. the little baby.

I'd like to see him eat from a plate, but he likes to flick the food off the plate onto the tray, and then put the plate on his head triumphantly. We're trying to discourage it, but his sister laughs, see, and since he thinks she's terrific, he laughs too.

Me, I'm a bottle matcher. My husband, he's a bottle anarchist. I hadn't thought it was aesthetic -- I'd seen it as the easiest pathto a complete bottle.

I teased my wife that Buckette might end up as Republican consultant. Worse is the thought of her being a low-level Republican operative -- if she's going to be evil, successful evil is still more gratifying to a parent.

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