Sunday, December 04, 2005


I bought a package of twelve inexpensive washcloths yesterday - 2 purple, 2 hot pink, 2 bright blue, 2 chartreuse, 2 electric orange and 2 bold yellow. This morning, the youngest watched them coming out of the dryer and said, in a breathless voice, "Oh, colors! My colors!" He grabbed a purple and demanded to bathe immediately.

He's still at an age where his favorite colors are the ones most adults would deem

1. Marked by strident color or excessive ornamentation; gaudy.
2. Loud and flashy.
3. Glaring; dazzling.
"garish." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 04 Dec. 2005.