Doesn't that just make you smile :)
Gus started dating my sister when I was in high-school - read = pesky teenager - and his colorful last name was just TOO much for me. The rest of the family had matured far enough to know better. And to not poke fun. And not make-up silly hand movements when saying it.
[How Gus ever looked past my adolescent self & grew to love me as a sister-in-law is a mystery!]
Anyway... Now-a-days, in my more matured, grown-up self I don't give Rainbow a second thought. It doesn't even register with me when chatting to people about my sweet sister & her husband.
With the arrival of their bundles of joy, a brood of little Rainbows is brightening-up the Hills of Adelaide, along with 2 cats, a coup of chickens and perhaps a sheep or two in the future [to save on lawn-mower time, of course!]. That briefly sums-up their charming, "hills are alive" life.
Their eldest, CJ, well & truly encompasses the Rainbow name. I don't think there is such a thing as too many hugs with CJ. Or too many imaginative worlds. Or too many smiles.
And so when my sister Bel sent through this little story about him it made my heart swell..
Hi - this just happened this afternoon and I had to tell you. CJ was given a clock/radio/alarm by us a couple of weeks ago and he has been very excited by his new toy. The point was to teach him the time and help him to know when he could get up in the morning. The first thing CJ figured out was the button for turning the radio on and off (of course the radio is on 107.9 LIFEFM!).
10 mins ago CJ went to his room for his afternoon sleep and 5 mins ago he came running out saying 'see Nathan, see Nathan!' I had no idea what this meant and so followed a very excited 3 year old back to his room to stand in front of his clock/radio and 'see Nathan'.
It turns out CJ had turned on his radio and "Like you love me' just happened to playing - what he meant to say was 'hear Nathan' - so much for good communication CJ. :)
So we listened to the song - and CJ was very pleased that his clock has Nathan songs on it!
I love this story! We live thousands of miles away and have spent precious little time with him. What time we have spent is not likely to be as clear as a bell in his 3 year old memory.
"So I say thank you for the music.."
And thank you Bel for playing Nate's music - your patience with repetition has paid-off! It's nice to know we can sound close even when far away.