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This Rainbow Tastes Like Righteous Fury

Clark Kent: “How was your St. Patrick’s day Mr. Kendall?”

Me: “Just great CK, although it took me a while to wash the green out of my hair.”

Skittles: “Your hair was green?!”

Me: “Hey I’ve seen the pictures from yesterday, your face was green so don’t even.”

Group of little girls across from jungle gym: “Hey CK!” [cue giggles]

Skittles growls under her breath while CK looks like he’s praying for a hole to open up underneath him.

Me: “What was that all about?”

CK: “Well you see…uhm…”

Skittles: “Those…girls decided to kiss him yesterday because he’s isish.”

Me: “You mean Irish.”

Skittles: “That’s what I said. So now they always want to hang out with him.”

As I watched Skittles stare them down in all of her 3’4″ blond fury, I had a sudden daydream. She’s dressed in the white gi of Ryu from Street Fighter, two of the girls laid out cold at her feet while the last is on her last legs. Skittles roars and with a cry of “Shin Shoryuken!” uppercuts her while jumping into the land. The girl falls to the ground while Skittles pumps a fist in glory. Over her head the word PERFECT appears.

I shake my head to clear it and give a pitying look to a beet red CK.

Me: “Skittles, why don’t you two go seesaw or swing instead of glaring holes through other girls.”

She brightens up, taps CK on the shoulder, yells out “TAG!” before taking off. CK, with all the attention span of a 6 year-old  boy, takes off after her yelling.

Who needs soap operas when you have first graders?

  1. March 19, 2009 at 7:45 AM

    Awesome Street Fighter reference. I definitely pictured Skittles standing over her fallen foes flashing a peace sign, a la Ken Masters.

  2. March 19, 2009 at 9:31 AM


  3. March 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM

    Too cute! You still have see-saws?! Man, they got rid of all of ours for fear someone might get hurt. Pitiful.

  4. March 22, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Oh, I was so Skittles when I was in first grade…

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