On Sunday we went to dinner with my Sister and Brother in Law. While we were eating, J Myster was being entertained by uncle Richard. Now J has long been fascinated by the moon. Ever since he saw it for the first time he’s wanted to find it and see it all the time. Anytime we are in the car together we are on a desperate search for the moon. Sometimes its there, sometimes it’s not and J will get upset if he can’t find it.
He always says “Show me the moon Mama, Show Me!” We’d find the moon together and stare out at it. Every night for the longest time he’d look for the moon and when he found it, he was so excited. I’d wonder what he thought he was looking at, if he knew how many thousands of miles away it is, how big it is, or does he just think it’s this big ball in the sky that he’s not tall enough to reach?
So Uncle Richard tells J that he saw the moon outside and asked J if he could find it out the window. It didn’t happen to be out the window we were sitting by, so eventually uncle Richard takes J outside to find it. When we left the restaurant, the whole talk home was about the moon.
We get home and now he has to find it from home too. Eventually, it dawns on him that since I can see the moon, why can’t I hold the moon?
So he says “Dadda, you get the moon for me ok? Go get the moon, hurry daddy I can’t reach it, I can’t reach it!” It was so cute!
So of course, Hunky Hubs says well I can’t get the moon, it’s too high up.
So he says “Ok, mama get the moon?!” I tell him that only astronauts can get the moon, that he has to grow up and become an astronaut if he wants to touch the moon one day. So then I could hear the wheels in his head spinning.
He runs upstairs and grabs a bucket, turns it over and brings it in our room so he can see out the window and says, “I bigger now, I can reach the moon!”
Then after a few seconds, he says, “Oh no mama, I can’t reach it”, as he grasps desperately for the moon that is on the other side of the glass.
Then he says, “Oh Mama, I go outside pay, peas!! I go outside get the moon!?”. I just love the way his little mind thinks. It’s so fun to see him growing up and exploring the world he lives in.
Maybe one day he’ll really touch the moon.
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