I thought it couldn’t get any better…

Just over the past few nights – and one very early morning – Fainjin has been asking to go outside “in da daaaaark!” to see the stars.  And the moon, of course.  So, of course, I take him.  It has been very cold of late, but with mostly clear skies, certainly enough to see the moon and find a few stars.

It’s so lovely.  We wrap up in coats and go quietly down the stairs and out into the front yard, and look up.  His head tilts so far back I think he will fall over, and he whispers in awe, “Lookit da stars, Mummy!”  It has become a special little time in the day for just the two of us.

Tonight, after his shower, he asked to go out before storytime, so while the girls were getting washed we crept outside.  It was sooo cold! I knelt down beside him, and pointed out the Southern Cross, which was almost directly overhead.  I wasn’t sure whether he really understood what I was getting at, but he waved straight up when I asked him where it was, so he got that part.  We talked about going to the planetarium again to see all the pictures that the stars can make.

And then I saw it.  A bright light, moving quickly from north-ish to south-ish, descending from quite low in the sky already.  At first I thought “satellite”, but it was moving too quickly and was really very bright.  I managed to point it out to Fainjin and he saw it just before it disappeared behind the hills.

Today’s new word for him: “meteorite”.  (He rushed inside to tell The Dad and said he’d seen a “floating light”.)

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2 Responses to “I thought it couldn’t get any better…”

  1. leechbabe Says:

    Awww that is so cool. What a fantastic moment for you both.

    • Kate @ upsidebackwards Says:

      We were both very excited! I hope he doesn’t expect to see one every time we go out, now… 🙂

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