Jack and I went to Target late in the afternoon yesterday to blow some time, and on the way home the big full moon was rising. Everytime it disappeared behind a row of houses, Jack asked from the back seat, "Where'd you go now moon?"
Too bad he missed the eclipse. I stood outside watching it off and on for nearly an hour with the neighbor kids. It was bitterly cold (less than 10 degrees I think), but it was beautiful.
We stood out there until I couldn't feel my toes anymore, watching while wrapped in blankets and having our impromptu science lesson. Awesome.
Today we are having an ice storm, which is making me nervous. I can't start a fire to save my life (well, maybe if we were really in trouble), and Dave is out of town all week. Here's hoping the power lines hold.
I thought I was being really smart by letting Jack have a new toy out of my present closet. New toys = hours of entertainment, which I could use right now given ice storm + no daddy + no school + no going out of the house. I am here to tell you I was nearly killed by the darn Tidmouth Shed. The thing is impossible to get together, and when I finally had it together 45 minutes later, Jack bumped it and it fell to bits.
When I suggested we play without the shed, Jack started to cry hysterically and tell me very emphatically that "Thomas LOVES his shed mommy."
After reading the amazon reviews I decided superglue was the only way to go. Except the superglue exploded and then I was glued to the very thing I wanted to launch right to the moon with my shoe. "Bang, zoom, straight to the moon!"
P.S. Thank you for the haircut love! Jack reports that he doesn't like it one bit. LOL