Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lately Overheard: Astronomy Lessons

Vern, an avid amateur astronomer*, pointed out Antares to the Bear tonight, as he put him to bed.  (Yes, the kids got to bed pretty late tonight.)  Their conversation went like this:

Vern: "That's Antares, Bear.  It's a star, a special kind of star called a red supergiant."

The Bear (very excitedly, in his lilting, earnest, overly-precise 3-year-old's voice):

"I want to get one of those!  I really need one of those!"

Hey Birrd . . . see any family resemblance?

*Astronomer . . . not astrologer.  ;o)


Birrd said...

So you've got my Rabbit's twin, Fish's twin, and probably Peanut's twin as well. AUGH!!! WHEN ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET TOGETHER??? (Though we will have to find a venue that can survive the onslaught of the combined forces of Rabbit and Bear!)

Stacy said...

Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of blogsville and leaving such a sweet note. I definitely agree that colorfully wrapped books will bring a pop of color into your "white walled rental". =) So thrilled to meet yet another homeschooling momma! Your little bear is precious. Hope we can keep in touch. Your newest follower.

-Stacy @ The Precious Little Things in Life