I’m incredibly grouchy again today so I went looking for something that would make me smile. I found it. August 29, 2006. A conversation I had with Cameron, then the age of almost four after a trip to the Minnesota State Fair.
We were riding the bus home from the fair, and it was a clear and pretty night. Cameron was looking out the window and pointed out the big crescent moon in the western sky. I took the opportunity to throw in a little science lesson, and said, “Do you see that big star above the moon?” It took a minute, but he found it.
I said, “That looks like a star, but it’s actually another planet. It’s called Venus.”
Me: “Yep, it’s a planet, but it looks like a big star.”
Cameron: “What’s it called again?”
Cameron: “Look, the moon is following us!”
Me: “Yeah, it is.”
Cameron: “What’s that white thing called again?”
Me: “Yes, it’s the planet that looks like a star.”
Cameron: “Yep, there’s Venus again.”
Cameron: “Is Venus a bad word?”
© Jennifer Alys Windholz, 2011