Astronomy Lessons Before Breakfast

May 17, 2012 @ 4:54 pm | Filed under:

It’s that episode of Little Einsteins where they’re wending their way toward the Crab Nebula. Rilla is apprehensive. “Mommy,” she whispers. “Can you look it up? The real one.”

I google obligingly. She ponders the images with troubled eyes.

“What…what harm does it do?”

Scott hastily explains. Stars, light, not a monster. Not a Giant Thing with Pincers lurking in outer space.

It’s always the preschool shows that scare the pants off you.


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    tanita says:

    I had very helpful older sisters who gave me an entire story on pincers and I was nervous about crabs, the crab nebulae, earwigs… I’m glad for Google nowadays, and Rilla having someone well-intentioned answering her questions!!!

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    Pam says:

    Read after going out with my husband and leaving my daughters to watch Little Bear the movie with their older brothers. Four year old totally traumatized. By Little Bear!

    A mountain lion and a bear temporarily losing his parents were the problem.