Astronomy Lessons Before Breakfast

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

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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  1. 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!!!

  2. 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.