Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse

Last night was the first complete lunar eclipse in conjunction with the winter solstice in over 300 years. The next one won't take place for another 400 years. I get all geeked out over stuff like that and promised the kids I would get them up to see it.

Of course I slept through my watch alarm last night and J woke me up at 3:15 crying because he missed it. I calmed him down and we went out to see what was left. These aren't the best photos but it was 3:15 in the morning and I had no shoes on.



Afterward I went inside to wake the other two. Honestly, I gave a half-hearted effort to get them up preferring children with plenty of sleep over cranky moon viewing ones.

I should have known better because I have two whining, crying children who have declared that I am the worst mother in the universe because I didn't wake them up to see the moon. You can't win, can you?

1 comment:

susan said...

You are a better mom than I. I read about the eclipse last night before bed, looked at the times for the different phases and promptly thought, "no way."