N seems to be obsessed with the moon this week.
I don’t know whether they’ve been looking at books about the moon at nursery because we’ve not been talking about it at home for a long time.
Every evening before bed and after tea, he tends to have a chill out (interspersed with nutty running around and play sessions) with his dad. N’s really noticing how it’s getting darker earlier, quite often telling us ‘it’s dark’.
But the last few nights he’s been asking about the moon.
‘Where’s the moon, mummy?’
‘Behind the clouds’ or ‘somewhere we can’t see it out of the windows’.
Yesterday on the way home from nursery, it was a beautiful clear blue sky, and the sun was shining brightly as it was setting. From the back seat I hear
‘Where’s the moon? That it?’
‘That’s the sun, we see that in the day time, the moon comes out at night’
So with last night being clear, we were able to look at the moon for him before bed. I have to say, he seemed a bit put out by it and not very excited at all. Maybe as it becomes a full moon it’ll be more interesting for him as it was a bit of a weird shape yesterday.
So now I just need to get him into star constellations and I might have a little astronomer on my hands. Oh, and work out where he’s got this interest from to work out if there’s anything I need to find out in advance of further questions.
What do your children think of the moon?