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Moments of overwhelming happiness

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Post by rocdoc » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:32 pm

I just have to share this here. My daughter is now 16 months. She is a lot of fun and makes me really happy. Given that I do this as a hobby, I have naturally pointed at the sky a couple of times, and I did show her the moon, whenever it was up - she's a very curious child and notices things easily. She learned to look for it when we're out, points and says "moo'". The other day, when I was picking her up from daycare, her teachers called out to me, to tell me that they were blown away by her proving them wrong: they were out and she kept pointing and saying moon, and they said no, you can't see the moon, and she insisted and almost threw a tantrum, and then they looked again and saw that indeed, the moon was visible between tree branches! I can't describe how happy this made me, and figured that this crowd might understand :)
That is all. Clear skies, and many "Moo'" sightings to all.
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Re: Moments of overwhelming happiness

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Post by Voyageur » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:43 pm

What a nice story! Hope the teachers learned a lesson. All of us teachers need to remember that we don't know it all... and we can learn something from our students.

Enjoy these special days with your little girl!
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Post by Juno16 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:47 pm

!It’s wonderful having a youngster around and 16 months is a really fun stage.
I know you have been very busy with your new addition to your family and will be for quite awhile. Its a very special time and before you know it, they will be grown.

Thanks for sharing your experience here.

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Post by Lady Fraktor » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:32 pm

A good story rocdoc, what telescope are you getting her for her birthday? :)
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Post by Thefatkitty » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:38 pm

Nice deal rocdoc, good for her and you! That's impressive at 16 months as well :D What a great story; having a daughter of my own, I can get that in so many ways! She's 14 now, but still joins Dad every now and again for a session. Probably more talking than viewing, but something about a few telescopes in the back yard just invites those moments of quality discussion and time, as it's always that time to chill when those are out.

In grade 4 her class was asked by the teacher to paint on a sheet of 2" X 2" piece of paper a notable event in history. That painting of the Apollo 11 moon landing is still on my wall in the basement, where everything I treasure is kept.

You're raising her right, buddy :D I hope you too will have a few things to hang on your wall as well; it'll happen soon enough!

All the best and thanks for making my day with that,
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Post by Don Quixote » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:45 pm

Thank you Rocdoc for sharing your joy.
I can only just remember my children at that age.

It is a fine time in life. 😊
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Post by yobbo89 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:48 pm

Very nice! You'll have to get your young one to tell the teachers about day time star observing too haha, they probably won't believe her!
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Post by fatboy1271 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:16 pm

Awesome story!!! As someone with a 7 and a half month old this is very touching. I went looking through my photos for a picture of her room, posted below, and your story and seeing her as a newborn got me all emotional :)

Our daughter's name is Celeste. My wife suggested it because of my love for this amazing hobby we're all a part of! On her wall is We Love You To The Moon And Back. She has a light up 3D printed Moon that is incredibly detailed. She has space books and outfits. As you said, so much fun!!!

Thanks for sharing
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Post by Bigzmey » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:45 pm

Another astronomer in the making! Well done Rocdoc.
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Post by helicon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:03 pm

What a great story. I hope your daughter gets increasingly engaged with the night sky - a budding astronomer in the making! Mine are 22 and 20 at the moment but both still have a general interest in the night sky - it's kind of something that never fades once the spark is kindled.
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