Night Owls

 I often am up with my kids in the night, although their needs at night are considerably lower than they were 3 years ago.  Being up at night with my kids is a sure source of aggravation and stress.  Their restlessness, illness or excitement impose challenges to me being awake alone or asleep.

However, every once in a while, we are awake together at night and I see them in new, lower light.  I see their silhouettes against the sky, the stars and the moon.

My daughter pretended to be a Parks Canada interpreter on our moon lit walk.

"These rocks are 570 million years old."

"The moon controls the waves."

"The  lighthouse keeps the ships away from the rocks"

"I see one star, I see two, I see three, four, five, six, a million."