Solar Eclipse Day

I have a feeling, a strong feeling, that God knew I would have a really tough time not looking directly at the sun on this solar eclipse day.  I wonder if it is gray and overcast so that I would have no reason to look at the sun? Maybe this weather is for my own good!

Instead of standing out looking at what I shouldn’t, I have been invited into the world of a 3, going on 4 year old. I am learning so many new things. Things that I have managed to get by without knowing for 50 some plus years! (Okay…..a lot closer to 60 years…..)

I am learning all the names of the little ponies. I am also discovering what it feels like to be “schooled” by a blue-eyed, tow-headed little sprite. When playing with little ponies, I have found that you cannot just make up your own random conversation.

She has instructed me that Rarity (a sparkly maned pony) would never say “Whats up?” or “Let’s go see what is in the fridge for a snack.” Instead, I must learn to recite exactly what would be said in the show by those little ponies.

This small, sparkly child has invited me to play kitchen with her. We have made “air” pizza in her kitchen oven, tested plastic fruits and vegetables, and strategically placed a snapshot of her and her big brother, on her kitchen shelf. I had to laugh because she placed it so strategically that the salt and pepper shaker covered her brother and it looked like she was the only one in the snapshot!

We also played ice cream shop with ice cream legos. I have no idea what flavors I chose but it looked pretty.

I have tried to have a conversation with her about the act that she will be starting preschool next week. She wants nothing to do with that thought. Last month her grandpa tried to encourage her about preschool by telling her she would make lots of new friends. Her response, “I have a friend….I don’t want any more friends.” She is definitely a quality over quantity girl!

This small child, cares nothing for the fact that an amazing event is taking place outside today. It means nothing to her that it will be years and years before there is another solar eclipse like this one.

Perhaps that is okay. When you are three it is the simple things around you that matter. Maybe I should take some lessons from this little munchkin. For all of us disappointed by cloudy skies impacting our solar viewing….the lesson to learn is – life is short, go find something else to do if things don’t work out!

I have a couple more days to learn some more life lessons from my little sprite.  I have a feeling they will be wonderful, funny and memorable lessons for me.


“You get what you get
and you don’t pitch a fit.”
James K ~ age 6

30 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse Day

  1. juliascreativeyear says:

    Kids are awesome, and their outlook on life has something to teach all of us. I’ve so often found that God had spoken to me through children or through my interactions with them. Your little one is absolutely gorgeous… Enjoy the next few days

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  2. thecobweboriumemporium says:

    May your little sprite continue to teach you about what really matters, for she, and all the little ones of this world, hold the key to what we should all be doing, saying, and behaving.

    We all need to get in touch, and stay in touch, with our inner child as we grow up, for that is where the true joy of being alive really lives.
    Little children KNOW how to live. Where-as we do what [we think] is necessary. We have to connect with our inner child. We have to become as children.

    Matthew 18:1-3 …
    At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

    Fabulous post Chicken, as always. Your munchin is totally adorable. May you get to spend many Summers, Autumns, Winters and Springs with her. May you long remember the names of the Ponies, and how their conversations are actually supposed to ‘go’.
    May you enjoy Lego Ice Creams for many days, and may Air Pizza be on the lists of foods which you love.

    Thank you for sharing this glimpse into your life. I have loved every single word.
    Many squidges, ~ Cobs. x

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  3. Timelesslady says:

    She’s beautiful. My grand-daughters love unicorns. Tomorrow we are going clothes shopping for school for older girl and play for the younger little girl. We are hoping to find a few unicorn shirts or dress…or even socks.

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  4. bcparkison says:

    My goodness…where have I been? Aren’t they just best thing since sliced bread? Grands that is. We learn something ever time we give them a chance to teach us.
    Like James K…there are a lot of pitiful souls out there today that NEED to learn this bit of learning. Very enjoyable post Chicken Grand.

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