So today there is supposed to be a super blood moon with a lunar eclipse. Which I suppose means that the world is gonna end or some shit like it was going to a few years ago. I really need to get right with Jesus first, so if we could hold off on that for a bit, that would be GREAT, m'kay?
We took Alexis outside to watch the eclipse. Or what part of it we could see, because clouds are assholes and like to cramp our style. Plus it's a school night and apparently no one in the cosmos took this into consideration when arranging for natural wonders to be used as learning experiences. THANKS FOR NOTHING, COSMOS. Maybe YOU should go get right with sweet baby Jesus and stop being so SELFISH.
Alexis was mesmerized. I mean, it is pretty fucking cool, the whole moon disappearing from the sky then changing colors. If I would have thought of it earlier, I would have totally milked it like the Santa thing and told her that I was recently awarded magical powers and if she didn't start fucking picking her toys up, I'll make her disappear and change colors. But not a cool one like red. Like chartreuse. No one knows what the fuck that color actually looks like anyways. I mean, Charlie is already convinced that the moon is stalking her...it might not have been that hard to do. And really, let's just tack on a few more years of therapy. At this point, years are just a drop in the bucket...
It was really humbling, though, to see her innocent excitement at something that she has never seen before. At something rare. It was a great reminder that there is always something new, something wonderful. I need to remember to look at things through a child's eyes more often; to get back to the simpler things. I need to stop adulting so much and be more mindful. I really think that would reduce my stress level significantly.
And maybe then I will stop anthropomorphizing nature and expecting it to get right with the Lord.