This week’s lesson wasn't really something new in my world, rather a gentle reminder from our oldest daughter Lauren, who has always been one step ahead of from birth (which came a couple weeks early too)
Lauren: You know mom the sun doesn't "come out" we just tilt and rotate around it
Mom: I know that honey, it is just something everyone says and is widely accepted to say
Lauren: Yeah, but it is not true
Mom: Yeah, do you love it?
Lauren: Well, I read a couple chapters then put it up on my shelf, I decided it was NOT the kind of book I want to be reading right now.
Mom: That's OK, what are you reading? (hiding all signs of disappointment)
Lauren: My new Space book from Paige, the Secret Garden and Quirks and Quarks...
So, my lesson learned is: Watch how you say what you say to your smarty pants 8 year old, and don't assume she is going to love a book you buy her just because you did (and you probably should bring her to the store with you next time).
LAUREN I love you just the way you are, all smarter than me and all! I LOVED watching the ISS fly over our house with you and I marvel all that you will accomplish in this world. You go girl, never let me catch up with you!