One day our sons will fly to the moon.
Astronomy
One day our sons will fly to the moon.

A Meteor Shower Inspired Us To Take an Imaginary Trip to The Stars and Moon

A few weeks ago there was a meteor shower by my house. I heard the best time to view it was in the middle of the night. My sons were so excited; they slept in their astronaut playsuits for days.
My husband and I snuck into our boy's room just before the meteor shower started, to wake them up. We took them outside and had a ladder set up to go to the roof. Once the kids saw that, you can bet they woke up! I explained to them that we were going to watch the meteor shower from the roof! They couldn't wait to get up there.
The boys were so excited; I've never seen them like that before. We got on the roof and laid out a blanket. It was only minutes until the stars started flying in the sky above. 
We lay there watching the stars for nearly an hour before the kids fell back asleep. Rather than wake them we all slept on the roof for the rest of the night waking with the sunrise.
The next morning my kids were talking about the meteor shower non-stop. They asked me if we could all go in a space shuttle. That sparked an idea. I told them to go get their markers and I grabbed my husband and took him into the garage. When we came back our arms were full of cardboard boxes. We spent the next hour building.
When we were finished building, we had our very own space shuttle. The kids played in it for hours that day traveling to the moon, planets and even the sun.
My future astronauts.
My future astronauts.
The boys planted a white flag on the moon.
The boys planted a white flag on the moon.
“They asked me if we could all go in a space shuttle.”
A view of the meteor shower from our roof.
A view of the meteor shower from our roof.