Wednesday, April 27, 2011

S plans for T's future

We were watching a preview of a documentary on the future and past of NASA.  We were watching a space shuttle taking off and S got really excited.

S: Mom, can we go there?
M: Sure, sometime we can go there and watch them take off. I've always wanted to do that.
S: But, can we go up in it?
M: You want to become and astronaut and go up into space when you are older?
S pauses and thinks for a few moments.
S:I don't want to be an astronaut. I just want to go up. T do you want to be an astronaut?
T: [no answer]
S: Mom, T want s to be an astronaut. Can you start training T to be an astronaut when he turns five?
[slightly awkward pause]
M: Sure, honey.

This is a picture of R in our Manhattan apartment.  I imagine training T to be an astronaut would look a little like this.


Joe and Kristin Family said...

How cute! "I don't want to be an astronaut. I just want to go up."

Love it.

celeste said...

owen has been really into space lately and i thought it would be fun to go watch a shuttle launch but as i understand it since they are changing the space program there is only 1 maybe 2 launches left. :(