September 27, 2015: Visible over North America this evening will be a super moon (a full moon that occurs when the moon is at the closest point to the Earth in its orbit). It’s also going to be a blood moon eclipse!
Waiting for the super blood moon eclipse was making us all jumpy. I took the kids to the park. Hubby stayed behind and had a scotch.
Robin cried because I wouldn’t allow him to wear one skate and one shoe to the park. But he got over it when I agreed to a game of kickbaseball.
I alternated pitching a wiffle ball to Robin, then when Camilla was up to “bat” I rolled her a soccer ball. Fielding was confusing, to say the least.
The two kids were on the same team, except when Camilla pitched for me and Robin played Imaginary Mom, who had somehow already made it to second before I (Real Mom) was even up to bat.
With teams so small there were several imaginary and substitute runners to keep track of. One couldn’t be sure whether to throw to home to get Imaginary Someone out (who would catch the ball anyway?) or whether to go after the real base runner.
Other developments in the game:
- First-and-a-half base evolved. It was a sycamore way station in between the sapling that was first and the redwood playing (being) second. First-and-a-half base both solved and caused many problems.
- Someone had to be reminded she couldn’t tag with just her hand. There had to be a ball in her hand.
- We had to establish that there was no stealing of bases during instant replays (re-enactments that is), unless a steal had occurred in the “real” play the first time around.
Thank goodness the moon finally came out.
Bedtime was a whole ‘nother set of shenanigans, as we went inside to read. Between bedtime rituals we’d have to go outside again and check on how the moon was faring. Gradually it changed from a red-orange specter to a shiny silver cookie with a yarmulke.
Good NIGHT, moon.