For the last few days all I’ve been able to talk about with the boys was about the new robot going to Mars and how it was going to land. I was determined to watch NASA’s webcast live but it meant getting up at 6am and making sure the boys were up as well. Sounds like an easy thing to do until I remember that I was still awake at 1.30am…
I have vague memories of our youngest waking me up during the night thinking she had wet the bed when she hadn’t although that might have been the night before. My alarm went off at 6am. I turned it off rather than put it on to snooze. I know this because the next time I looked at the clock it almost 8am and everyone had to be up, dressed, fed and out the door for the back of nine. With a household our size that was pushing it a little!
It was the same thing with the final Shuttle missions. Every time I arranged for us to be free during the launch something would come up. Findlay would be at his dad’s, we would miss alarms or we’d be stuck in traffic. It’s almost as if we’re just not meant to see these things live.
To top it all off I spent most of this morning on the phone, fighting with our net connection or doing housework that it’s taken me fourteen hours to even start thinking about catching up with it all. I think it’s going to take me another fourteen hours to get up to speed on it all! One saving grace is that the kids can watch it all in a single two minute news clip on the news rather than watch the data slowly trickle in.