|Close, so close, just before the full eclipse.|
I was merciful. I didn't get Luke Skywalker up until 6:30 (I waited a whole thirty minutes). He was able to see the lunar eclipse about halfway accomplished. I was hoping that he might be able to get some extra credit in his science class for making the effort to get up and see it. He said, "take a picture for me and get me up again in a half hour."
Then I got in the car and tried to escape the light pollution in order to capture the above image for you.
At seven am, I dashed back to the house to gather the children so they might see the full eclipse with me. They were awesome. They were in the car, barefoot and wrapped in blankets before I even finished the words "we'll go to Krispy Kreme after."
As we drove again to the "sweet spot," we passed many others: a pajama clad man sitting in a lawn chair in front of his house. A lady bundled up in many scarves sitting in her car taking photographs. Some joggers who had paused to have a look. A man beside his still-running truck, taking a photo with his iphone. A cyclist standing next to his bike taking it all in.
And I realized that there are two kinds of people in this world: those who will get up early, so early, in order to witness the amazing wonders of this world....
...and those who, when presented with the opportunity to get up at six am on a Saturday when it is precisely 18 degrees outside, say to me:
WHAT KIND OF CRAZY PERSON ARE YOU????
THIS IS THE ONLY DAY I CAN SLEEP IN!!!!
(we missed you, Hubby and Thing One. And we didn't save you any donuts, either)