Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Star dust

A few days ago, while Grandson was at school, I took Granddaughter L to the museum. We sat at the front of the bus and she drove it. (Not really.)

We had a snack and then she carefully examined the Lego version of the museum, pointing out where all the things in the model are in the actual museum.

Then we went to the Discovery Room. She dressed up as an explorer to look into the cases.

Then she dressed up as a deep sea diver who might be about to go on an Arctic expedition (so was wearing a furry hat).

There's a good view out of the windows.

Then she examined the half-globe which you spin to show how the atmosphere moves more slowly than the earth. I'm not sure that she totally grasped this. Mind you, I'm not sure I do either.

It's such fun to spend time with her, and so easy to have charge of just one child.

Later, she murmured meditatively under her breath, "We're all made out of star dust." This surprised me somewhat. Daughter 1 tells me that there's a video at the museum in which the narrator says this. Evidently it's one of Carl Sagan's sayings. I hope he would be pleased that someone was listening.


  1. The girl is not daft. What a great way to spend your time together.

  2. Love the furry hat, perfect with flippers.😊

  3. Love the furry hat, perfect with flippers.😊

  4. Just think, she might remember that all her life, and wonder what it means!

  5. Have you been watching
    The Secret Life of 3/4/5 year olds?
    It's wonderful eavesdropping on small children. While we were away in New York we stayed in an Airbnb apartment. Grand daughter came down from her flat on the floor above to visit us. I was showing her around and said this is Grandma and Grandad's kitchen. And she said, 'Ellen's actually.' I stood corrected. She's 2.

  6. What a little doll. I can't believe how big she is getting. I love that you take her to the museums!

  7. Anonymous5:24 pm

    What a wonderful way to spend time with her - expanding her mind and letting her imagination grow.

    I do like the deep-sea diver's outfit.

  8. Isn't it such a joy being part of the wonderful world of little people. A joy and a privilege, and quite, quite miraculous. Our only grandchild is 19 months and with the explosion of vocabulary and concepts it's hard to keep up. Your granddaughter is gorgeous.

  9. It's wonderful for Granddaughter that she is getting her turn at having her gran all to herself! And making the most of it by the look of things. Lxx

  10. Love how she could dress up in all the outfits! I like that quote by Carl Sagan too. There is a similar one at the Griffith Observatory in LA.

  11. So Hattie McHat had a grand time at the museum! And so did her dear grandmother! They are all such a joy, our grandchildren!