To the moon… and back.

Posted on July 4, 2012

Mr8 has informed me that he is going to the moon. Not anytime soon, you understand. But one day.  He has it all planned. He will go to uni, he will become an astronaut, he will walk where Neil Armstrong first walked (conspiracy theories aside).

The boy who will not go to the school canteen by himself is going to the moon.

“Won’t you miss me?” I ask, looking for a few last drops of the Mum worship that he had in spades right up until about six months ago.

“Sure,” he says, flicking his Margaret Pomeranz fringe out of his eyes (note to self: haircuts need to be scheduled more often than every school holidays). “But we can Skype.”

Of course.

“Or,” he adds, coming over for a quick hug allowing me to get a little hair ruffle in, “I’ll send you a postcard.”

Having a blast. Wish you were here.

So what exactly would you write on a postcard from the moon?

[Image: from here]

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  1. River

    Postcard from the moon?
    Have cheese, bring wine.

    What? The moon is made of cheese….right?

  2. Sandra

    You must be so proud: he has a dream for the future! My 8 year old is currently debating whether he will one day work at Wendy’s or Subway…Subway has good white chocolate macademia nut cookies, so that might be the deciding factor.

  3. Kel

    That is the coolest plan ever.

    I imagine a trip to the moon being a bit like moving to Darwin. I called my Mum and screeched “He (the husband) brought me to a city with NO MYER!?!”

  4. therhythmmethod

    I’m glad people are still thinking about the moon. The world is getting pretty depressing with all this economic and environmental doom. We need more dreamers and schemers like Mr8.

  5. Diminishing Lucy

    Bless him. Olivia if far too practical. I just asked her if she’d like to go the moon. She gazed at me and said “What for? It’s just rocks.”

    No romance in her soul.

  6. Mama of 2 boys

    That is gorgeous Allison. My Mr 4.5 is obsessed with all things outer space right now too. He has asked me several times when he will be old enough to fly to the moon. I have tried to explain the complexities and that it’s not quite as simple as hopping in the car to drive to the shops, but who am I to stand in the way of his dreams. Heck, maybe by the time our boys are grown up, they can all go!

  7. Claireyhewitt

    I might not need a postcard – I might just go with them.

    • allison tait

      You can keep an eye on him for me then Clairey. Am not sure I’m the Moon type.

  8. Melissa Jane

    I love it when kids share their dreams. I would write “No cheese up here – who knew? And can’t find a man anywhere”.

    • allison tait

      Love it! That man is a very good hider.

  9. Mum on the Run

    Jut today my three year old told me he can’t wait to drive a rocket ship to the moon – so, looks like they could be working together!
    🙂 xx

    • allison tait

      Awesome. We can get a whole team together!

  10. Tales of a Tai Tai

    Bless his little cotton socks And I would write “I’m out of Mint Slices. Please send ASAP” x

    • allison tait

      Sending care packages to the moon could be quite the challenge!

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