Reach For the Stars
by free to go (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50981739@N00/3589463476/?addedcomment=1#comment72157619060208713)
Upon arriving home after school, I scooped Jackson up and out of the car.
He suddenly gasped.
Pointing toward the sky, he declared: "Moon! Mama! Moon!"
"Yes, it is the moon."
He stared back at the half moon barely visible in the blue sky.
"Hug?" he asked of the moon, his arms spread wide to embrace the Earth's satellite.
The boy knows no bounds.
"One day, when you are an astronaut, you can land on the moon and give it a big hug," I responded.
It was funny because everyone knows there's no way mama's ever going to let you be an astronaut. Silly boy!