Monday, December 1, 2008

The moon smiled at my big ears

Early this morning, I started obsessing that one of my ears seems to have grown bigger. Not longer, just sort of wider. Googling this phenomenon doesn't help either because I now have confirmation that our ears do grow as we age! However, its usually to do with sagging and ears getting longer. *sigh* I know its trivial and there are many more useful thoughts to use my brain cells on but I've thought of my ears many many times today.

Anyway, I did do other things besides obsess. Today, I experienced what it would be like if I didn't have a car and had to rely on public transport. Ordinarily, I would have said it was fun and allowed a lot of time outdoors. Unfortunately, with a toddler in tow, life becomes HARD instead of FUN. I wanted to take him on the trains so I ambitiously planned to return some library books and also do some grocery shopping. After all, these are ordinary things that any person would have to do (with or without toddler) even when they don't have a car. Getting to the library was easy. After that, doing the shopping was not overly taxing. I only got a few light items. We made it all the way to our train station. Unfortunately, by then, Aaron was hot and cranky but we still had a short walk home, uphill. I had a backpack, one bag of groceries hung around my wrist, Aaron's water bottle in one hand and Aaron's hand in my other hand. It was a loooong walk home. Aaron started crying and refused to walk the last two steps to hour house. Next time I'm going to be more prepared with a bigger backpack and the stroller, even if he only sits on it to go up the hill.

Finally, tonight, we saw something interesting in the sky. A smiley face! I checked the news and it was Jupiter and Venus forming the eyes with a crescent moon making the smile. Venus and Jupiter were very bright and twinkling. I guess its trying to tell me that its ok that my ears are getting a little bigger. At least I'm lucky enough to have a car.

4 comments:

Mike said...

Big ears are part of the old person look which also include, wrinkly face, blank stare and mouth hanging open. We'll all get there some day.

Kellan said...

Yes, I've also seen Jupiter and Venus - amazing that you are seeing it all the way practically on the other side of the world and I am here seeing it too! Don't worry about your ears - I'm sure it's nothing - tee hee!

Take care and have a good week - Kellan

Nap Warden said...

Very cool, a smiley face in the sky!

Bilbo said...

Mike is, of course, speaking for himself. And big ears are useful for the parent of a two-year-old, because they help you hear the mischief he's getting into...