The Moe-oo

If you read this post from a few days ago First Session of 2006, you’ll see I mention how one of the first things my son learned to say and identify by pointing was the Moon. I found the video we took of that night — December 26, 2003. Let me set the stage…

My wife had gone to Target (department store) and when returning to the car my one and a half year old son kept saying Moe… Moo… Moow… Moew… Mow… When she finally turned to see what he was talking about he was pointing at the Moon in the sky. To this point he had not ever pointed at anything before and since he was late to begin talking we had been kind of worried about autism and such things.

At any rate when my wife came home she called me outside and told me to bring the video camera. Maybe I’m biased (OK, I KNOW I am) but this is so cute!

You’ll need Apple – QuickTime to view this movie file.

Ryan’s Moon Movie

3 thoughts on “The Moe-oo”

  1. Awwwwww. That is so cute Rob. I just showed the video of Ryan to my Dad’s wife and she says she just wants to cuddle him. We send the little astronomer our best wishes.

  2. I concur on the cuteness. When my son was a bit over two there was a partial eclipse of the Moon, I took him out to see it. For months after when he saw the Moon he called it “Daddy’s Moon”.

    Now he is nearly 9, his fathers astronomy sort of embarasses him

  3. Yep, got to agree, cute. 🙂

    My lad’s pretty good at spotting the Moon. When it’s visible during the day he almost always noticed it before I do. He’s also not been too bad at spotting Venus, Jupiter and Mars (with a little coaching up front, obviously).

    Still, this sort of thing can have its downsides. During the summer last year I taught him out to find Vega. Later on, we were at a family party and his cousin, whose dad died about four years back, said to my lad “see that star? That’s my daddy”. My lad replies (in a way only a three year old can) “No! That’s Vega!”.

    I guess I’ll hold off telling him the truth about Santa for a little longer…

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