One of my first memories and happiest memories was when I was about 8 years old; I was fanatic about outer space, particularly, Mars. I have ALWAYS had an adventurous spirit and our solar system just fed into that. My mother would take me to the Adler Planetarium and I couldn’t get enough of it, particularly their show that looked at the stars through the night. I could just sit there and get lost in the show.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
My Favorite Christmas Memory
Anyhow, I woke up early (as usual) on Christmas day, incredibly excited (as usual) and snuck into our family room where our Christmas tree was. It was dark in the room and as my eyes adjusted to the dark, I made out the shadow of a telescope. My 8 year old mind went crazy. I was so excited that I couldn’t contain it no matter how hard I tried. I flew into my parent’s bedroom and jumped on their bed. Waking both of them, I yelled about how Santa had brought me a telescope. Well, needless to say, that woke up the rest of the house and we continued open up our gifts, I found that the telescope came with a book about Mars and a certificate to a class that the Adler Planetarium was teaching on, yep, Mars!
As I got older, I learned that my poor father had been playing Santa’s helper that night. He had just been able to get to sleep about an hour and a half before I sprung on him while he was sleeping.