A few blog posts ago, I was discussing the pros and cons of that electronic friend (or dreaded living room fiend depending on who you ask), the television set.
Well, today was a terrific example of when to watch TV, NASA TV to be specific. This afternoon the Space Shuttle Endeavor rocketed into the sky — and my girls were able to watch their first “real-time” shuttle launch. And, since Grandma was visiting at the same time, we talked about what it was like for her to watch the first moon landing. We told the kids the sad story of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and we talked about the different experiments the astronauts would by conducting while staying in the International Space Station.
Pardon the cheesy puns, but the kids had a blast watching the launch. And I had a stellar afternoon spending time with them.