I saw this article in the news today about a possible meteor shower tonight.
The Camelopardalids is a onetime shooting star show. (warning: the article does say not to set your expectations too high).
I was so excited when I saw this. Xavier is having a sleep-over tonight for his 12th birthday. Eight twelve year old boys sleeping at my house!!!! And a meteor shower at 2am!!!!
I will wake them up and drag them all outside I thought to myself.
That is what Arta would do.
I never knew this was maybe not "normal" until I was grown and a friend told me that one of her most vivid memories was of a time she was sleeping at our house and Arta woke us up in the night and made us go stand in the rains at the corner of Crowchild Trail and 24th Avenue to watch a lightening storm. Oh, I thought to myself. Doesn't everyone's mom do that?
Thank you Arta for defining "normal" for me.