The night when moon went missing

15 Dec

My daughter and Iwere out for a walk last night, sky was clear but for few clouds here and there. We were generally having a good time and appreciating the beautiful evening, looking at the stars when I realized that there was no moon to be seen.

So I asked her “I can’t see the moon, can you find it?”

She looked around and could not spot it either and said “No”

I: “Do you know where is it?
She: “It is hiding”

I: “Why is it hiding?’
She: “It is hiding from the hyenas” (Note: her favourite movie these days is The Lion King)

I: “Why?’
She: “Because hyenas will gobble him up”


I: “How?”
She: “They will jump and gobble it”

I: “But hyenas cannot jump so high, how will they reach the moon? I think moon should not be scared.”
She: “They will climb on the clouds and then gobble him”

I: “But how would they climb the clouds they are also very high”
She: “I don’t know, you tell me”

So we finally thought for sometime and came with the solution.

Hyenas will wait until it rains, then they would use the rain as a rope and climb up on the clouds, from there they will jump and gobble up the moon.

And finally after discovering that moon had a reason to be scared, we happily ambled back home.

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3 Responses to “The night when moon went missing”

  1. Gauri Gharpure December 16, 2008 at 1:20 am #

    an insightful conversation.. made for a nice read.. 🙂

  2. sudip33 December 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    and we try so hard to be creative and thing of ideas. here she is doing it so easily. were we like that when we where kids.

  3. Sue December 23, 2008 at 9:13 am #

    kids really are wonderful creatures with their uninhibited imagination….reality doesn’t bite until we grow up.

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