Sunday, July 16, 2006

Walking to the bottle bank

"Dad, why is the sun made of fire" said my 10 year old daughter.

"Errrm, I don't know really, it just is, I guess". I thought that should pretty much give her the necessary information.

"So does it ever rain in space then?" she came back with.

I was ready for her this time. " No, because the clouds are nearer the Earth, just near the surface in a way, so when it rains it just falls on the planet. Maybe on other planets too."

"Just as well really" she said.

"Why's that?" I said, trying to anticipate her next brutal assault on my intellect.

"Because if it did rain in space it would put the sun out wouldn't it?"

"Errm, try not to bang the bottles, otherwise they might break".

And then we smashed our bottles in the bottle bank. I enjoyed it but I think she felt it was a bit childish.

Kids eh!!


sach said...

nice post... =)

SpectralCentroid said...

What? So it doesn't rain in space? :(

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Nope - it's permanently sunny up there!