Sunday, June 24, 2012

astronomy lessons

(In the middle of supper tonight, completely out of the blue)

Baby:  Mommy, Bluto isn't a planet.
Me:  No, Pluto isn't a planet.
Baby:  Yeah, it's too small.  That means it's too little.  And we don't know anybody who lives there.
Me:  Can you tell me about the other planets?
Baby:  Jupiner is big.  We don't live there.
Me:  No, we don't live on Jupiter.  What's the name of the planet where we live?
Baby:  Uhm, I don't know.
Me:  Sure you do.  Tell me about it.
Baby:  It's green and blue and we live on the green part.  It's Earf!  Not Maws; we don't live on Maws.

I can only imagine this is one of many random conversations to come where at the end I just look at her and wonder where that came from.

4 comments:

Kelly said...

So classic! Does she watch Bubble Guppies at daycare? There's a great episode on the planets!

bill said...
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bill said...

I deleted above because I had too many misspelled words. Hands are a little shaky this morning. Here's what I said:

It is so impressive how kids today seem to be so much smarter, and learn so much more at a younger age. You're right. These conversations will continue and you will continue to be amazed. It's part of the wonder of being a parent. Keep the conversation going.

PS. I'm having so much trouble lately trying to read these 'Prove you're not a robot letters.

Cerulean Bill said...

Bluto's not a planet either.