Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Today we were driving to the doctors office. Rehm kept asking me questions about space.

Rehm: How long does it take the earth to go around the sun?

Me: A year.

Rehm: How long does it take the earth to go around the galaxy?

Me: I don't know, Rehm.

Rehm: How long does it take the galaxy to go around the universe?

Me: I don't know, Rehm

Rehm: What makes all the planets stay around the Sun?

Me: Gravity

Rehm: But some of the planets are bigger than the Sun.

Me: Really? Are you sure? It is still gravity that makes them stay with the Sun. Are you reading a book?

Rehm: Yeah. (holding up a Eye Witness Space book)

Me: Then why don't you read it? I bet it will tell you the answers to these questions!

A few minutes later...

Rehm: Mom! It takes 220 million years for the Earth to rotate around the galaxy!

Me: Really that is a long time.

Rehm: I bet there is a big national holiday when that happens!

Me: Rehm, people haven't been living that long. It hasn't every happened.

Rehm: Well there should be a holiday when it does! That is a BIG deal!

This kid is just too funny!

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