Saturday, March 15, 2014

Smarter than a kid

It was my turn to drive the carpool and drop the children to school. We were on the way to school, when a six-year-old boy asked me how the moon shines.

Trying to sound smarter then a 6 year old, I explained, "When the light from the Sun hits the moon and reflects back, we are able to see the light. It's the same as - when you look into a mirror and the light reflects back your image and you can see yourself." I was feeling proud for sounding intelligent.

The boy promptly replied, "Mrs. Jones, I do not glow like the moon in the mirror, so how does it glow?"

Well, he had me there and I managed to say, "That's the reason why your parents are sending you to school, so you can find out and tell me."