We were in the car and the sun looked huge when it was about to set and it looked almost as if we were driving into it. Raphael asked, "are we driving into the sun?" I said, "no, the sun is a giant fireball, we would burn", then Michael said, "actually the sun has no fire at all, it's mostly hydrogen with some helium..." then I said, "but on fire", he corrected me again, "there is no oxygen out there, how would there be fire?" Ugh...
Then I went to Wikipedia and he was right. The sun is hot because of nuclear fusion. Who would know?
I learned more facts about the sun and went to question Michael to improve my morale... I asked, "so do you know the sun's real color?" He answered, "it's white, duh... everybody knows that." (I didn't, you little snob!) Then I decided not to humiliate myself any further and accept that my 4th grader is smarter than me!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Halloween was so fun! We had Trunk or Treat at Church on Friday and on Saturday Marco took the kids trick or treating (I hurt my foot so I stayed home - but cooked my awesome white chili and made homemade hot cocoa for when the family came home). Now what do we do with all the the candy?