I was going to update you all on Harold's antics but Blogger doesn't feel like uploading pictures, so I guess we won't! Maybe it will be in a better mood tomorrow.
Yesterday little kid announced, "The sun is not a planet, it's a star! A real bright one!"
"Right! It's actually a ball of gas. Did you know even if the sun wasn't hot, astronauts still couldn't walk on it because it's not a solid, it is a gas. It's also not that the sun is so bright, it's that it is so big. That makes it appear brighter," Big Kid said.
"Yep. And then the sun that's a star goes down and the moon goes up and it's night!"
"Actually the sun doesn't go down. The sun doesn't go anywhere, the earth travels around the sun. So, the sun stays in one spot and the earth spins around and around and that's why when we are waking up, children on the other side of the world are going to bed--because they are facing away from the sun," he continued.
"Wait--are you tellin' me the sun doesn't go down? For real?"
"No. It just appears that way. It's really the earth's rotation that makes us go from day to night. So right now it's night time for us, but that's because our side of the world is facing away from the sun. As we turn back around it will become day."
"That's....that is....wow. That's amazing. Do other people know this? Because it's blowin' my brains thinkin' of it."
Mine too. It's incredible to realize all of the awe-inspiring things that happen every single day that are beyond my scope of appreciation.