The kids were playing their own version of Cash Cab in the car one day. They actually do this a lot, and it’s amazing to see how much they have learnt! Also, it’s awesome to see Ethan imparting his knowledge to his sister this way.
Ethan: Okay Hannah. Here’s the question, listen carefully, alright? What’s the hottest planet in our solar system?
Ethan: Okay… A: Mercury; B: Venus; and C: Earth
Hannah: Ummm….. B: Venus!
Ethan: What about you, Mommy?
Mommy: A: Mercury!
Ethan: The correct answer is…. (pauses for effect) …………. VENUS!
Mommy: Hey, no way! Are you sure, Ethan? Mercury is the closest planet to the sun!
Ethan: Yes Mommy, but Venus is the hottest!
Mommy: And where did you read that from?
Ethan: From my Encyclopedia of Knowledge! I’ll show you when we get home, Mommy! Venus is the hottest planet because it has a layer of carbon dioxide gas that traps the heat in!
And indeed, my little boy is right.
And I’m the happiest Mommy in the world to be proven wrong. 🙂