While waiting for the school bus at 7 am (!), Pristine called out, “Mom, ask me a question!”. She likes our quiz type conversations and would request for it randomly. Randomly means on random times, DAILY.
It’s 7am, people and though I have been awake for almost two hours already, somehow my brain is left in the kitchen sink. So I decided I’ll go with the planet thingie coz you know, it’s the most accessible thing in the whole world at 7am. Don’t argue.
Me: “What S is the nearest star to the Earth? It gives us light and heat?”
Good. Too easy.
Me: “What is the name of the planet that has the nick name: Blue Planet?”
P: “EARTH! EARTH because the oceans reflect the blue color all over!”
We go on…
Me: “What M is the planet after Earth, then?”
P: (smiling) “MARS!”
Me: “What other M is the first planet in the solar system?”
Silence. Eyes to the ceiling, fingers in chin. Foot tapping the floor.