Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Random Conversations Part #2

While driving in the car today, husband starts talking about fission.

Husband: Do you guys know what fission is?

Einey and Meenie: No Daddy, what?

Husband: Fission is splitting or breaking up into parts. At work, we have radioactive fission...

Meenie: But our radio is still broken.

Husband: Not that type of radio...We use make energy...atoms splitting...everything is made up of atoms...and that's where the electricity comes from.

5 Minutes later:

How big are my atoms daddy?

Husband: Your atoms are very small because they are made up of Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and other trace elements. Our car would have bigger atoms as it is made from Iron and other heavy elements.

Of course, if I was paying more attention, I would have been able to fill in more of the conversation instead of leaving the gaps.

And that dear world, is why I am scared of just how smart these girls will be when they are older. They have always absorbed any bit of knowledge thrown their way.


John said...

I love the questions kids come back with. What lucky kids to have a fissionist for a Dad!

Mom101 said...

Wow, my dad used to drill me on what actors were on tv. Your husband sounds awesome.

And hey, thanks so much for posting the msn link to the Today show in your comment at my place. All my non-tivo having/late-sleeping relatives thank you too!