April 14, 2005


and you hear this dinnertable conversation, chez Campbell:

Allegra (excitedly): We're doing this project at school on comets. And I get to be in the space station. A comet's going to crash to the earth, and we have to try to stop it. (more thoughtfully) Could that really happen? Could a comet hit the earth?

Me: It happens all the time -- only they burn up in the earth's atmosphere. So all that comes down to the ground is the tiny bits, the dust.

Jennie: That's what happened to the dinosaurs, though, right? A huge comet crashed to earth, and it made all the dinosaurs go extinct.

Scott: I don't know; I wasn't around then. You'll have to ask your mom.

Posted by Karen at April 14, 2005 08:33 PM

My spouse edges away from me after saying stuff like that. Scott have quick feet as well as tongue?

Posted by: Kit at April 15, 2005 06:53 AM

That'so funny! I hoped you got him back!

Posted by: Devorah at April 15, 2005 05:54 PM