They really turn on the investigative discussions when the lights are turned off.
Calvin (4.5 years old) at bedtime: “Mommy, how do you MAKE metal?”
I explain that metal isn’t made, but mined.
Cal: “Did you know that we have metal INSIDE our bodies?”
Charlotte (8.5) chimes in: “Yeah, like iron and mercury.”
Calvin: “MERCURY!? How is there a PLANET inside our bodies?”
Charlotte: “The metal mercury, not the planet.”
Calvin: “Yeah, there’s metal like that in tuna. That’s why we can’t eat a lot of it.”
Good night, my children. Good night.