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Roger That

Mike put MJ down tonight, so I could go out. When I got home he reported the following conversation, which took place between the two of them just before MJ went to sleep:

Mike: “Night night, my love.”

MJ: “Night night. Daddy?”

Mike: “Yes?”

MJ: “Why is there night?”

Mike: “Well…why do you think there is?”

MJ (after a long pause): “Because the planet earth spins away from the sun and then it’s dark?”

My work here is done. I can finally cook those onions. And start working on my radio waves demonstration. I’m thinking some kind of squiggly pasta might fit the bill…?