"My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas! That's how I remember the planet names. "'My' stands for Mercury, 'Very' stands for Venus..," he babbled on and on. Finally he got to the end of the list, "... and 'Pizzas' stands for Pluto!"
"Is Pluto a planet?" my oldest son asked from behind the comics, remembering that just a few years ago, scientists said it wasn't.
It was an emotional time for us.
You prolly should have sent flowers.
But perhaps you, too, were mourning the demotion.
"Of course Pluto is a planet!" Number 4 was starting to get a little testy since his big brother was demonstrating such ignorance about this important subject.
"In fact, it's a dwarf planet," he said, slowing down for the words 'dwarf' and 'planet' so that his seemingly unintelligent older brother could understand the words.
"A dwarf planet. And the only people who can live there are dwarfs like you!"