Monday, April 30, 2007

Precociousness

Hey, dad?
Uh-huh?
How many hours are there in a day?
There are 24 hours in a day, son.
Oh.
So how many hours are there in a night?
I meant, there are 24 hours in a day and night together.
Even in wintertime?
Huh?
In wintertime the nights are longer.
Yes, but the days are shorter too.
Oh.
So there aren't 24 hours in a day in winter?

What?
Well, you just said the days are shorter.
Well, that's true, but...say, why don't you go play with your toy cars for a while?