Sam has really been into space and planets lately. His wish is to someday go up to space in a rocket ship, which I told him he could do one day if he grew up to be an astronaut. Then I realized I was lying because the United States doesn't have astronauts anymore (way to dash a 5 year old boy's dream, America). Anyway, I didn't want to spoil his hopes, so we still talk as if he will fly to the moon someday. It may be as a Japanese or Russian astronaut, but we'll just figure that out when the time comes.
So Sam is really into the planets and he wants to know all about them. How big are they? What's inside them? What are they made of? What color are they? Can we fly to them? The other day he was in the car with Matt and they had the following planetary conversation:
Sam: "Dad, what is Mars made of?"
Matt: "I guess it's made of rocks and dirt and stuff like that."
(We're so knowledgeable about planetary matter in our house, can't you tell?)
Sam: "Yeah, ok. But you know what Dad? Saturn has gas."
Matt: "Oh, really? Have you smelt it?"
Sam (Looking confused): "No. What do you mean?"
Matt: "Nothing buddy, I'm just kidding."
Sam: "Ok. But Dad, what's in Uranus?"
Not sure how Matt was still functionally operating the car at this point ...
Matt (while holding back laughter spasms): " I'm not sure. We'll have to look it up once we get home."
Ahhh, space. It really is the final frontier when it comes to inappropriate bathroom jokes.