Conversation overheard this morning while I was running out the door to get to work:
Plum: Daddy! Is the Earth going to become a Black Hole one day?
MK: No, I don’t think so. I don’t think the mass of the Earth is big enough. Maybe the sun. Yeah, the sun might turn into a Black Hole one day.
Plumster has been expressing her anxiety about all sorts of natural disasters: earthquake, drought, tsunami, tornado, avalanche, you name it. Great, now she has to worry about the SUN turning into a Black Hole. She ruminated over this new information. Then…
Plum: Daddy! Are you familiar with the Big Bang theory?
Plum, now even more animated: At first, there was a big mess of everything…
Whoa! Nothing like discussing Black Holes and Big Bangs for a worry worm to jump-start her day.