So, what time is it in Russia?
Jack: Is it getting dark already??
me: Yep. Shorter days and longer nights…
Jack: I used to LOVE when it was still light out after Tae Kwon Do.
me: Me too.
Jack: (thinking) Well what if we reverse the polarity of the sun and make it daytime all day?
Jack: (waving me away) Yeah yeah, so like it pulls the earth around and the sun shines on us ALL day.
me: When would we sleep?
Jack: Moommmmm, you can sleep in the daylight, just close the curtains. Sheesh. Then we would have flowers all year and it would be beautiful.
me: Nice idea. What about the rest of the world?
Jack: What’s on the other side? Moscow? Is that where you’re going?
me: Yeah, so it would be dark there all the time?
Jack: And cold. It would always be night…nothing would grow, then they might starve…
me: Hmmm, I don’t know.
Jack: That is a very cruel thought.
me: It’s YOUR thought not mine.
Jack: But what time is it there?
me: It’s 8 hours ahead, so it would be nighttime there now.
Jack: Eh, then they’re used to the dark and the cold. I won’t worry about it.