So my 6 year old was in the bathtub… asking me questions about outer space, like kids do… & she starts asking me which planet is the smallest planet.
And I was like.. “well, honey.. i dunno i think maybe Mercury? It used to be Pluto but Pluto isn’t a planet anymore so… i’m not sure!”
So then she’s concerned & she’s like “oh no! what happened to Pluto?!”
So i told her nothing happened, the scientists in charge just decided Pluto was really too small to be a real planet… so they demoted it, kinda.
And then she got quiet for a minute. And looked up. And looked me right in the eyes and said….
“Mommy? …… *I* still believe in Pluto.”
And it was just one of those moments.