In the car Josh asks “ Papa, why the moon is not out?”
“Because the moon doesn’t come out when the sun is out.
“Because the moon has gone underneath the horizon” (right…horizon, now kenah explain that)
“That means I can use an excavator and dig it out?”
Hmm, I guess this can go on forever, I am beginning to realise how stupid adults can be/seem. Luckily having spent a year doing pedagogy, I whip out my secret weapon – Piaget.
“Okay, the moon and the sun love to play hide and seek”
“Hide and seek?”
“Yes, when the sun is out the moon hides from the sun and when the moon is out, the sun hides from the moon”
Josh giggles and is satisfied with the answer.
See also why the moon follows you around. why the moon follows you around.