This month I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and will be posting every day except Sundays. My readers voted for the theme “Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old”. During bedtime discussions and colouring sessions, my daughter will finally be providing the answers to the philosophical problems and unsolved mysteries that have puzzled humanity’s greatest thinkers for centuries.
The universe explained
Me: What do you know about the universe? What’s in it?
L: The sun, a black sky and stars and a moon and the earth. The round earth, I mean. And there’s Mars and there’s the one that has the ring about it. I’ve forgotten what that’s called.
Me: It’s Saturn.
L: Thanks, mum.
Me: How many stars are there?
L: A million billion!
Me: What are stars made of?
Me: What is the sun made of?
Me: What does the sun do?
L: It makes people’s skin burn. But it’s also here to make it bright.
Me: Do you think there might be more than one universe?
L: Lots of universes!
Me: Wow, what makes you think that?
L: There’s lots of worlds aren’t there and it’s night to them so there has to be lots of earths. But there’s only one sun and one everything else.
Me: How big do you think the universe is?
L: This big [stretches out arms wide]. I can’t stretch any further so I don’t know how big is it. It can fit lots of planets in, though. There are 9 planets.
Do you believe in the multiverse? Do you struggle to imagine the vastness of our universe? Let me know in the comments!