Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Max in space!!!! An interview with an astronaut

Last week we took the kids to the planetarium and saw two shows.

Max was fascinated. He was particularly interested in the huge models of the planets they had on the wall outside of the dome theater. All he talked about the next day was the movie that we watched on the ceiling.

He has spent the last two days drawing multiple pictures different planets and moons, and has them plastered all over his bedroom walls and ceiling.

Brielle and Aaron remembered that we had some glow in the dark stars and they dug them out of the storage room and put them up on his walls in between his planets.

Max then turned his bed into a spaceship. He put sat his Lightning McQueen chair on the bed then stuffs all of his stuffed animals in his headboard. He sits on the chair and shines his flashlight on one of his planets on his wall and ceiling and then travels to that planet.

I decided to ask him about his adventures, and so here is the interview that I had with Max the Astronaut.

Me: "What planets did you go to today?"

Max the Astronaut: "All of them."

Me: "Which planet was your favorite?"

Max the Astronaut: "The moon."

Me: "Why?"

Max the Astronaut: "Because I like that planet."

Me: "But the moon isn't a planet."

Max the Astronaut: "I know it's not a planet, some people didn't go to Mars but I went to Mars."

Me: "What was it like on mars?"

Max the Astronaut: "Weeeeeeeelll, I didn't get off the ship when I was on Jupiter."

Me: "Why not?"

Max the Astronaut: "Because it's a gas planet."

Me: "What would happen if you got off of your spaceship on a gas planet?"

Max the Astronaut: "I would sink through the planet if I got off the spaceship on a gas planet OK? that's why I don't get off!"

Me: "Which planet did you go to after Jupiter?"

Max the Astronaut: "I don't know, what planet?"

Me: "Did you go to Pluto?"

Max the Astronaut: "Yeah, it's a teeny, tiny planet."

Me: "How small was it?"

Max the Astronaut: "Very small, it's the same size as the moon."

Me: "What color was it?"

Max the Astronaut: "Silver."

Me: "Did you go to the McDonald's there?"

Max the Astronaut: "No."

Me: "Why not?"

Max the Astronaut: "McDonald's is big. Bigger than pluto."

Me: "Is there a McDonalds on Jupiter?"

Max the Astronaut: "No, McDonalds is bigger than Jupiter."

(At which point Aaron says "No wonder everyone is obese.")

Me: "What about Wendy's, do you eat at Wendy's in space?"

Max the Astronaut: "No!"

Me: "Why not?"

Max the Astronaut: (rolling eyes) "Because the people that builded Wendy's didn't want it to be there!"

So there you go, McDonald's is bigger than Jupiter and there are no Wendy's in space.


The Boob Nazi said...

Did they wear cute astronaut uniforms??? Because my nieces and nephew got to, and it was THE MOST ADORABLE THING OF ALL TIME. Please post pictures if so.

M-Cat said...

Well since there is no McSlop shop or Wendy's in space, I'm staying put. Thanks Max for the clarification!

Karen said...

I love his imagination. Kids don't have imaginations anymore. I hope you nurture it so he can be a great scientist someday.

utmomof 5 said...

I can't go to space then...I love Wendy's too much. I loves me a frosty!!

Bonnie the Boss said...

tell Max that I am okay with no WEndy's in space. I don't like their food.
What about 5 guys burgers and fries?

tiburon said...

Space would be better with a Wendy's.

Everything is better with a Jr Bacon Cheeseburger.

rocslinger said...

When Max grows up perhaps he'll put his very own burger shop on Mars.

Mae Rae said...

space has no mcdonalds? well I think I am moving to space.

Carrot Jello said...

Wendys always plays it safe.

Annette Lyon said...

Then I don't want to go into space. I like Wendy's chili.