It was my day to drive the carpool.  We were riding home from school this afternoon when a 5 year old asked me how the moon shines.

Trying to sound smarter then a 5 year old, I explained, "The light from the Sun is hitting the moon and being reflected back and we are able to see the light.  It's like when you look into a mirror and the light reflects back your image and you can see yourself." I was very proud of myself for sounding brighter then this child.

She promptly replied, "Mrs. Snodgrass, I never glow like the moon in the mirror, so how does it glow?"

Well, she had me there and I answered, "That is why your parents are sending you to you can find out and tell me."