Friday, August 1, 2008

Gwendolyn Is Not Happy

Gwendolyn turns five on Monday and we're all very excited about this, especially Gwendolyn, but something is bothering her. And that something is that Pluto is no longer a planet. Back when Gwendolyn had just turned four and was first learning about the solar system from Ms. Frizzle, she was taught that Pluto was a planet. Now that she's almost five she has found out that Pluto has been downgraded and she's not happy. This morning she decided that Pluto has overtaken Saturn as her favorite planet ("Pluto is my favorite small planet, Earth is my favorite medium planet and Saturn is my favorite big planet"). Gwendolyn has told me some reasons why Pluto should be a planet:

  1. Pluto has moons
  2. Pluto is round
  3. Pluto has craters ("Like the first planet". I think she may have taken an active dislike of cratered, round, no moon Mercury.)
So, I think she has a good case. If you want to help Gwendolyn out you can sign this petition. And this one. And what's one more? Take that astronomers!


Marie said...

While you're at it, can you do something about the brontosaurus?

Brett said...

It's a brachiosaurus. Deal with it.