Atticus: "Dad, scientists believe that volcanoes spit out fiery rock called magma from the earth."
The Mister: "Actually, did you guys know that the earth is like an Orange? And that the peel is like the crust of the earth, and the rest of it is melted rock?"
Hatfield, giving Mom a look, clears her throat. "Actually, Dad, the Earth is made up of the Crust, the Mantle, the Outer Core and the Inner Core. And it's not all fiery rock."
The Mister: "Yes, well, the peel, you see, is kind of like the land, and the rest can be. . ." his voice trails off as he sees Hatfield and I exchange mutual looks.
Hatfield: "Not really, Dad."
The Mrs.: "This is why Mom is your teacher."
Hatfield, Atticus and Paloma all nod.
The Mister: "It's a humbling moment when your children realize you're the village idiot."
The Mrs., nodding sympathetically: "No village would be complete without one, dear."