I had fun telling Mitchell all about Sojourner, the robot (rover) that Momma helped send to Mars. I also mentioned that there are two newer robots, Spirit and Opportunity, that went to Mars and are still functioning there. I talked quite a bit about there being three robots, and repeated their names a few times to try to make an impression.
I asked Chris to read the robot blog post from yesterday, because I thought it was interesting and fun. He didn't say much about to me, but when we were putting Mitchell to bed, he asked Mitchell:
Daddy: "Mitchell, what's a robot?"
Mitchell: "Momma, you answer." (Haggling ensues, and eventually Momma answers.)
Momma: "It's a machine people build to do something for them."
Daddy: "Like a toaster?"
At that point, we digressed into robots walking, etc. Then, Daddy followed up with:
Daddy: "Mitchell, are there robots in space?"
Mitchell: "Yes, there are three."
I guess an impression was made!