“Mom, last week in science, we learned about intercourse,” Claire said.
I keep a straight face and will my breathing to be calm.
“Oh, really? What did you learn about it?” I ask.
“It’s deep inside,” she says, and I feel faint.
“…the earth,” she continues.
“…right below the outer core & mantle.”
I gasp out loud, “The INNER CORE, sweetheart. INNER CORE.”
She smiles and nods and has no idea why I’ve become so animated about geology.