Time Zones

The subject of time zones came up when I took CJ to Los Angeles.

“Why do I have to go to bed?” she asked. “It’s still light.”

“It’s light here,” I said, “but back home it’s dark.”

“Why back home it’s dark?”

“It’s different times different places,” I said. “In California it’s still light, but in Texas it’s already dark, and in Italy, where grandpa is, it’s the middle of the night!”

“Whoa!” CJ said.

“I know,” I said. “And in India it’s tomorrow morning! Everyone is getting up and having breakfast!”

CJ soaked that in, then said, “And dontcha know? In China…in China everyone is spanking their butts!”

“What?” I said.

“Yeah,” CJ said, “in China everyone’s like spank, spank, spank.” She illustrated, using herself as a model.

“It is so past your bedtime,” I said.

Image from the Great Globe Gallery.

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