Everyone loves the classic Abbott & Costello bit.
Four hours into a six hour car trip, right as the moon has risen, but before full darkness has settled....
Charlotte: What's that planet there?
Dawne (piping right up): It's probably Mars. I read an article just the other day about how we can see Mars now, but when it goes away, it won't be visible for another 6,000 years.
Me: Wow! Really? Where is it?
Dawne: It's supposed to be close to the moon.
Ellen (Peering out the window): Where?
Me: It's still so light, I don't see anything but the moon. I thought it was Venus you could see early in the evening.
I look into the rearview mirror to see Charlotte with an odd look on her face.
Ellen: Where is it?
Charlotte: By the side of the road.
Ellen (still peering out the window): What?
Charlotte: Not out in that field...right by the road.
Dawne (ignoring the exchange): I keep meaning to go out and look for it, but I never remember after it gets dark.
Me (frustrated now): What are you talking about Charlotte?
Charlotte: Those curly flowers by the side of the road. What are you talking about?
Ellen: You asked what's that planet there.
Charlotte: No....I asked what's that planted there....
Maybe it was a combination of an emotional day in the sun hopped up on pseudo-ephedrine, followed by too many hours in the car, but I laughed all the way home.