We were chatting, the wee man and I, about how Mother Earth is wearing out and how maybe some day humans will have to move to another planet where we would have to change our way of life in order to preserve our new home.
"Grandma, I'm going to build a big space ship and you and me and Grandpa are going to live on Mars. The spaceship will be big and strong and it will be able to pick up your whole house and put it on Mars for us to live in."
"Sweet Little Man, there's nothing on Mars...no shops, or hydro or water....nothing...just empty space. I don't think we'd be very happy there. There would be no parks and playgrounds or schools. (The wee man loves his school.)"
"That's okay Grandma. We'll take it all with us."
So much for getting away from it all.