My 4 1/2 year old and I are discussing the eclipse.
4 1/2 year old: “Mummy, what an e-clips?”
Me, having googled this and feeling smugly prepared: “Well! It only happens once in a very, very long time. The moon passes in front of the sun and casts a shadow, and that means the sun can’t light up the daytime for a short while and it all goes really dark. It’s very exciting. You’ll probably all go into the playground at school and watch it. But you can’t watch it without special glasses as the sun can hurt your eyes.”
4 1/2 year old, having thought about it for a bit: “Erm…so will we have to take some clips to school?”