Nuclear Family

“Will you sit with the baby while I read the boy a good-night story?”

“I’m so dead,” the wife sighs. “You put them both to bed tonight.”

The six-year-old parades past holding the book he’s chosen.

Nuclear Energy.

Husband and wife exchange glances.

“Look!” the boy beams. “It has a whole chapter on protons!”

Wife staggers off to the baby’s room.