I just found these planet plates on Think Geek. I wonder if my astronomonsters would eat all of their food so they could look at the planets, or dump them clear so they could play with them? Anyway, I love the product description and how they handle the lack of a Pluto plate:
“My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine… hey! Where’d the pizza go? The mnemonic works because your brain keeps thinking ‘there’s gonna be pizza at the end… there’s gonna be pizza at the end…’ and then blammo. Pluto’s not a planet, and there’s no more pizza. We feel cheated.
“Take back the pizza with this set of 8 Planetary Plates. See, you can set a place for Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune around the table. Then put a huge pizza in the middle of the table to represent our favorite absent dwarf planet. At the end of the meal, Pluto will be gone but not forgotten, much like the pizza will be.
“Not to scale, or there would be some very sad people eating off of Mercury.”
If you don’t know about Think Geek, it’s a fun online store full of geeky things. And they make me laugh.