I am a great Dad:
“Daddy, why do meteorites have tails?”
I did my research to get my facts right:
“They are huge streams of dust and gas burning off as they travel across the galaxy, forming an enormous tail to form, and it points away from the Sun.”
Okay, abreviated version.
Now he has three facewashers in the bath mashed up together swirling around together, forming a wet tail.
Kids. Gotta love ’em.