On our drive down the States, Serena spontaneously came up with a bunch of riddles including these (I can't remember them all...) to test us:
1.) "What is orange and red, but is sure to dread, the rain on a spring day morning?"
2.) "What is hard, but can be softened, by a cute little orphan?"
Well, daddy got both of the above and I didn't. Now you know who the brain of the family is.
p.s. I'm quite sure her riddles were inspired by a book we read recently - "Clever Rachel" by Debbie Waldman, about this little Jewish girl who loves and excels at riddles.
Answers: (1) Fire (2) Heart