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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Earthquakes and ME!

John is a complete news junky and I totally rely on him to help keep me informed with the latest in current events. I'm always reminded of this whenever he's gone and I'm left to my own devices, when reading news online or watching the local TV station is totally random, at best.

I took Conner to his guitar lesson this afternoon and his instructor settled in with the tuning process and, making small talk, asked, "So did you guys feel the earthquake yesterday?"

"Huh?" I'm afraid that's about as eloquent as I sounded, too.

Apparently I missed the biggest earthquake to hit the Midwest since, like, ever. And was totally clueless that it even happened. I swear I do get out.

Conner, for his part, also wasn't awoken at 5:37 yesterday morning when it hit, but he did hear about it at school. (Drat these boys who come home and tell you nothing. Don't you think this would merit at least a "Hey, did you know there was an earthquake?") His guitar instructor said he woke up and watched his whole house shake, to which Conner replied, "Oh, maybe that's why I found my alarm clock on the floor when I got up." Oy vay.

The epicenter was in Illinois, just over the border from Indiana. But it was felt as far away as Atlanta.

Needless to say, it takes more than an earthquake to wake me up at 5:37 in the morning. The house would have to cave in. Or a three-year-old would need to softly tap me on the shoulder, take your pick.


Speaking of Sean-Peter, remember his new intelligible word, "Me"? And how the next step would be to incorporate that into his sentences? He is totally on top of this game, and seems to get a kick out of it as much as we do. His closed-mouth Mm bou mm? (what about me?) has progressed, after just a few promptings, to "Mm bou ME?"

Conner and Olivia are playing Hide and Seek.

"Mm bou ME?"

Olivia is talking to her daddy on the phone.

"Mm bou ME?"

Olivia is getting ready for her dance class.

"Mm bou ME?"

I don't think I'll ever get tired of hearing it.

1 comment:

Jerilyn said...

I thought about calling to see if you'd had any earthquake effects in Ohio, but figured you'd have called if you had. Silly me.

I'm SO happy for Sean-Peter (and for you too).