Friday, June 09, 2006

Old Volcano, Very Old

At the library, I noticed a children's science magazine all about Pompeii, and since my 8-year-old son recently learned about volcanos, I picked it up.

"Cool Mom, thanks," he said and immediately began paging through it and peppering me with Look at this and Did-you-know?

"I was there," I told him.

"YOU were in Pompeii???" he asked, incredulous. I thought I had told him all about my whirlwind European tour when I was just 9 years old.

"Were you scared?" he asked.

"No, but it was a little spooky," I admitted.

"What did you do?"

"Well, I walked around mostly," I said.

"I mean, what did you do when the hot lava started flowing???"

I feel old. Very, very old.