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It’s Confirmed. I am a Disaster.

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Earlier this month the Denver Museum of Nature & Science invited Mommy Bloggers to a sneak preview of their new exhibit, Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters.

The kids and I were greeted by Twitterer Tara (a hostess-with-the-mostest who allowed Tessa to carry her cell phone and who remained good-natured [punny, no?] as Reed dragged her from disaster to disaster). Curator and new blogger David Grinspoon joined us as well, sharing his expertise and enthusiasm for all things disastrous.

Rounding out our group were the families of Mile High Mama bloggers GreebleMonkey and AMomintheBurbs. Would it surprise you that among the devastation, we grownups talked blogging?

It’s a fun exhibit for kids 8 and up. Tessa and Reed were all about the buttons. Buttons to create their own digital volcano. Buttons to shake two model buildings in an earthquake. Buttons to turn on video scenes (real and simulated) of Hurricane Katrina and the Indonesian Tsunami and tornadoes.

(Want to go? Click and print this $2 off coupon.)

Near the end of the exhibit, patrons are encouraged to fill out a form and hang it on a clothespin, The form is to document any catastrophes the patron has witnessed. I scanned a couple: Mount St Helens, a tornado in Kansas, being stranded in a blizzard, surviving a wildfire, actually paying to see Ishtar.

Reed was eager to practice his writing, so he picked up a form and asked me what he was supposed to write on it. I asked him: “What is the worst thing that has happened to you?”

He thought a moment and asked me to help him spell this:


“My mom blogs.”

I guess I’ll be signing off now.

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  • comment avatar Amber Johnson February 24, 2009

    This cracked me up. Reed’s message, not the Natural Disaster exhibit. ๐Ÿ™‚ So sorry I missed it but I hope to go soon!

  • comment avatar Jess February 24, 2009

    That is hilarious!

  • comment avatar imaginary binky February 24, 2009

    Ha! We were there at the sneak peek as well. I wrote about it here:

    Amos is too young to talk smack about his mom in public, but the day is coming… soon.

    Sarah, Imaginary Binky

  • comment avatar Lori in Denver February 24, 2009

    I’m very lucky he said it with a twinkle in his eye. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • comment avatar Momma, The Casual Perfectionist February 24, 2009

    Does that mean my GoogleReader is some form of early-warning device? LOL!

  • comment avatar Lori in Denver February 24, 2009

    CP — LOL!!

    Sarah — so sorry I missed you. My son could have used a smack-talking protegee to take the heat off me.

  • comment avatar Terra February 24, 2009

    OMG, THAT IS HILARIOUS> I have to link to this tonight. I am getting such a chuckle at your expense. I can’t stop smiling!

  • comment avatar Catherine February 24, 2009

    I, too, got a huge chuckle at your expense. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s just that Reed speaks for so many!!

  • comment avatar Lori in Denver February 24, 2009

    In my defense, ladies, I never have paid to see Ishtar.

  • comment avatar Terra February 25, 2009

    I did linked it – hope you can come by and see…

  • comment avatar Terra February 25, 2009

    I hope this doesn’t duplicate – I didn’t see it show up the first time.

    As promised I linked to this post – I hope you can come by and see it

  • comment avatar Terra February 25, 2009

    ARGH – My comments aren’t showing up…

    I linked to this hilarious story (as promised) please come by and see

  • comment avatar Jenni February 25, 2009

    Oh, LOL! Classssssic!

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