Two Japanese boys survive a tidal wave.
Living as we do near the coast, I was surprised that it took my ten year old more than a week to react to the recent devastating tsunamis.
Last night, finally, she began to take the tsunamis very personally. "We live at the top of a high hill," she said. "So I'm not worried about what would happen if I were here and the tsunami hit. But, my school is much closer to sea level. What would we do if the tsunami hit when we were at school?"
Run uphill, I told her. Run fast. What else should I have said?
Today, I paid a visit to my daughter's school. I asked them whether they would be notified if a tsunami were detected. I asked what the procedures would be in case that sort of a warning is issued. I suggested that everyone at the school get together to discuss what the plan would be.