a thunderstorm (yes, in february) started shortly after carter went to bed last night.
carter: what was that noise that was so loud?
me: that was thunder
carter: well, can you turn it down? it's too loud!
me: no, i can't turn it down, it's THUNDER!
carter: well, you can at least turn down the microphone
gotta love 3 year olds :-)
side note: whenever there is a strong breeze, our outdoor welcome mat and porch furniture almost always end up in our yard (or the neighbor's yard). last night we had like tornado-force winds and everything was perfectly in its place this morning. strange, very strange...