|Illustration by Lam|
In the beginning, we did it to teach the kids...
- of the impact that one hour of turning our lights off would have,
- what it's like to be a part of a world community event,
- that the fate of our planet is in our hands,
- and that if we all pull together, we can really make a difference.
See? We hug trees here.
|Okay, here Roomie's talking math, not trees or hugging said trees.|
|See? This is my kids being quiet.|
Me: I like how the house sounds with that computer off.
Roomie: Yeah, it's pleasantly quiet for a change. Except for that egg timer.
Me: It's to let us know when the hour's over. You want me to turn that off?
Roomie: Yes, you should. Like I asked you to before.
Me: Sheesh, you're so grumpy on Earth Night. Okay, there, it's off.
Roomie: There. Isn't it better to have the silence?
Me (grumpy): Yes. Now be silent.
Roomie (giggling): You be silent.
Me (smiling): No, you be silent.
Roomie (giggling more): No. You be silent.
Me: You shut up...