.....they stand on the gray silt in the gutter and declare "I'm standing on liquefaction Mum." (and can explain in detail what it actually is!)
.....they see an old rundown house and exclaim "Whoa! That house must be red stickered!"
...they see a half-built house in another town and say "Look Mummy - that house was broken in the earthquake."
But Hamish takes the prize for positive thinking...
"Maybe all the cracks on the ground was the earthquake drawing pictures for us."
*for those of you not familiar with the synonym YKYFCW = you know you're from Christchurch when. YKYKAFCW = you know you're kids are from Christchurch when.