Saturday, March 15, 2008
Our First Serious Tornado Warning
The boys and Ed and the dog and I just made it through sitting in the bathroom for about an hour, listening to the t.v. news tracking the local line of tornados and dangerous storms. Ed swears it was only 20 minutes, but if you put me and 3 kids in our main hallway bathroom, uh, that's an hour man! Ed "manned" the televison while I "entertained" the children, ha! We did well, especially once I had the grand idea that this would be the perfect time to read to my kids. Novel ideas come in cramped spaces!! Pun so totally not intended, but pretty funny to me anyway! So we did well, except for the fact that since this was an emergency situation, I decided to tell the kids that if there were ever a fire or smoke alarm going off, to meet at our neighborhood park. Now Tyler thinks if there is a tornado we should go to the park, and that fires and tornadoes always come at the same time. He kept asking when we could go to the park. And afterward, when we decided we were all clear, each time there was lightning or thunder, Evan wanted to run back to the bathroom. My sweet kids. I think we really are adjusting well. Phew!