Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

4.29.2006

Its coming right for us

We had a party last night with the children. It wasn't planned, but they had a ball.

Somewhere around 10ish I'm goofing off on the computer, watching the Stars game when I get a text message from LabKat asking me if I knew about the tornado warning in my city.

Nope, not a clue. I was blissfully unaware. So, I wake up Army of Dad who was snoozing in the recliner and we went into storm mode.

Immediately, we got the TV switched over to the news and went upstairs to bring the children down. The storm was headed straight for us. So, we get the kids down and start clearing junk out of the pantry. We have a system for what we need and where we put everything, so we went to work.

A few minutes later, we heard the siren. So, off we go to shove the children in our pantry - it is our only safe room as our bathroom tub is on an outer wall by a window. So, we're all five crammed into this tiny pantry listening to the local radio station describing how the storm was a half-mile from our house. About this time, we're hearing the worst of it blow over us. My brave husband wanted to go look, but I *uncharacteristically* put MY foot down that he wasn't leaving. So, we had juiceboxes and chese nips and hung out and giggled.

After the radio guys described the storm being a few miles past us, AoD got up to check things out. Then, we were freed from the confines of sitting on top of each other. But, by this point, the kids were all awake.

So, the little ones are playing life cycle of the caterpillar/butterfly. They are busting out of their cocoons and flittering off like butterflies. So, we made popcorn and watched the storms move through via the Stormwatchers and TV news. We made fun of the local talking heads trying to ad lib. It is always good or a laugh.

Happily, we're safe and sound. I saw a few little branches down in the yard, but nothing signficant. I like to think we're pretty blessed that the tornados always sweep past us.

Off to get ready for dorkfest. Hooray!!

4 Comments:

  • At 3:34 PM, April 30, 2006, Blogger yep, it's me.... said…

    glad you are all ok!

     
  • At 4:56 PM, April 30, 2006, Anonymous KR said…

    whew! glad to hear...I was worried about you guys!

     
  • At 7:30 PM, April 30, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Many thanks. We were fortunate. No one in the area really had damage from the storms. Always scary, though, because the potential is there.

     
  • At 1:23 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Kelvinator said…

    I was watching Fox4 and got the hall closet cleaned out. When Dan Henry told folks from Rhome to Azle to take cover now, I got my No. 1 son in the closet along with his most treasured teddy, pillows, shoes, my purse, a fully stocked diaper bag, water and a flash light. Since I'd been through this before, I decided to let No. 2 child sleep until I KNEW it was coming. Thankfully the tornado hit about 5 miles north of us.
    Glad y'all didn't get it too. I was thinking about you when Dan was showing the radar over Denton.
    One tornado in my lifetime is ENOUGH!

     

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