My Mundane Musings

Growing up I longed for the fast paced life of big city life and corporate America. Now I’m a stay at home mom of 4 in a small rural community! And I wouldn’t have it any other way! (At least for now).

STORMING… May 30, 2008

Filed under: family,kids,life,news,weather — Rebekah Sanders @ 8:44 pm

It’s crazy storming outside. We’re having horrible thunderstorms and there is a tornado heading for Chip’s parents town (sirens and everything). My kids are FREAKING out. I’m updating Twitter and have a couple pics over there ————-> for those of y’all who are praying.

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Editing to say that we weathered the storm. I’ll tell you – my kids get more worked up and hyper over a storm than they do if you give them just a bit bowl of sugar! Wow!

I did have a couple cute conversations with Seth when it was all winding down though.

They had gone up to bed already when we got some thunder with the backside of the storm. Seth came downstairs and was asking me if we needed to go in the basement. I assured him that we didn’t, but he wasn’t convinced easily. He started going on and on about the tornadoes, only he called them “tomatoes.” At one point he couldn’t remember what he called them. He said, “The toe… toe… melons! There are no melons in the basement!” I almost lost it! I assured him that, “No, there were no tornadoes in the basement.” He just looked at me and said, “No more tomatoes!” Nope, kid, don’t have any of those either!

Then later, he was all snuggled up on my lap. The storm was really raging again outside and he was over being afraid of the tomatoes. We have satellite for our television, so if the storm gets too thick we lose programming until it clears off a bit. When the satellite goes out, a screen pops up that says as much. When it came up, he said, “OH! It’s a text!” Then proceeded to read it to me. “No more tomatoes!” (I really didn’t have the heart to correct him – he’s my last baby and I want to hold onto that for a while yet). He was so serious when he read it too. I asked him who it was from and he just looked up at me, serious as a heart attack, and said, “From God!” and gave me a big smile! I assured him that indeed there would be no more tornadoes tonight (more because of what the weather guy said than anything) and within minutes he was sleeping on my lap. The perfect way to end the night!

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