I discovered something last night, at about 2:00 a.m. (okay, so it was actually this morning…), now that I am a mother of 2 small children, I am scared of storms.
I never had a real fear of them before, even after growing up in a family where we spent many a night sleeping in the basement “just in case”. And I’ve survived many adult years out of my parents’ home with out rushing to sleep in the basement or even checking for tornado warnings on the television. But last night, as the wind howled outside louder than I remember hearing it in a long time, I found myself racing to the t.v. for the second night in a row. I channel surfed, checking each channel our little converter box brings us, making sure there were no tornado warnings to be aware of, no reason to wake my sleepy babies and take them into the cold basement for shelter.
Even after finding out that we were only under a “wind advisory”, I still found myself lying awake in my bed, unable to sleep. Which child do I grab first? After all, Monkey can’t get out of his crib on his own (I never had that luck with his sister), and Peanut, even if I told her to get up, would be too asleep to safely make it down our slippery wood steps.
So after 2 nights of lying awake, worrying about the storms and how to protect my precious babies, I am thankful that SUPPOSEDLY the last of our rain will be later this evening and there is no rain in the forecast for Friday and Saturday. Mommy needs some rest!
Okay, so my husband was laughing a little about this. So I need to ask, am I the only one?
What are you thankful for this Thursday?