Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Late Nights, Early Mornings

Squawk squawk! The weather alarm went off at 1-something telling of impending severe thunderstorms. I went back to sleep. At 2-something it went off again with tornado warnings, but not for our part of the county. I almost drifted off again, but squawking began again and this time it sounded much closer to where we live and it woke up the baby.

Stumbling out of bed, not really awake, we checked the TV weather and based on the satellite images, we decided it might be wise to wake up the kids and go to the basement. Children don't like being woken up in the middle of the night and dragged down to the cold, scary basement.

But we hung out, briefly in the dark before the power came back on, and then put the kids back to bed. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get back to sleep, but of course the real problem was waking up again when the two year came bouncing in bright and early.

Children never realize the sufferings of their parents, but I can tell you I'm really, really looking forward to bedtime tonight.


Robbo said...

We had a severe storm watch and a flood warning, but it came to nothing - just a lot of wind. Somehow or other, the eldest gel arrived at the conclusion that it was somehow MY fault the power didn't go out and school wasn't cancelled today.

Jenny said...

Yesterday was a long, long day. My oldest woke us up a good hour before the storms actually hit because the wind started picking up. And she is convinced a tornado came the neighborhood. It didn't.

Jordana said...

Well, Robbo, she's a teenager. It is always your fault.

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