We were having a family birthday party for 17-year-old Hannah the other night when four cell phones in the room suddenly started alarming: Tornado warning! Seek shelter now!
After my son and his family lost their home in a bad storm a few years ago, those kinds of alarms are taken seriously at our house. So everyone immediately hopped up to head to the basement. We know our routine well.
We were a jovial birthday group. Not really all that concerned that danger would strike, but not willing to take the chance. And certainly ready to dive for cover.
I sat in the basement around children looking for toys to play with and teenagers laughing when another alarm sounded. This time I said, "Okay guys, we better grab our pillows and go to the bathtub."
Now I have to confess…my version of the time to head to the bathtub and Doug's don't always exactly match. So there was a slight hesitation in the room, as Doug was hearing a different report from a different weathercast.
All except for our dinner guest, a friend of Luke's who had come for dinner. When I said head to the bathtub, he took me very seriously. In all the commotion, I looked up about five minutes later and our guest was nowhere to be found. He was sitting in the bathroom.
Well, it was an interesting night. More weather cells moved through and my family was in and out of that tub.
No harm done. No serious problems. So of course I was very grateful..... And the grandkids thought it was a new game.
Gratefully linked to Just for Fun Fridays
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Now it's time for this week’s Family Fun Friday Link-Up! It’s our tradition here at Frontline Moms.
Since we spend so much of the week Unmasking and frontlining and aiming for the remnant, we need a little dose of Family Fun come Friday!
My co-host is my daughter Tara at Mommy Head Adventures.
So please link up your Family Fun blog post for all of us to see. Just make sure it’s family friendly, and fun. Then check back to see what fun other families have posted about.
What kind of fun?
- Fun crafts
- Fun kid recipes
- Fun family outings
- Fun mom games, or
- Funny stories about your family
We hope you will share our fun button which you can find on the sidebar.