We had a series of terrible storms blow through our area last night, including a tornado or three. It was a crazy, stressful, sleepless night.
I am EXHAUSTED.
At around 1am, my phone beeped with the tornado warning. It said "get up and take cover." (<-- ok, that's a paraphrase.) It did the job though. I was awake. The lightning storm was crazy - quiet, but super bright. The lights woke up Buddy. He pitter-pattered into my room and climbed into my bed.
A few minutes later, my phone beeped. This time, it was my mom. She said I should go watch the TV.
The night unraveled from there.
Buddy and I were downstairs with my parents. The weather guy said there was a tornado in the area. My dad said we were in its path. I went upstairs and grabbed Stu and Rea. We brought pillows and blankets downstairs.
I really didn't know what to expect. I have never been in this situation before. Hurricanes?-No worries. Tornados?-No thank you.
We were spared. The tornado made its way to the coast without coming to our house for a visit. Although some of our friends were not so lucky, we all know it could have been much worse.
When we crawled back in bed at 3am, I turned off the alarm. I figured I would let the kids sleep in and recoup some of the lost Zs. This morning, I received a call from the school. They had no power and wanted the kids to be kept home for a bit.
So Buddy got to experience his first day at homeschool.
And I just want to share this activity for other homeschool moms out there...
Rea's class is studying plant life. After learning about the different parts of a plant, she had to go into the kitchen and find edible plants to match up with all the parts.
Ok, I'm off to work more with the Stu monsters. It's kind of nice to have them both here. I am glad Buddy got to see that homeschool is in fact school, just at home.
Rea is 9 and Buddy is 7. Everyday is an adventure with these two! I love them so much.