Sometimes it seems like this thing with kids may drive me nuts. Abigail is taking flute lessons and during her practice sessions, one might think that the flute is made of acid and barbed wire. Within a few notes, she often goes into fits of frustration that cause the cats to run. And Isaac…sometimes homework is just too tough to turn in. Doing it isn’t a problem, but turning it in is over the line. What parent would expect a kid to both do homework and turn it in?!
So, frustration has been a little elevated at the house and some perspective was due. The other night, when tornadoes were ravaging various parts of the country, we too were under tornado warnings. The weather radar showed pretty ugly stuff headed our way so we headed to the basement. It was a strange time and luckily, we had no truly severe weather. It sort of makes the little storms about homework and flute lessons a little less important.
No need to get all serious or anything…in fact, here is a picture of Flash during our time in the basement. She was not impressed. We had all of the animals with us except for Madeline, our oldest cat. We sort of figured that she has had a good life (at age 16) and hanging out with the other critters might kill her outright. Isaac attended our time in the basement but he had a Flash-like look as well.
A blog-friend of mine, Maria, often posts pictures and titles it, “Moments like this”. As funny as it sounds, our tornado drill was a moment that was sort of special “like that”.
Well, the next day, we went out and were very thankful that we were unscathed. In fact, I saw these maple blooms that seemingly came out in the storm. Aren’t maple blooms cool? The bees are enjoying them as well so spring must surely be near! It was good for all of us to get realigned. Spring is near afterall…no time for worrying about silly stuff when there are maple blooms to be seen!