Jennifer - posted on 03/23/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )
Where I live, spring means severe thunderstorms and possible tornados. Though we don't get too many tornados here, they still can and do happen. I myself am terrified of storms, and though I try not to show it, I'm sure my kids sense it. Because of my fear, when severe storms are predicted, I usually pack a bag in case we have to head to the basement. Usually in the bag is a bottle or 2 of water, bottles and formula for my daughter, some snacks, a couple diapers and wipes, a couple thin blankets, a couple flashlights (or 1 with extra batteries), and a battery powered radio. Sometimes, even if there is only a severe thunderstorm warning and not a tornado warning, I will make the kids head to the basement anyway, because if I'm home alone with them, it takes a really long time for me to get all 4 down there, and I'm scared I wouldn't have enough time to get everyone safe if it did change to a tornado warning. How many other moms prepare like this, or do even more?