Mama Diaries

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Big Storm

I was on the road, taking my daughter to her dance lessons when the storm sirens went off.  The sky looked ominous as the black clouds rolled in.

I rolled into the parking lot as the first flashes of lightening streaked across the sky.  We dashed into the building.  What we found was mass pandemonium.  The weather channel was playing on the radio.  Tornadoes had been sighted nearby. 

"What should we do with the kids?" one teacher asked.

"Put them in the storage room.  Put them them in the bathroom.  Get them out of the classrooms!"  the adults shouted.

So that's what they did.  All of the students were bunched up in a bathroom and a storage room.  That's where they stayed for thirty minutes.

Meanwhile, I took a seat at the front of the building.  I had a great view of Mother Nature's big show.  It was just a thunder storm.  Nothing more.

Now if we were in Missouri it would have been another story.     

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