So, we had to run to the School Aids store today to get a few things laminated. THIS is the conversation that transpired on the way home:
Amelia: Mom, can you die in a tornado?
Amelia: Well, what if you're in your backyard on a slide? Can the tornado get you there?
Mom: Yes, Amelia. It's best to be in a shelter of some sort when there is a tornado coming. Some cities have sirens that let you know when one is coming.
Amelia: (ponders that for a few seconds) Mom, what if you had a plastic playhouse outside in your backyard with a door that locked? Could it get you there?
Mom: YES, Amelia, it could quite possibly get you there too! (irritation is beginning to make an appearance)
Nathan: Mom, what if you were in a tornado shelter, like the kind that are underground?
Mom: Well, I think that's why they are underground as the tornado just moves over you but you're protected.
Nathan: How about if the door wouldn't lock and the wind blew it open? Could you get sucked out?
Mom: Sigh. I'm not sure if you could get sucked out, but I suppose it's possible.
Nathan: What if the door flew open but you were hiding in the corner under a table...would it suck you out then?
Mom: Forget the tornado!! You guys are seriously sucking my brains out right now! I don't know the answers to these questions but you have a book about tornadoes at home Nathan...look it up!
Some kids have the ability to literally remove every bit of brain matter that you thought you had in your skull....suck it dry and then leave you with nothing but a shell of the person you were before the questions began!
**we recently watched an episode of Storm Chasers**