Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"fight or flight"

so let me paint a picture for you. . .it's around 3:45 in the morning and all is right in the world until out of nowhere the sky falls out. it's raining, and it's raining hard. the wind is blowing so hard our windows are moaning, and it's lightening as if we were in a night club dancing to disco inferno. (i'm just glad i'm not epileptic, or i'd be in seizure mode for sure.)

so all of this happens as if someone had just snapped their finger and said, "chaos begins now." the tornado sirens are blaring, and i jump out of bed in a pure state of panic. i start screaming at poor hubby, "tornado sirens, tornado sirens!!" what does hubby do? he makes a mad sprint (butt naked and all) and grabs the mabster out of her crib as he runs downstairs to the basement. he was in full "fight or flight" mentality. i, on the other hand, was still half asleep (but yes, adrenaline was pumping through my veins as well) trying to turn the tv on in the dark so that i could see what the news stations had to report. then, i ran downstairs (yes, barefoot and pregnant) and told hubby to watch the news as i waited with the mabster who had no idea why daddy pulled her up from her sweet slumber.

okay, so all in all, this whole event made me think. . .i am no longer hubby's #1 girl who he feels he needs to protect. it's the mabster. she's daddy's little girl, and mommy can fend for herself. kinda sweet, but i swear to god if a real tornado had come and i was left upstairs, i'm gonna haunt his ass like nobody's business!

6 comments:

Yankee Belle said...

So now we know, should we ever need to come get you during/after a tornado at night - we should bring some clothes for Jay. ;)

Mommapeas said...

Well, it's a fate that was sure to come. Don't worry, I'm sure you were also tops on his agenda, he just knew you could manage on your own :) Meanwhile, when I woke hubby to tell him the sirens were going off, he told me it was an accident and to go back to sleep.

K-Mom said...

Can you imagine if you guys were the two people the news interviewed after the tornado? You're hubby's standing the naked telling his version of the story and you're standing behind him giving him the evil eye!

Very funny story!

Becca said...

I'm lauging at K-mom's comment, and I'm glad you all are alright! Thankfully our kids slept through it and with the power out hubby and I listened to the radio and learned how very lame our weather people are.

Kim said...

lol, LOVED ya'lls comments!! =P

"MommaDrool" said...

sounds like me : ) i took off at a mad dash across the house to grab the babes...

although, when i asked if he was going to get in the bathroom with us, husby told me he was safe from a tornado in the bed and went back to sleep : )