Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Staying Calm in a Storm

A while back, when we were under a tornado warning, I took granddaughter Kaedyn into the bathroom in the center of the house, since we had no basement. To get her mind off of the storm, the only thing handy was shaving cream. So we covered the counter with lather and drew in it and then pretended to be Santa by giving ourselves white beards.

I read where another Mom took her daughter's mind off the storm's frequent lightning by having her girls strike a model's pose, pretending that the flash came from a camera.

Do you have any tricks for taking kids' minds off of a tense situation?




15 comments :

Sandra said...

both of these sound good to me. I have no kids in my life, so not need to think about it

Connie said...

Using the shaving cream like that was a clever idea!

Rose said...

I guess what I do with Lorelei is we go through the alphabet and have to name something to begin with each letter...we usually designate it be animal, food, or place...etc. That is how we go to sleep a lot of times, too...

Mildred said...

That was good thinking on your part to get her to go into the safest room of the house. I imagine any kid would love to play in the shaving cream. You might could also get her to take pillows/cushions and make a playhouse in the tub for safety.

Mary Hutchins said...

Both of those are great ideas! I really like what you did with the shaving cream, that could entertain a child for quite a while. When my children were small and a storm came we would sing!! The louder the storm the louder our voices...

Jedidja said...

Praying, reading books? I love what you was doing. We haven't tornado's here.

Jedidja said...

I have this link for you (about when the tulips ...) http://tulipsinholland.com/2016/11/when-are-the-tulips-in-bloom-in-2017/

Dianna said...

I love your creative way of getting your granddaughter's mind off the storm!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Great ideas. Loved Jedidja's suggestions.

Pam Jackson said...

What a great idea with the shaving cream...and the posing with the light of the storm. I have always taken my grandson to the pantry, center of the house, no windows and the only thing I have to worry with is falling cans of green beans!! lol...I always put my motorcycle helmet on his head.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Singing and praying were the first things...we usually were stuck in a clothes closet, so no shaving cream available. Thankfully this hasn't happened that often in our lives, and they've been mostly as adults. Your ideas were great! I know Jesus gives us wisdom to do whatever we need to do when things happen.

Red Rose Alley said...

That was a delightful story, Karen. We've never had tornado warnings here, and that would be quite scary. How clever to use creativity and remain calm in a situation like this.

~Sheri

Arlene Grimm said...

What a great idea!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Yes, that was a live bird perched on top of the lamp post. It's a little blue bird with an orange belly. Not sure what they are called, but I've seen them a few times before. Thanks for asking, Karen.

bp said...

Love this idea! And enjoyed reading the other comments.
I like your pretty flower background too.