Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Preparing for Miss Fay

18

August

This weekend didn't go as I had planned.

Mom_hurricane In a dizzying frenzy, I attempted back-to-school shopping and hurricane shopping simultaneously. As Tropical Storm/Hurricane Fay heads toward the Gulf and the first day of school churns in our area, preparing for both these storms hasn't been easy.

In my shopping typhoon, I may have gotten confused.

I packed their backpacks with extra batteries. Their lunchboxes are filled with canned soup and water for three days. And I may have inadvertently thrown their desks into the pool and covered their textbooks with plywood.

This is challenging all of my skills as a Florida mother, and I wasn’t ready for a test this early on. These two thunderous events have no business near one another. Seriously, who plans a hurricane to coincide with the first week of school?

Obviously, Mother Nature must have home-schooled.

-- Suburban Diva

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:56am]

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