Safety for real........
Okay..Okay.. we do need to take hurricanes serious. Its not just a couple days off work and party till it passes. They can be very serious. I am not going to get into the nitty gritty of being prepared for logical things that can happen. I will leave that to WECT and their Hurricane Survival Guide
If i am really being honest, as a mom, hurricane parties are not what they used to be. Now, I have a little human to keep safe. Children often feed off our energy so I have come up with a few ways to keep my sanity and help my children get through whatever mother nature throws our way.
Tip #1 Ready To GO Bookbags
We all know that we do not tend to worry about hurricanes until they are a 3, but we do have to worry about flooding. Having an emergency book-bag ready to go can save time...and possibly a life. Here is what to add:
Flip flops (so you will have dry shoes when you get to your destination)
Bottle of water
2 cans of pasta with an easy open top
Diapers and Wipes
Favorite book and toy
Most importantly a zip lock bag with a family picture and an emergency card with everything someone might need to help your child. See my picture and you can download the emergency info file below!
Side Note: Monica Casion with the CUE Center for Missing Persons states in her children's book, Safe and Found, that the color blue is the only color not found in nature. So, put something blue on your child. Searchers are trained to easily spot this color and will go and investigate what it is.
Tip #2 Lights, Games, & Wine
Kids+No Power=Crazytown, but adding glow sticks (from the dollar store) is a fun way to pass the time and can be a lot safer then lighting a bunch of candles. If its dark, think of all the childhood games we used to play like lava and hide-n-seek. These require no electricity and can be fun playing with glow sticks! Making a fort in a safe place can keep everyone protected, but keep things fun without all the worry. ( I found this glow stick ball at the Family Dollar for $1!)
What about the wine you ask?.......... Oh, that's just for you..... tip: they sell canned wine and they fit great in a cooler!
Tip #3 After the Storm Local Secret
Here is the best thing about a hurricane! If you get up really early after the storm has passed and head to the beach you will find the coolest stuff! I love collecting all the shells found after a huge storm!!! SSHHHHH.... this is a local secret!! eekk but it is seriously amazing!
Please make sure is it safe to be on the roads before heading out!
Hey y'all! I'm Tabatha, a Wilmington native, mom, teacher, and doer of all the things! I have a little guy named Jude and we love everything about our little big town! I love the beach, downtown, parks and all the NEW stuff popping all over town! I enjoy volunteering, everything Tarheels & LOVE LOVE LOVE Azalea and River Fest! I really enjoy going to concerts, shows, and our many local events! I enjoy being the go-to-gal for information on local happening and connecting others! .
I can not wait to see old friends and make new ones with all the amazing ladies in our town. Stay tuned for some exciting stuff I have in the works for you all!
PS.... GO WILDCATS