Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 230

Tornado training

When I ask my five-year old son what he did in his U.S school at the end of every day I usually expect the following answers:

a) nothing (he says nothing)
b) so and so did something naughty and I did not do that naughty thing
c) nothing (he tells me they did nothing)

Anyway, yesterday when I asked that very same question, I got this response:

‘We all hid under the desks in case a tornado came.’

‘Oh, I see. So you know what to do if a tornado comes now.’

‘Yes. Is there one on the way?’

‘Um, no, not that I know of.’

‘Can we do tornado practice at home?’

‘Yes we can…’ (my eyes are gleaming with thoughts of ruby slippers and Emerald Cities….. πŸ˜‰ )

I have them ready for tornado practice

I have them ready for tornado practice

Tornado practice! Well I never! Do UK schools have anything similar I wondered? Bloody-loads-of-rain practice for example?

What's at the end of your tornado?

What’s at the end of your tornado?

Which leads me on to the fact that outside after-school activities were cancelled here in Howard County yesterday because it was TOO HOT. That would NEVER happen in the UK! Many a summer sports day or sports match has been cancelled because it has been too bloomin’ wet, or probably even too icy, but never too hot!

That'll be the cricket cancelled then

That’ll be the cricket cancelled then

Saying that, there’s one hell of a thunderstorm heading this way…..

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6 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 230

  1. sewforever says:

    hee hee….Tornado practice indeed! How to open up brollies more like….’What’s a brolly,’ my niece’s American husband asked on their visit here to the UK! He soon found out!

    How I love these minor differences …which often turn into huge differences…too hot for Sports Day!!?? I don’t think so. Well not here at the moment….although the temps did reach the nineties in July/August! We’ve had a wonderful summer….for a change.

    Enjoy that thunderstorm – .and come out from under that table…tornado practice is over…don those red dorothy shoes and head for the Emerald City…….

  2. ThatOtherGuy says:

    The Wizard of Oz is the ultimate chick flick. Two women trying to kill each other over shoes.

  3. Charlie Baker says:

    Lions, tigers and bears…Oh My! Tornados, tables and chairs. Oh My!

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