Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Disaster

For FHE last night Dan thought it would be a good idea to make sure our 72 hour kits were up to date (which they weren't). So he starts the evening out by asking what kind of disasters we could experience here...and then asks if the kids know what "disaster" means. Kember looks all excited and pipes up, "Ya daddy. When we make a mess with our toys downstairs!" Hey, she does listen to me. I say that quite frequently "because the house is a disaster!" I'm glad Dan did this FHE. We realized a number of things. One, we had no food in our kits. Not the most helpful. Two, last time we did this Kember was a baby. So the diapers don't fit anyone at this time, and the clothes we had for her don't fit anyone either. Three, I never ever ever want to have to use these. Ever. I'm very much in agreement that we need to have them, and I think it's a wonderful idea. But when I start to think about all the reasons why we would need to use them...scary. No thank you.
And...to top FHE off while we were going through the kits Cole just started walking across the room. He took a couple steps, stayed on his feet and I said, "Dan! Are you seeing this!" and he (Cole) proceeds to walk even further...and he does it twice! Cool eh. He hasn't done it since, but I promise he did and it was awesome! Kember walks all around the house with him. Cole thinks it is the funniest thing, but I just cringe. She more drags him than anything, but he's smiling and laughing!
So, there you have it. We learned two things from this post. One, Cole can walk when he feels like it, and only then. And two, the definition of a disaster = my house.

7 comments:

Rorie said...

Hahaha, I love Kember's definition of a disaster. Too funny.
We need to get our 72-hour kids updated too. I did update the diapers in the Spring, so we're good with that, but I don't think we have any food in there either. I was planning on doing it over Conference weekend...but that didn't happen.

Kate Clayton said...

Oh Tarah. We miss you guys so much. I love reading your blog. Keep in touch!

The Bott Family said...

How exciting. He is getting so big. I can't believe he is going to be one. Holy cow. You need to post pictures of him walking and Kember wearing her diapers. J/K Miss you guys.

Loni said...

It is good to get the definition of a disaster. Kids are the greatest and can teach us many things.

Go Cole!!!

michelle said...

We took our 72 hour kits camping once to see how useful they were. The food that was supposed to last for 72 was gone in 24 hours, plus my kids didn't like most of the food I had put in there...very eye opening experience. I am with you....hope we only use them when we are camping!

Andrea said...

Um . . . yeah, we don't really have 72 hour kits. I have the food for them, but nothing else. Not great. Plus, I think I need to rotate the food (it was sealed in those mylar bags). Good reminder though.

Very cool about Cole. Isn't his birthday a week from tomorrow?

Jed, Nanc n' the boys! said...

That is funny that Kember's definition of "disaster" is when they destroy the basement. Good luck on the sodding.