Tonight after dinner we thought it would be good to talk to the kids about emergency preparedness. Who would have thought it would be such a downer as we discussed the possibilities of the economy or man made / natural disasters. As Paul said, people look at food storage like a doomsday thing, but actually it's just smart. Kelsie on the other hand, stated, 'Wouldn't it be easier to die?' Ashlee, our eternal optimist told Kelsie that she would miss out on some good memories :) and Lindsey's always ready with a 'Go big or go home' thought. Abby ignored us all and read a book, while Katie & Ransom tried to figure out what size of disposable diapers to store for Conrad. In the back of my head, I'm thinking this may be a good weight loss plan.
It's been hanging over us for a while now as we realize that our food storage is incomplete and we don't have a good, solid way to cook any of it long term. We also have no way to stay warm other than to heap blankets on ourselves and snuggle extra, extra closely which doesn't sound bad to Larry & I, but some of our kids looked disturbed at this possibility.
We made a list of the basics we need and will meet tomorrow night to take inventory and make a game plan. We have much to do, but are all excited to work together on this.