I’m Haunted by Horses and Natural Disasters

Apparently horses are a hot topic among emergency disaster preparedness.

Well, at least when it comes to my boys.

Remember Boy #2’s out-of-the-blue comment about where you should keep your horse in case of a tornado?

Well, this morning when I was dropping off Boy #3 at daycare, his teacher asked, “Did you go over the fire safety stuff we sent home last week?”

Thinking that, as usual, I forgot to help my kid do a project or fill out a form, I sighed quietly and said, “Nooooo, was I supposed to?”

His teacher said, “No, I was just wondering because we made a list of fire safety rules last Friday as a group. We only had 9, and so we all tried to think of one more so we could have ten. Boy #3 came up with #10.”

Then he pointed to the list posted on the wall and asked me to go read the last fire safety rule.

Guess what it said?

Yep, you guessed it.

10. In case of a fire, make sure to take your horse outside so it doesn’t panic and break everything.

Now this would all make a bit more sense if we actually had a horse, knew someone with a horse, or ever really spoke about horses…

I’m guessing this is a case of “Monkey See, Monkey Do.” But it’s still weird.

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4 thoughts on “I’m Haunted by Horses and Natural Disasters”

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. PLEASE stop making me laugh out loud. It's making me hurt. You know what I'm talking about!
    P.S. I think I have either your #2 or #3 for Xmas. Should I be purchasing some sort of horse product? Or would it be too traumatic if they had to let it go in the event of a fire or tornado? Because I sure don't want to be responsible for a horse trashing your house in such an emergency.

  2. During the hurricane (Ike), I put my dog in her crate in the back room, so she wouldn't be scared.

    Then I sent all my boys out with rakes and brooms to clear the french drains so the house didn't take on water.

    So I did it right? Yes?

  3. momof2dancers, I'm kind of scared about having any sort of horse in the house right now. Bad omen.

    The Mother, yes, I think your priorities were dead on! 😉

    Fritz Facts, you are so jealous that you don't get to deal with these weirdos. It's okay, I understand. 🙂

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