We had a really bad storm late last night. Bad enough that I woke up and wondered if I should grab my sleeping toddler out of her crib and camp out in the bathtub. Those tornados in Alabama freaked me out a little. We were fortunate that we only lost power for a moment and no falling trees/limbs damaged our house or cars.
Cara's school was not so lucky. An awning from a garage or a patio or something landed across their main power lines on the street. They also had some water damage, so they were closed today. And it seems fitting that I didn't find out that they were closed until I was on my way to drop Cara off and go to work. Thank goodness my school was on a two hour delay.
I had a long moment of panic because I have no Plan B. My dad is in town, but he works too, and my hubby was already at work 30 minutes away. I felt like it would be unlikely that I would find a college student willing to babysit all day on short notice who was actually awake at 8 in the morning. So, baby Cara went to high school for a little while so that I could get my classroom ready for a sub.
In the back of my mind, I wondered what would happen if I couldn't find a sub. I guess Cara would have stayed with me in my classroom all day? That might have worked out okay until around 11:30 when Cara would start to need a nap. Perfect lesson in birth control.
Fortunately, I am now sitting at home drinking another cup of coffee while Cara watches Dinosaur Train (I do not understand that show. Dinosaurs on a train???). Today is awesome.