Monday, April 07, 2008


Since last month, after seeing footage of Atlanta's Georgia Dome as a tornado hit while a college basketball game was in progress, Ethan has been somewhat obsessed with tornadoes. He's not afraid of them (ah, innocent youth), just interested.

I introduced him to The Wizard of Oz (minus the scenes from the witch's castle), and it's now one of his favorite movies.

He asks me at least a couple of times a week to pull up Google images of funnel clouds.

We've worked out a plan of what we will do if storms get too scary. But he has informed me that he already knows what to do if he looks up in the sky and sees a tornado coming.

If Ethan happens to see a tornado coming his way, he will go and find a policeman. Because, according to him, the policeman will know just what to do for tornadoes. The policeman will pray, of course. He'll pray this prayer: "Dear Jesus, please make this tornado go away. In Jesus' name, amen."

I guess he figures those are the highest authority figures he can come up with. If a policeman and a prayer can't handle tornadoes, well then it simply can't be done.


Writing Sisu said...

Oh, that's too funny!

Kerrie said...

I LOVE the thoughts your boys have! They are amazing!!

Anonymous said...

That is so cool.