by Charlotte Hilton Andersen, REDBOOK
"This tornado's been on the ground for more than 10 minutes! This is quite the storm!" I looked down at my son's pale face, his arms wrapped around my waist as the newsman on the radio continued, "I repeat, seek shelter immediately. Don't look for it first because it's 'rain wrapped' so you won't see it. Don't wait, go to the most interior place in your house now." His eyes found mine. I knew my son's tight anxious expression well. First because he's had the same wrinkly eyebrowed expression of uncertainty since he was an infant and second because, well, it mirrors my own.
"Are we going to be ok?" he whispered. Thankfully we were. While the two tornadoes near us on Sunday in Minneapolis did a lot of damage only 1 person died, unlike the tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri, at almost the same time where 116 are reported dead with that number expected to rise. Knowing how scary things were here, my heart goes out to the people ofRead More »from How I Kept My Kids Calm During the Tornado