We had one roll through our area this afternoon. Ironically, we had cleaned up the courtyard earlier this morning and moved our shoe rack back outside. #1 said but Mom, it's going to flood when it rains and our shoes are going to get wet. Me in my wisdom of many years say "No worries, sky is clear and there shouldn't be any big rains now". Haha I thought as I quickly gathered the shoe rack a few hours later. #3 was very scared of the loud thunder. #4 would look around every time the thunder did it's thing like he was looking for what was making that noise. #2 had a brave front but gathered her doll and a pillow to hold while it was going on. Poor #3 had his hands over his ears the whole time as we talked about thunder, I explained how it sounded like storm was right on top of us and it would gradually get more quiet until it had passed completely. So he gets excited because it is getting more quiet....seems like it is gone so he gets up to get a book to look at, is almost on my lap again and another big clap of thunder goes! He jumps up on my laps and says "Oh, no! Not again!" Sweet little man holds his ears for a few more minutes until he is reassured that it has indeed gone. We don't get many of these storms around here.
#4 knows what drawer I keep the kitchen towels. He often 'helps' clean up spills by getting a towel from the drawer and wiping up the mess and then putting the towel back in the drawer! Yesterday I couldn't figure out where my dish rag had went, I was sure I had laid it over the counter to dry. Stumped I went to the drawer to get a new rag and, ick I found the rag I was looking for-yum still wet.
I also keep bibs in this drawer. The last two days the little guy had gone to the drawer to get a bib when he sees that it's almost time to eat. This has been cracking me up as I've never really been a bib kinda person. They're nice once in awhile but for the most part my kids have gotten food on every part of them that the big didn't cover. So now I have a nazi bib wearing boy.
On the homeschooling front we started reading The Story of Eli Whitney by Jean Lee Latham today. It seems like a very fun read for a historical type of book.