Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Day Jitters are More than just a Shake..

How about an earthquake on the first day? Nothing like getting the *jitters* out of the way early!

In case you haven't heard, an earthquake hit Mineral, VA which is about 90 miles from DC. We heard loud noises and began to shake around 1:50 pm.

Let's just say... the emergency plans? They don't go quite right in an emergency and we certainly hadn't been prepared for what to do in an earthquake. We evacuated for about an hour, then were released to go back in. It made for quite an adventurous first day, that's for sure. Attempting to get kids to do any work after something like that is no small task.

Here's to an uneventful second day!


Jenny said...

Wow. We don't go back until after Labor Day so I hadn't considered such a situation - especially with your darling kiddos! On the plus side, it can only get easier! Right?

Tahoe Girl said...

Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. Most of my son's teachers love me cause I put everything out on the table from the beginning. I hope you have parents like that too!
I will always have a special place in my heart for teachers like you as you know what the true meaning of struggle and triumph are. You see success in the tiniest of victories!
I hope your second day is alot calmer!!!
Tahoe Girl