Yesterday morning at my daughters school there was a fire. No big deal, a furnace blew at the elementary school. All the kids evacuated, fire department there for almost an hour. NO big deal, just get back going with your day like nothing happened.
I wish that was the case for my daughter. She wouldn’t leave the school at first for the evacuation, then once it was all cleared to go back in, she wouldn’t go back in. I was at school with her almost the entire day. Poor girl got her routine messed up so bad it made for a really bad day for her.
Sadly I’m still dealing with the consequences. Every place we went today, walmart, an indoor soccer place, dinner, in the car, even just being home. I was asked about fires. What do we do if there is a fire while we are here? Where is the emergency exit? Is there a sound with the emergency exit? Mom, what happens if our car starts fire? What if we are in the car when it starts on fire? I have had non-stop fire questions for over 24 hours now.
It was funny at dinner tonight, the waitress who was assigned to serve us learned all about her fire plan along with my daughter and myself. There were two emergency exits in the building. 8 fire extinguishers. All located in different locations. They do have a plan on how to evacuate all the patrons in case of emergency, but no one there knew what that plan was. (this made Lou very upset, to the point of saying she wasn’t going to eat there again)
I’m hoping, but doubting that the fire fear will be gone before tomorrow, where there is church, a play, and a visit planned up to a family members house. Looks like I am going to be getting familiar with more fire plans.
Am I a bad person for not feeling bad for all the questions my daughter asked a complete stranger in less then an hour?