I have to tell you a Nic story before I forget....
One night while putting Nic and Paula to bed, we all laid there talking. Nic was playing with his flashlight. I told him to turn it off to save the batteries because we might need it in case of an emergency.
Nic: What emergency?
Me: I don't know....like if the electricity goes out. By the way, if there is a fire and you guys are sleeping, do you know what to do?
Paula & Nic: run out the door!
Me: Right, run to Gloria's house and ask her to call for help. Don't wait for Mom and Dad. Dad will look for Friday, and I will look for Oliver. You both just run to Gloria's house.
[Nic instantly burst into tears...just bawling - how do they cry so easily, so fast?]
Me: Calm down Nic. This is not going to happen. But we need to have a plan in case it does. We have to save Friday and Oliver, they are family too.
Nic: Mom, please stop. I can't handle this!!!
Nic is an incredibly sensitive soul.
Frankie (bird heaven)