Nothing gets Monster Man's anxiety acting up like knowing there is the possibility of severe weather heading our way. Yesterday, we were told to expect severe storms overnight. Our county was amongst the many included in a tornado watch effective until 3am today. Usually, I try to keep Monster Man from finding out about these watches, not wanting to scare him. Last night, though, he heard me talking to my hubby as I went through the process of setting our weather alert radio (which my hubby had previously packed away when trying to help clean up our room).
The process of setting the radio only took a few short minutes, and we didn't even think Monster Man had heard the conversation. About five minutes after the radio was set, though, Monster Man started 'hearing' the storms (they hadn't even reached Georgia yet when he was already sure he heard the storms). While my hubby was watching television, Monster Man was sure he heard the weather radio alerting us of a tornado. He kept jumping out of bed, telling us that the bad weather was hear.
Oddly enough, it never even stormed at our house. In fact, it barely even rained. Either way, just knowing it could've happened was enough to keep Monster Man awake most of the night.