Wednesday, October 7, 2009
What the flood taught us
The girls tend to go back to the day of the big flood that damaged our house.
Sometimes they reminisce with tearful excitement; sometimes they reminisce with sadness; sometimes they reminisce with teasing laughters. When they usually start doing those reminiscing, I am always there to listen to them.
Everytime they pluck out their memories, I always ask them what the flood taught them; here are their list:
1. The floodwater is dirty; they should wash properly if they wadded in floodwater esp. as they saw different things floating around.
2. The rainwater is good, but too much rainwater is dangerous; especially to those living near body of water. Our former house is beside a creek.
3. When the floodwater receeds, the water and the mud left would be slippery.
4. Water leaves marks all over. Their swing and their toys were already washed but we could see the blemishes.
5. All things that were under water should be washed and soaped or else they would smell bad.
6. We should not cry over damaged things, they are only things and they could be replaced.
7. What should go to the garbage should go to the garbage. No compromise.
8. Big and heavy things do float and flips over. Just like our ref. (see photo above)
9. It was not good that mama was not there when it was happening; the most important thing is that we are together as a family.