Their will not be an MRE review this Monday.
We had the fire alarms going off in the hi-rise condos at about 3:00pm today. Our three year old, Red Ant, was sleeping on the floor, and the others were reading, Ipod, and computer.
It took us about 5 minutes to make it to outside, from the ninth floor, through the stairwell. We had to grab the essentials: money, wallet, car keys, door key, gun, backpacks ( adult and one of the kids ), the kids blankets, milk, and a couple of beers. Hey, you never know how long it's going to take. This also included dressing both kids and a quick potty break.
While it was only a kid pulling the fire alarm, and not a real fire, it was a good practice with the kids. We had a good practice fire drill, and we were able to explain to the kids about not using the elevators in case of a fire. Our family needs to have a few practice drills at the house too. It has been over 6 months or more since our last one...heck maybe even a year.
Could you be ready to leave in a few minutes notice? When was your last fire drill with the kids?