So, have you seen that new show on The Discovery Channel called Doomsday Preppers? I happened by it today and got sucked in for about half an episode. Forgive me for saying it, but those people done sprung some leaks in their dinghies. I mean, having a some extra food and water and batteries and even gasoline tucked away for emergencies is a good enough idea. I can get behind that. But building a bunker in your backyard, filling over half of your 4200 square foot house with supplies, and subjecting your children to hours of marksmanship and combat training everyday is just a little over the top, don’t you think?
Plus, let’s just say nothing ever happens–no complete economic collapse, no massive volcanic eruption, no zombie apocalypse–what the hell are you going to do with 17o cases of pinto beans and the 1600 fire briquettes you handcrafted out of leaves and shredded newspaper?
So no, there will be no doomsday prepping going on around these parts. Yes, we will keep our small pantry and freezer stocked. Yes, we will always have some extra batteries on hand. And yes, we will have a basic plan to keep ourselves safe in case of a fire or an unexpected onslaught of walking corpses (which basically boils down to grab the kid and the dog and run). Other than that, we’re pretty content.
Plus, who has time for doomsday prepping when there are more more urgent matters at hand, like practicing our egg hunting skills for Easter? Thanks to Pop-Pop and Gamma Diane in New York, Cadence will be an egg-hunting expert by the time Easter arrives this year. and with her very own monogrammed bucket, she won’t have to worry about any other greedy little children trying to steal her goodies! 🙂 Thanks Gamma and Pop-Pop!