Every summer we are very aware the area we live in is bushfire prone.
So at the start of summer I pack a bag, put valuables into storage, and I am ready to go at a moments notice.
This was not so easy organising with a nearly 3 yr old! Every time I packed the bag, she unpacked it. I then had to unpack it after she shoved her favourite toy into the bottom. Finally all packed and ready.
Yesterday, we had to evacuate. I got her in the car, had all our papers etc. 30 minutes away, I realised. No point packing the suitcase if you leave it at home!
Luckily we could come home last night, and I have now put the bag in the boot, as will probably have to go again today…..
My biggest worry now though, is if we do lose everything, how do I explain that to her?
Posted by katelt, 15th January 2014