This week Oklahoma, and most of the US, was hit by a major snow storm.
Monday afternoon, just a few hours before the storm came, my daughter and I headed to Wamart, along with just about everyone else in Oklahoma.
Now, I did not have to go to the store. I had plenty of food at home, but I live out in the country, and I knew if the storm was as bad as they said, I would be unable to go anywhere for awhile.
So, I headed to Walmart to pick up a few things that I thought would be nice to have just in case we were stranded at home for awhile.
As my daughter and I were going about our quick shopping trip, she looked at me and said, “Mom why are so many people buying pop? That is really not a necessity during a storm.”
Smart girl (and yes that made her dentist dad proud).
She made a very good observation, and it turned into a good conversation about what necessities versus wants are. We discussed things that really are a need during a storm or catastrophic event. It turned into a good teaching moment.
By the end of our conversation she said it would be fun to survey people to find what they would buy to prepare for a major storm or catastrophic event. I thought a survey sounded like a great idea. We are home schoolers after all, so we like to turn everything we can into a learning experience.
I decided to help her out with her survey and ask you, my readers, for help. I thought it would make a great question for my Ask The Readers feature this week.
So, my daughter and I would love to hear what things you would buy if you were preparing for a major storm, where you may be stranded at home for an extended time and could lose electricity?