It’s 3:25 am but I’m awake now, so I figured I’d just write this little story about thunder.
At 1:20 our dogs were crying loudly, which is uncharacteristic for them overnight. My wife and I went downstairs to see what was up. We let them out and one of them really had to poop.
We waited til she was done, put them back in their crate and went to bed. I tried listening to a sleep meditation to help me fall asleep. Didn’t work. So then I used an app called Noisli, with my AirPods. I had some rain, light thunder, night-time cricket sounds and light white noise. A lovely mix.
So here I am, sleeping to the sweet sounds of distant thunder when all of a sudden I hear a really loud boom. I thought to myself “damn that one was super realistic” and carried on listening. Then it happened again. I took my AirPods out and heard the rain, then I realized it was actual thunder.
It woke my wife out of sleep and she had earplugs in. Our 8-year-old came into our room after the second thunder bomb, so I tucked him back in. While he was in the bathroom, I peeked out his window shutters to see how much it was raining.
Flash of lightning blinds me! Thunder rocks the whole house again.
Back in bed, and unable to sleep, I check our youngest son’s baby monitor. Fast asleep. Not even stirring. And here we are, afraid that closing a door or talking too loudly outside his room is gonna wake him up!