For the last 20+ days, minus two in between we have been having these massive electrical storms in the middle of the night. They usually start around 1am and last until 4, waking everyone in the house, all except Eli. The crackle and crashing booms of the lightning strikes are so loud that the house shakes and the windows rattle.
Last year, our Mosquito catcher, the one hooked up to a propane tank was struck during one of these storms. Amazingly enough, all that died that day was the mosquito catcher, the lawn and a tree. If I still had the pictures of the tracks of lightning that etched four inches deep into the ground from the tree line to the mosquito catcher you would be amazed. Lightning, well is destructive.
So how does Eli sleep through these storms? Each time a storm hits I go into his room, either sit in the rocking chair and watch him or just make sure his sleeping and covered. He just snores softly on like nothing is going on. My dog on the other hand starts to pant, jumps into the bed and tries to bury herself into your body. Considering she is a 110 pounds Bernese Mountain Dog that can be a very uncomfortable situation.
I kind of wish Eli would wake up sometimes. I love electrical storms and really enjoy watching the lightning dance across the sky. I want to share counting the seconds between the flash and the boom. I never want him to fear it and want it to be something cool that we do together. Then again, nothing beats watching him sleep innocently with dreams of his own flashing behind his eyes.