So this is not a particularly happy post but it’s life as we know it now.
As long as I can remember there has been the risk of a nuclear war happening but until recent events I have not thought about it properly.
So I was having a discussion with my husband the other night and if London suffered a nuclear attack, where we live would be in the heat zone and we would have four minutes to escape. We don’t have a basement and we won’t get all the kids in the car and manage to get anywhere safe so we decided we would spend those last four minutes having fun with our children.
First thing is I would forget about the time and enjoy those last four minutes and show no fear to my children. I want their last moments of life to be happy and want them to die knowing they are safe in our arms. Obviously a family group hug would be ideal but knowing my children they aren’t going to stay still that long and it will end up with Grace on the naughty step. So I would let Joe and Grace have some chocolate (because we would be gone by the time the sugar rush kicks in) to see their chocolate face one more time, stick on some tunes and dance around the kitchen and end it on going for a group hug and then that would be the end of the Dibley-Rouse’s.
This is a very depressing thought but I don’t know if I would want to survive a nuclear attack. I don’t have any skills I can contribute to society, unless the human race needs anyone to teach them how to shimmy. I would say we had a good life, we all have tantrums (even us the parents) but we do laugh together and enjoyed watching us all develop into parents or small human beings. We have completed most of the to do list so far.
I don’t know what life would be like after a nuclear attack but it would be very different to how we live now and I’m not sure I want to live through that. All I can hope for that certain world leaders get nuked too so the survivors have a chance.
Jesus this is serious stuff right? let’s carry on as normal and hope for the best unless you can do anything to stop this then do it now!