Heart pounding, I sat up in bed. A few low rumblings followed as I waited to hear small footsteps approach my bedroom. The steps never came, no knocking on my door. I fell back to sleep to the dripping of the rain, but no more thunder.
A few hours later, the cloudy day greeted my family. I asked Gabriel if he even heard the giant, loud BOOM! of thunder. Surprisingly, he did. He said he had thought about coming to my room, but decided he would just cover his head with his pillow if he heard another.
"It was SO loud", I said. "It scared the daylights out of me."
Gabriel replied, "You mean the night lights, Mom. It scared the night lights out of you. Cause it happened during the night."
Ah, yes. That's what I meant.