C: [worriedly] Is this a hurricane?
Mommy: [in a soothing tone] No, in a hurricane the trees will sway so much in the wind that they almost fall over
C: …but, that’s what they’re doing!
M: well, but to be a hurricane the rain needs to fall sideways
C: …but that's what the rain is doing!!!!
And that’s when lightning hit our next door neighbor’s 200 year old oak.
For the record, this was a severe thunderstorm