That so sounds like my mother!
"It's all a game, boys, until someone loses an eye!"
Storms are cool. Having grown up in tornado alley, everyone would come outside to watch them as they rolled on in. A concept that is difficult for my wife to understand. She grew up in southern CA, had no prior experience with tornadoes. She is, you might say, a little shocked by the seemingly lack of concern for all of them red cells moving across the atate. As everyone that is use to it, goes on about their business.
She has learned the significance of a wall cloud. LOL