The flight of the hatchlings, does simplify things.
:35:Excellent thoughts and ideas,haven't thought about it quite this way since the kids moved out.When it gets weird around the wife and me its "we're going now!" she looks at me and knows its time to move, we'll definitely discuss it afterward.
I remember a duress word we had back in the day,I was an SP duress word was (Cumquat),backup was (Cucumber).I had to ask WTH is a Cumquat,I'm pretty sure that anybody that uses cumquat in a sentence is few and far between
Armageddon. Used like this: "Arm a geddin in da truck, yall come on now, ya hear?"
j/k; good concept
I have this sort of phrase thing like yourself.. But now I'll use something like yours for a "we need to leave/get to safety now on me"
I have a "go word" or a "fight word" if the BG has the drop on us or we are in a heated situation where I know I now have to defend our lives as soon as a say the word in the sentence, it means "fight is on". I do this because people's minds will wait for the phrase or sentence to be finished it is just how the mind works. for an example the go word is "on" : "Don't Tread 'on'...." see the BG will be waiting for me to finish with the sentence.. the fight word is like a cliffhanger so it should give me a few seconds to react to the situation.
I think most of you with the "Let's go... NOW!" answer are missing the OP's point. There are times when the threat is close and could hear you. Or you don't want to cause a crowd to panic and trample your kids. A code word allows you both to be in code orange/red at the same time while not alerting the BG that you are preparing/making plans to avoid being a victim.
My wife and I use the word "pineapple" as a "this is a real emergeny and I'm not joking" code word. We have never had to use it in real life.
ah, Foghorn Leghorn. Those were the days.
I would think twice about a code word that wasn't in everyday use, unless it was practiced a lot (which of course is part of the idea).
Comedian: "Cucumber! No,... carrot! No,... cauliflower! Oh, #@&$ Just run!"
"Kids, we need to go NOW" using the parental tone might be enough, especially if you talk about it beforehand.
There is a reason why parents shouldn't yell at their kids very often -- if yelling is the norm, no amount of yelling in an emergency will be listened to.
"Did you feed the cat?"
We don't own a cat. That's a 'lets get out of here'.
"Dang it, I forgot to feed the cat" means WE NEED TO LEAVE without looking like we're escaping.
With my kids and wife ours is a phrase that you would hear anytime. "Just got a text from Brooks having car trouble." key to statement is Brooks is our cat. She can't text and doesn't drive :)