I agree with you. Enjoy life and be common sense prepare but don't overdo it.
My family (me, wife + 2 young kids) have evacuated 3 times in the last 2 years. 2 for wild fire and 1 for sunami.
Before starting my family being prepared was just how I was raised but with wife & kids it's not as easy.
First time we weren't rushed and mostly had things under control but we were faced with deciding what was most valuable that we should or could take with us. 2nd time was rushed as the seriff ordered us to leave asap but we were already prepared from #1 that it wasn't a big deal. 3rd time was only an evac warning but we still went to stay with friends and by then we figured out whats most important.