Monday, June 15, 2009
Home Spun comic strip #364
All the rain we've had lately made me reminisce about blackouts we've dealt with. In some ways, I like blackouts. They force us all to unplug and just enjoy being with each other. But they can be disruptive. I have a harder time getting my children to bed when there are no lights. Logically, it should be easier, but the idea that they have no control over the lights being turned off keeps them awake. I also have one child who is afraid to sleep in the dark. So we spend the night making shadow puppets, talking about everything, and perhaps play a few games of twenty questions. I also bought each of them a small lantern that runs on AA batteries. That helps. I should make sure I'm stocked up on batteries. You never know when the lights are going to go out!
I would love to know how others make use of their blackouts!