The Dark and Stormy Night

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Christmas, Family, Holidays, Memories | Posted on 13-12-2013

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It was a dark and stormy night.

Winter. Freezing temperatures. High winds.

And then bam. No power.

No worries. We’ll turn on the heat and snuggle under blankets and light the candles and have lasagna and watch a fun Christmas movie!

Ooops. No heat.

Who’s hungry? We’ll have lasagna! Ooops. The lasagna is half-cooked in the oven. An electric oven. No lasagna for dinner.

Let’s watch a Christmas movie! Oh yeah, no electricity.

Funny how we have become so dependent on simple things like light and heat and dinner and entertainment.

So, what’s a family of five to do on a dark and stormy night with no electricity? We crammed into one bed–kinda like the grandparents in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory–where we kept warm. Eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The candles were flickering on the night stands. The wind was howling outside.

Did we tell stories like they did in the old country? No way. We fired up The Polar Express on the laptop, until the battery ran out.

I will forever remember that cold night where we were together and warm. And making new memories.

#Christmas simplicity

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