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lights out March 28th

February 19th, 2009 at 09:20 pm

Last year I didn't participate, not because I didn't like the idea, but because my kids are always asleep about 8:30 so the lights are always out.

I could carry the lights out to no TV while I put my youngest to bed, but..what else am I supposed to do? Computer time is the same amount of electricity, playing the Wii as well. I could read, but by candlelight that is rough on the eyes, and if I just go to bed she is likely to stay there all night, which while not terrible, she tends to wake me up with funny noises in the wee hours of the morning if she sleeps with us. Oh and conversations keep her up, so no to that either. Most crafts require both hands, or at least more freedom of one.

So This year I had a revelation..why not move it back an hour or two?

Yeah simple thought, but took me all year to come up with it!

So I wont be joining in the proper hour of 8:30, sorry, but I will be doing my own at 7:30

I thinkg etting ready for bed without alight in the bathroom while you brush teeth, or to read by, would be a good for them to try.

Found a link to

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this site with some info and even lesson plans.

Now I have to be honest, I am not a chicken little thinking the sky is falling, in fact I see plenty of evidence it isn't, but I do feel there is no need to pour excess junk into our air, and I feel children should experience life without electricity sometimes, even if only for an hour. So join in, even if only for a little old fashioned fun.

4 Responses to “lights out March 28th”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    I had four days of "lights out" after an ice storm once. It was fun! We read by candlelight, played board games, and cooked up a storm (since we did have gas). Although I was very happy to have the lights come back on, I have to admit I enjoyed those "pioneer" days.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I used to love power outages as a kid, sitting around by candlelight (usually with a magnificent thunderstorm going on outside). 'Course now that I'm a grown-up, my first thought is always whether the food in the freezer will thaw. Smile

  3. nanamom Says:

    We are planning a pioneer week this summer where we will have no electricity use allowed, nor modern conveniences. I plan on them not using modern toys either!

  4. mom-from-missouri Says:

    This is when we do "Little House on the Prarie" days. Hotdogs cooked on the fireplace, read by lantern, boardgame by lantern,,,,and usually to bed an hour earlier. The kids love it,

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