I loved today's prompt and now that I have such great ideas, I look forward to implementing them!
Today's Summer Blog Challenge question is...5 things to do if the power goes out. -Submitted by Janelle @ Domestically Seasoned
My list of 5 were the first that popped into my head. I am looking forward to reading all the ideas from my fellow blog challengers.
Naturally as soon as I completed this my silly (and adult) mind took over and thought, "Send the kids outside to play and have some "private time" with the honey) but since I was aiming at family togetherness.... let's save that activity for after the kids are sleeping or at least settled down for the night! LOL.
- If at night: Put a blanket on the grass and star gaze. See what constellations you can find. If at day: Put a blanket on the grass and have a meal outdoors, just for fun. (These both may become fun traditions for your family. Prepare for stories your children will tell your grandchildren!
- Speaking of stories – gather in a circle and tell stories(by candlelight or fire circle if at night). Take turns with the children. Even the littlest (well, almost) can tell stories of their visit to the park or what happened the first time Grandma came to visit.
- Create stories together. Each person tell a piece of the story and have the next person pick it up. The only rule is it starts with “Once Upon a Time” and ends at the earliest when everyone has taken a turn. The ending comes with, naturally… “And they lived happily ever after!”
- Gather your neighbors who also have a power outage for a Sing-along on one of the front yards.(again, if at night, candlelight. You may even want to go caroling any sort of song, even though it is untraditional except for in December)
- Do an impromptu open mic (for music, poetry, storytelling) complete with three judges a la American Idol with the only caveat being… kind comments. You could even give away some prizes…. Impromptu and silly….