Tonight we were putting our shoes on so we could run to Walmart when
went the lights in the dining room.
they went again.
Right as I looked directly at the lightbulb it had one last
and it went dark and the house went totally silent --
no more humm from the refrigerator, no more fan running from the fireplace.
Okay, the house didn't go totally silent.
I heard from the resident 6 year old:
HEY!! WHO TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS?
Because I'm lazy and I didn't want to go to the garage and pull the rope thing that disengages the garage door opener, we decided to skip the trip to Walmart. (Buttercup can wait a day or two for the hair straightener she thinks she can't live without.)
It was still too early to get ready for and go to bed (8:00 pm) so Inigo and I decided to turn the evening into a party. We got out the half burned Christmas candles and several tea lights (on small plates) and lit them. Inigo made up a new game called...
Please don't confuse this new game with CONCENTRATION. That's incorrect.
And he will tell you, "IT'S CONCENTRATE!!!!"
I'm still not exactly sure how to play it, but he demonstrated it beautifully.
While Inigo concentrated and I snapped photos, Buttercup read by candle light. She really didn't want to "CONCENTRATE" on anything, but I was okay with that. She was at least in the room with us!
And I snapped photos of her.
Eventually we got out the game Trouble and played it (backwards: you start at the finish) and when that was done (or started?!?) we moved to the piano and sang some Broadway. We were just finishing up reading a story when the lights came back on.... nearly blinding us by their brilliance.
It was especially bright because Inigo wouldn't believe that the power was out through the entire house and flipped every light switch he could find to the "on" position.
Buttercup immediately put the book down and headed to finish watching DWTS and take another quiz on Facebook. Inigo disappeared... presumably to turn off all the lights he turned on and I was left alone with the smoke from the newly blown out candles wafting morosely around me.
Sometimes, I wish the power would go out and STAY OUT!!!
Inigo demonstrates the new game of "CONCENTRATE"