Where were you when the lights went out?
August 22, 2012 8:03 AM Subscribe
It looks like we are going to have a tropical storm pass by where I live tomorrow. From my experience this means a couple of days without electricity. Could you suggest activities that will help keep my five year old son (and wife and mother-in-law and myself) engaged if there is going to be no television, internet, kindergarten, and lights?
posted by dances_with_sneetches to home & garden (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am thinking mostly of the aftermath, but maybe activities during the actual storm may be helpful, to deflect the notion of the harsh winds at an age when my son can still get scared easily. We will have candlelight at night, occasional flashlights if the lights go out. Depending on how the storm hits it could be no lights for a couple of days or several. (Typical Puerto Rican turnaround for electrical outages.) I am suspecting we can go to the beach or park in the day, and reading will be easy but night is going to be more difficult. I want this to an adventure for my son, not a torment. There is a good chance that neighbor kids will be there for my son to play with but, sometimes with the extended families in Puerto Rico, they all disappear to other relatives' houses.