Since having two small
The one thing that did happen when the lights went out was we all talked. Since we had to light candles I seize the opportunity to talk to Francesco about fire, candles, flames, what to do, what not to do. What I did not realize was that he had already had a lot of thoughts and ideas of his own in that big head of his. He also had a lot fears that I was unaware of, it was a great insight for me. I also realized that he is so much more like me than I thought (I had some of the same fears as a child).
Even though we groaned about the lack of power we still gained from the situation. I may never had learned that he was afraid our house might burn down (which was a huge childhood fear of mine) and who would save the cat (I worried about our dog). I was glad to have his undivided attention (since the TV did not work) to talk to him about this and what he should do in case of a fire. I believe that I diminished his fears a little, gave him some good advice and will now be more conscious of the fact that he has a lot going on in his head.
Come to think of it, I am glad the power went out.