Friday, January 30, 2009

(n)ice


The lights are off and everyone is home. Earlier this week, due to the ice storm, the power was out at our house from noon until 5 am the following day. Tara and the boys off on another adventure. The boys were excited.

They fending off the imposing darkness with flashlight sabers and a lantern, while gathering around the heater, like a campfire. They colored and played. Snuggled tight in their sleeping bags they got to camp out in the loft.

It's easy sometimes when things happen to label it a problem and get discouraged. One man's problem is another man's adventure. I guess it's all in how you look at things.

6 comments:

mikedominice said...

I think kids (especially boys) have an easier type discovering adventure.

Daniel said...

You are so right on this one. I wish I could have the sense of adventure like the young ones, however, I tend to fall to pieces when the slightest little thing goes wrong or outside of my expectations.

Dot-Com said...

Nice play with words in the title :-)

KerenK said...

Well I'm not a kid anymore but I still feel the sense of adventure well up in me when the power goes out. It's always makes for a good story, especially if you realize your flashlight doesn't work.

Brian Miller said...

I agree. When the power is out the house becomes magical. closets become bottomless caves. robes hanging on chairs become monsters. Having a well, growing up, we had to fill the bathtub so we would have water during outages. All just adding to the mystery.

Mom said...

How thankful we were for the water in the tub several times. Power outages still bring the little adventuresome girl out in Gramma. As you tire of the adventures, it is good to thank the Lord that the "light" has been turned on in your life because the dark can be scary and full of trepidation.