|Spooky lookin' feker!
The electricity was very inconsiderate and decided to go on strike between midnight and 1am recently.
I quite like the dark and we keep the landing light on for the kids which is a bit of a pain in the arse, so to be bathed in velvety darkness was heaven.
Then Lovely Liam woke up.
In pitch blackness. And thought his eyes had stopped working.
It was a second or two before I figured out what had happened too. I couldn’t see my hand in front of me. Somewhere there was a child crying softly and I knew by the shuffling sounds he was walking around.
I jumped out of bed before he fell head first down the stairs.
I guided him back into our bedroom with some difficulty. He kept turning round in circles and at one stage tried to walk through the mirror.
“Where are you? I can’t see you. Don’t leave me. What happened?”
“The electricity is gone. It’s ok. Jump into my bed to keep warm. Your daddy is gone downstairs to flick a few switches.”
It was so dark. And so quiet. I looked out the window and the road lights were out too.
Not a trip switch so.
I managed to find the Lego Star Wars torch thingy santy had brought and used the light in his legs to walk downstairs.
The radio clock was out too and I wanted my phone to tell the time.
Some time later Lovely Liam and I were wrapped up, back in his bed, with the light from the Star Wars man casting an eerie glow about the room.
“It’s a good thing Santy brought that, isn’t it? Or we’d be DOOMED!”
“It sure is. It’s late. Try and get some sleep now.”
“But what happened? I couldn’t see anything!”
“The electricity is gone, that's all. But I found you, didn’t I? The lights will come back on in a minute.”
“Ok. Does our car work?”
“Because it doesn’t need electricity. Please go to sleep.”
My eyelids were closing.
“I was a bit scared.”
“I know you were, Liam. But me and your Daddy are right next door to you.”
“That’s a good thing.”
“Yes, it is.”
“I have one more question.”
Of course you do.
“Will our sink work?”
Jesus, I hope not.