Thursday, March 19, 2015

Disconnect to Reconnect

During the big Toronto ice storm of 2013 our power was out for 5 days, and we had lots of time to bond as a family. Huddling around the fireplace to keep warm will do that!  We played board games and cards. Boo dragged out toys he hadn't touched in months. It was enforced togetherness time for a family that is often ruled by a variety of electronic devices. Take away the devices, and we found lots to do and to talk about. There was a lot of positive to be found in the experience.

This winter we've been lucky to have only one, short-lived power outage. The extreme cold and the excess of salt on the equipment has been wreaking havoc in many areas though.  Boo, as much as he loves his YouTube, actually has been looking forward to a power outage, so I think he enjoys the low-tech family fun in the dark as well. Of course, we don't need to wait for the power to go out to pull out the candles and the board games.

From power outages to rainy days, sometimes the most unexpected moments can bring us together.

With blackouts on the rise and ice storms more common than ever before, whether by chance or by choice, we tend to connect more when we’re powered down.

The latest video from Kraft Peanut Butter shows the powerful moments of connection that can be created when we disconnect.

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Kraft Peanut Butter. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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