We had a house full of children overnight on Saturday, so we really put earth hour to the test. With nine children ages 7-11, we turned off everything, then lit candles placed on high shelves on the first floor.
The kids had a ball playing a board game for half the time, then got restless and played hide and seek for the other half. They loved it, and didn’t want the lights to turn back on at 9:30.
The biggest kick for them? The melted wax from the candles. Go figure.
We grown-ups had fun just watching them from the couch. There was a lot of laughing, a log of negotiating, and some bad feelings. Well, all that might have happened with the lights on, too. They’re kids.
I think we should do this at least once a month.
What did YOU do?