Could you prepare and eat a meal?
Could you access your garage?
Do you have a flashlight handy?
What about a lantern?
Do you have enough candles?
What if the furnace was off, too?
Do you have enough blankets?
Can you make a phone call?
Charge your cell phone?
After you’ve (hopefully) laughed at each time you mindlessly flipped the light switch, sit down with your family and talk to them. Use the opportunity to discuss the season, read a book aloud, or play a game. Don’t wait for the power to go out to enjoy your family. And when the real thing happens, you (and the kids) will feel a bit more confident that you can handle this.