Wednesday, 04 February 2015 13:05

Power plays

Losing power used to be such a big deal. After they were born, we brought our triplets home from the NICU separately. The third bean came home during hurricane Irene and we promptly lost power for seven hours. Back then, we were feeding the kids every 3-4 hours, needing to thaw milk and warm bottles. No power it meant no hot water - which was problematic.

We ended up heating water on the propane grill outside during the storm. That year we seemed to lose power whenever someone looked at the power lines cross-eyed. That winter was fraught with the stress of not having heat, hot water and the possibility of losing light after dark. Having three infants at the same time was already intense; adding to that felt cruel.

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