It’s past bedtime. And there goes the sound of the raindrops.The weather is getting colder and unbearable. Earlier in the evening, the children were beginning to sneeze and cough. Everyone at home is experiencing some sort of irritation from the effect of this cold weather.I tried to relieve their distress with a home remedy.And it needed a lot of cajoling to make them drink the nice hot soup that I made,thanks to the instant soup packet.I stack a few for an emergency like this. I wish I had made them some home made, but anyway that was not possible. It would take more than an hour and by that time probably they would all be sound asleep. In any case the instant one came in handy at this hour.It somewhat relieved them.The cold air outside can also be a factor for triggering my children's allergies. The street lights began to flicker and the youngest wanted to know if we might experience another power failure.I said we might not. Soon after my reassurance he fell asleep.