IF, God forbid, you are in a disaster situation and are separated from your children, what do you want them to remember? Be sure they know your cell number and the FULL name and phone number of a close friend or family member who does not live in your town!!
Not only should you have them commit the numbers to memory by repeating them to you, have them place calls to these numbers, on a regular basis, so they are familiar with the voices on the phone.
We have all experienced some appetite fatigue after working through the Thanksgiving leftovers but imagine months of nothing but pinto beans and white rice. The point is VARIETY. You are better off with six months of choices than a year of the same old thing.