You love the warm glow of candlelight, but not the chore of keeping the kids away from them. So keep the flicker and lose the fear of lil fingers causing fires with battery operated tea lights.
The LED lights have silicon tips and come four to a pack for $13. They have the same soft light as candles with burning wicks, but are are free of flame, wax and heat. Each one has an on/off switch and offers about 100 hours of continuous use before the batteries need to be replaced.