Thursday, July 5, 2007
So for anyone with small children you all know the beauty of watching fireworks from afar... First of all you do not have to get in the car with screaming children and fight the crowds to get to the place where the fireworks will be detonated, and once there crane your neck until it breaks to see the actual fireworks... Also, having to cover the little mouths as they scream in TERROR at the actual boom of the firework... So, we like to watch them from various vantage points at out house..
We live in the absolute middle of nowhere, USA... in the middle of a huge corn field south of Columbus, OH... Anyway, with that said we can see pretty much ALL of the fireworks from the small surrounding towns from the front porch, the stairwell window and other bedroom windows... My two year old LOVES fireworks (from afar)...
We bought him a few boxes of sparklers and pop-its and you would have thought we handed him a few boxes of rattle snakes... He was terrified... Well good ole dad decides to light up a sparkler and MAKE him hold it until the crying subsides... At first I thought what a crappy way to introduce a toddler to his first set of fireworks... Then what do you know...... IT WORKED.... He now loves sparklers (with 2 parent supervision I might add)... By the end of the night he was outside on the front porch in a diaper (we haven't mastered the potty just yet) in 65 degree weather screaming with chattering teeth "Happy 4th of July"!!!