This one time fireworks were banned and I remember everyone was all “BOOOOO!!! You’re ruining all our fun GOVERNMENT!”
Sure there may be times when a spinning firework might land directly in your lap, but that’s part of the excitement. And we all knew that family with the 10 kids who engaged in Roman Candle battles and pointed the blasted sticks of dynamite at one another as they ran through their backyard, but those were rare.
This past weekend we had our typical 4th of July barbecue filled with kids, music, and hot dogs. I helped my girls with sparklers and as their uncles set off fireworks they all chanted for more.
At one point my son was begging for the biggest firework to go next. My brother in law wanted to save that one for last because it was going to be the most exciting to watch, “Kainoa,” he said, “We have to wait until it gets dark for this one…fireworks are like women, the darker it gets…the better they look.”
Wise words from such a handsome guy. Take a look at this picture I took of him…it’s the best he’s ever looked:
So we saved the biggest box for last in order to end the Finale with a bang! It shot once into the sky bambamabamabaam the colors shot everywhere.
That was pretty.
And then it tipped over and shot the bushes behind it. bambamabamabaam. And we were all, ‘Whoops!’
And then it spun around and shot all the kids and parents watching. bambamabamabaam. And we were all, “OH MY LAWD THE CHILDREN!!! PROTECT THE CHILDREN!!!”
Even though our fireworks were legal…I’m wondering if the government was onto something with that ban after all. In the future I think we’ll go ahead and stick to the professional shows, but for now I’m just glad we could end the night with a bang as promised.