So I haven't seen a fireworks display in seven years, which is too bad, because I enjoy a good fireworks display. My children have hyper-sensitive hearing. They hide when the garbage truck comes around, so you can imagine that fireworks do not go over well. This is strange to me, because on a daily basis they all make noise that puts a fireworks display to shame and are yet seemingly unbothered. (It bothers me, however. I'm just saying.)
Every year we go to our friends' house for the 4th. They live across the street from the park where their small town sets off what I hear is a really terrific fireworks display. Each year we have dinner, hang out, wait until dusk, and inevitably leave right before the fireworks start because one of the children panics and goes into hysterics. So, we drive home, which isn't so terrible because we catch glimpses of various displays as we travel through each little town down route 31.
Summer is going by too fast. So far: countless baseball games, 2 bee stings, 1 near death by drowning in a kiddie pool, 1 month of extremely frizzy hair, 1 graduation, 1 very good end-of-year report card, approximately 100 mosquito bites, 4 stubbed toes, 20sh barbecues, 0 road trips. We will rectify the 0 road trips this Friday.