Tuesday, July 7, 2020

How're You Doing, Parenting-wise?

Little Cuter and SIR got their answer on Saturday night.  

They celebrated the 4th of July with fireworks on the street.  The kids in their immediate neighborhood are about the same age; the grown-ups share the same desire for loud and sparkly explosions.  Three families organized a social distanced display, each on their own driveway, watching the colors and cheering the booms from their front yards .

There was no down time involved, no driving and parking and waiting patiently in lawn chairs for the fun to begin.  Now, Dada!! was enough.  SIR constructed a platform and kept inquisitive toddlers far away as he demonstrated his dominance.  The man does know how to put on a show.

Then the neighborhood quieted down, and the family went into the backyard for s'mores and fairy lanterns.  They lit them and watched them waft into the air, disintegrating as the flames ate their light coverings.

Little Cuter explained that wishes could be made;  FlapJilly's face turned wistful.  

Mama wondered, gently, if the kid wanted to share her wish.

I wished that I could always spend this much time with my family..........

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