I don’t know about you, but in my neighborhood, the 4th of July Holiday started 6th of May when the fireworks started to go off all around my neighborhood, every – single – night.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the 4th of July holiday. People usually have great BBQ’s, friends and family come together, and it’s a national Holiday so I don’t have to go to work.
WHATS NOT TO LOVE? I’ll tell you. The Fireworks! I know what you are thinking, the fireworks ARE the 4th of July. I know this. But, it’s the 4th of July, not the 6th of May… It seems like people are setting off fireworks earlier and earlier every year. Where are they getting them from? I don’t see the booths go up until mid-June. Are they left-overs from the year before? Here are some other questions that come to mind.
- Why are they wasting them by setting off fireworks during the day when you can’t even see them?
- Why are they setting them off in the morning or middle of the night when people are trying to sleep?
- Do people get off work and go home to set off Fireworks? REALLY?
- On the 4th of July, do we really have to set off fireworks until 3 AM in the morning and are we trying to break that record this year?
COME ON PEOPLE!
Last night, we got the kids to bed IN THEIR OWN BEDS (this is a big deal) and we went into Date night mode. We put our show on and got comfy then Boom!… Literally BOOM! A firework went off. Next thing we know, Our middle child wakes up crying, which wakes our oldest (getting her to sleep was a mission all on its own) and then the baby woke up wide-eyed with the biggest smile, and ready for round 3. And like that, date night was over.
I know it’s petty, but to all those people out there setting off fireworks in the middle of the day and night, waking up little kids after their parents fought to get them to bed so they can enjoy some much needed adult time (MUCH NEEDED ADULT TIME), I just have one word for you…Karma!
That being said, I am excited for the time off to spend with my family. I am excited for a couple of hours worth of fireworks, and I am planning to wear my blue dress!
Let’s be safe folks!
I’m ready to try to squeeze into my blue dress to match the kids!
The P.I. Mom