Happy 4th of July from Lori King – WIN an ebook now!
While I’m not a huge fan of fireworks, I do love the 4th of July for other reasons. Mainly the family togetherness. In our house, it’s a bit chaotic with three boys running around blowing things up, but it’s never boring.
One of my sons favorite 4th of July fireworks is the tank. It’s a small item that’s very common, but they love to have tank battles. ie: they each light one pointing at the other and run when the sparks fly. Yeah I know, they’re going to get hurt, but I promise you it’s not as bad as it sounds.
When I was a kid my favorite firework was the sparkler. I loved waving it around as the sun was setting and we were patiently waiting for it to be “dark enough” to shoot all the big stuff off.
My youngest son, loves parachutes. They shoot high in the air, and a parachute pops out, drifting back to the ground. Sometimes there’s even an army man attached! He loves chasing after them, and trying to catch them as they fall.
This year, as most of my readers know, we have a new addition to our family in the form of Missy the pit bull pup. She DOES NOT like fireworks. At all. In fact, she cowers the moment one of them pops, crackles, or sizzles. So that’s been a unique challenge this season.
Tell me what you love or hate about the 4th of July? What’s your family tradition or favorite firework? One commenter will win an ebook of their choice from my backlist! Make sure your email is in the comments so that I can contact you!
Happy 4th of July!