“…a little bit of this, a little bit of that”

the ramblings and musings of an elementary music teacher and aunt extraordinaire

Fireworks July 7, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — marlise @ 10:23 am

Fireworks displays are much more entertaining when narrated by a feisty 3-year-old. Actually, now that I think about it, it might just be my niece. Last year she was only two, and she made the show extra-entertaining. Last year, after every single blast, she said (in her best “wowed” voice) “Whoa! That was good one!”

This year brought just as many good quotes. Some came from her and a few memorable ones came from adults.

On Monday night, we got together with all of the family who was in town. My brother-in-law had gotten quite a stash of fireworks. (BTW, Indiana’s fireworks laws are pretty awesome.)  His good friend had also gotten a large stash. So we decided that combining the shows, parties, and families for the evening would make the show and celebration even better.

We all headed to the seriously-mosqito-infested yard in the country to have space to set off the explosions. Here is just a small sample of the quotes heard during the evening’s activities:

  • After the pyromaniacs in charge of the display said something about “The paper, the paper!” One of the adults responded, “What? Justin Bieber?” My 3-year-old niece yelled, “Justin Bieber! Justin Bieber!….[pause]….but I don’t like beavers!”
  • “That was TOTALLY WICKED!!!”  [Also heard from my 3-year-old niece, after several explosions.]
  • “I’m tired, but I don’t want to yawn, because I’m afraid a mosquito would fly into my mouth.” [This came from an adult.]
  • Regarding an adult who will remain unnamed: “Why are you standing all the way over there?”  Response:  “Because I have mosquito bites in places I can’t scratch where everyone can see me.”
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