A bust

Well, we started with good intentions and in happy spirits.  For those that know us well, you’ll know that Steven and I are not planners. At about 5:30 on the 4th of July we started to try and figure out what our plans were going to be. Because we live in a large metroplex we had about 5 or 6 different options of where we were going to go see fireworks. Our original thought was to go to a smaller  town outside of the city so that we wouldn’t get caught up in all the traffic, but then we decided why not save us the drive, stay in the city and get home earlier. That is NOT the way it went down for us.  The fireworks were suppose to go off after a baseball game. We got to the field about 7:45 and got a great spot. We figured the game would be over about 9:15 and the show would begin. Sadly by 10:30 there was no end in sight. The game went into over time and by 11:45 it was in the 13th inning and we could stay no more. So we took a devestated Zoe home with promises to hunt down fireworks someplace else another day. Zack on the other hand had wanted to go home after about 20 minutes of being there (he really isn’t much for excitement) so he was glad to be leaving, and Olivia held out as best she could, but was  just about in melt down mode by the time we left ( can you blame her, really?) So our 4th was a bust.  Those that did stay didn’t get home until after 1:00 !!!!!

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3 Responses

  1. I am so sorry it turned out that way for you guys! Did you find some to see on Sunday?

  2. Oh, my goodness! What a sad tale. You could have shot off the things we sent you home with, right? I can’t believe that there weren’t some bursts in the sky that you could see from your home? I feel sad for Zoe, I love the fireworks. However, Zack sounds like his daddy during his childhood. Doesn’t care much about all of that. I am so sad.

  3. Awww…you know what? You’re not the only family that has ever happened to! Don’t beat yourself up one bit. You tried. Some parents don’t even try…lol. It’s such a fun holiday. We had fun this year, but it was very exhausting. We won’t be doing that again next year. What I REALLY would like to do is make a fun Independence Day dessert with the kids and do a craft. There is so much you could do with your kids and make your *own* tradition. Fireworks are fun, but even just doing some at home provides the kids with fun memories.

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