Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Overregaulation....it's sucking the fun out of our lives
I grew up lighting sparklers and roman candles on the 4th of July. These were some of the happiest days of my childhood. I want my kids to experience our Independence Day the same way I did.

However, it seems that fireworks are illegal in our town. Why does it seem that everything fun has to be over regulated (did you die from not wearing a helmet as a kid?). Do politicians enjoy sucking the fun out of everything?

This mom has had enough. Today we drove 45 minutes to another town where there kids still get to have fun. I bought sparklers, and cones and all the fun things I remembered from my childhood. These were safe and sane fireworks, nothing that launches into the air and can cause a fire.

The man at the stand told me this would be there last year. There city had recently banned fireworks as well. Geez!!!

I think I'm going to move to North Dakota. I hear there kids get to have all kinds of fun doing things that the kids living in my state can only dream about.

What about you, are you a fireworks family?


  posted at 12:17 AM  

At 5:23 AM, Blogger Kelli said...

Every th we went to a frineds house for hte day for BBQ and swimming. At night, we set off a gazillion dollars worth of fireworks my dad went ot Tijuana to get every year, just for the occasion. It was 4 boys, and me. Oh, and matches ...

Two dads with hoses and two moms with cola.

With all the trees around, it amazing we didn't burn down the town...

Good times,.

Good times.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

We are not a fireworks family (they are too expensive), but they are legal in NH, so we enjoy the neighbors.

I did play with firecrackers when I was a teenager in MI and one went off in my hand temporarily deafening me! YIKES! But, otherwise, they were fun.

At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd say yes, we're a fireworks family. We own a fireworks business. They are like anything else, use common sense and no one will get hurt. It's the idiots shooting roman candles at each other, etc. that cause problems for everyone else.

We go to a relatives out in the country and do the really big ones.

They still make me a little nervous, but my husband takes all the necessary precautions to make it as safe as possible.


At 3:21 PM, Blogger Qtpies7 said...

We'd like to be, but they are expensive, and barely legal here. Sparklers and noisemakers are about it. And we live in town, so it is harder, we don't like disturbing our neighbors. It is fun, but not everyone wants fun at that day and time.

At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just thinking the other day about riding in the back of my grandfather's pickup. Those were the days!

At 9:14 PM, Blogger LISA said...

We've always done fireworks!This year we had my daughter,my parents,one of my little brothers,my sister,her hubby,son,and one of his cousins from his dad's side.It was mostly the boys and Shawn lighting them all.

At 10:17 AM, Blogger Kathyb1960 said...

Well, here in Texas, they used to let us do it outside the City Limits, BUT we have not had much rain in a long time, so now, the only place they do fireworks is at the Stadium.

I do rememeber doing Sparklers years ago.


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