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7.05.2008

I Heart My Readers

From an email:

We let our daughter go off with friends for fireworks. This is her face this morning. I said,"What happened?" She said," You know those sticks you hold and they shoot out fireballs? One came out and booped me on the face." It never occured to me they might let a 5 year old run around with a Roman Candle!!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad when the children have more common sense than the adults!

Anonymous said...

Fireworks injuries build character.

Anonymous said...

thank the good lord she didn't lose an eye or worse!!!

Anonymous said...

And now the parents know something about the judgement of their friends...

Anonymous said...

hehe
thats scary.

RPM said...

Just shows how wimpy fireworks have become. When I was a kid a roman candle would have left a burn the size of a silver dollar.
Now that was good times!

Anonymous said...

Eldest son and daughter-in-law returned from vacation in Mexico with an 8 foot bullwhip souvenir for college age son. College age son spent the evening playing with his new toy. Popped himelf on the butt, the ear, the elbow, and back of the neck before he stopped. He'll play some more later.

The difference between boys and girls- this little girl will probably never play with fireworks again. Boys simply point to their multiple fireworks, bb gun, pocket knife, bullwhip, etc. scars and laugh at the associated stories.

Anonymous said...

What part of "we let our daughter go off with friends for fireworks" does this lady not see as an opportunity for this to happen? It never occurred to her they would let her kid play with a Roman Candle? Well, she basically gave them permission to do so when she allowed her daughter to go "off with friends for fireworks". What does this mother think that means? It SHOULD have occurred to her, and she SHOULD have gave specific instructions regarding her kid. If she did, then she has a real beef.

Anonymous said...

When my kids were younger their grandparents lived on firelane F on BP lake. I have no idea who started it but someone fire a Roman Candle across the slough that has the fishing dock. That was followed by a rocket which escalated into a full on arms race. Neither side knew each other. Well actually, we knew SOME of the people involved but,it's not like we said,"Hey,let's have some fun by trying to burn each others homes down and put out each others eyes this afternoon." Reinforcements poured out of neighboring houses(people we literally did not know) and mommas grabbed the little ones and ran for the house.
In no time it was a fight for survival. Two small fires started on our side but we started a good one on their side because of the brush and hillside.
My sister in law got a rocket stuck in her hair which caught on fire. One of our guys was wearing button down shirt that was was open and I saw with my own eyes a rocket go in his shirt fly around and come back out the front on the other side. He just stood there with his mouth open for awhile after that.
I don't know if it was the fireworks or just all the crazy people running around but,the mirror on my truck was broken sometime in the melee.
I don't have to wonder if they remember that day around this time of the year-who could forget?
The End

Anonymous said...

2:57 pm.....your comment may come back to bite you in the butt!....just saying....

Anonymous said...

Good heavens 2:57 - were you ever a child?

Parents let children have fun and know that with fireworks there is danger, and do all they can do to warn them of such. That is really mild compared to giving them keys to a car when they get that driver's license, or worse, see them roar off in a motorcycle.

TL said...

Marilyn Monroe sure was hot back in the day!!!!!!!!!!! DAMMIT

Anonymous said...

I've got a really long list of things we never told our boys NOT to do because it just didn't occur to us until after the fact.

Do not give the cat a hair cut
Do not take the fish out of the bowl
Do not throw grapes up into a ceiling fan
Do not put your finger over the end of a bb gun and pull the trigger just because you think the bb gun is broken
After we tell the entire team to stop popping firecrackers in the hotel parking lot, do not go into the hotel room and light firecrackers in a coffee can (the adults believed we had confiscated them all-firecrackers-not coffee cans-still don't know where they got the coffee can...)

And the list goes on, and on, and on...

AnObiter said...

Debris bounced off the roof from the neighbors' fireworks last night and thumped me on the head. Geez...I'm still partially deaf too.

Anonymous said...

Easy there 2:57. I don't think we were supposed to get all that out of that little story. Maybe an object lesson? Or a even a grin and giggle since no eyes were put out? Or both but, Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

7:36...don't touch the end of a cattle prod and then zap yourself just because you didn't really think it would be that big of a deal.

don't stick your finger into a plugged in/turned on lamp to get the piece of old light bulb that's still in there.

if there is a glass sitting on the stove for no apparent reason with strange liquid in it don't drink it because it just might be cold bacon grease.

Anonymous said...

hmmm... Two comments --
One: I think the year of the rockets-red-glare on Firelane F, we were over at a friend's near Twin Hills having our own war. Our son reminisced this weekend about the new language he acquired during that episode, when a bottle rocket he shot landed under an older man's foot and exploded.
Two: Things we never thought we'd need to tell that same son -- "Don't thaw hot dogs in the clothes dryer, forget them till they were located by the ka-thump, ka-thump sound when your mom turned on the dryer, and then try to convince her that you and your senior classmates were NOT drinking at the party."

Just some joys of parenting -- he survived, we survived, so will the girl with the burned cheek (though I don't plan to hand my five-year-old grand daughter Roman Candles to play with).

Anonymous said...

and if you're a boy, never pee on an electric fence, but if you're a girl it's ok...