The Girl Who Saw Fire


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Celebrations, Holidays, Kids, Memories, Traditions | Posted on 03-07-2013

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If you know me, you know I love the 4th of July. I wrote about that here. If you don’t me, now you know!

The 4th of July is the pure bliss that Summer is finally here. To me, it’s celebration. It’s family. It’s food. It’s fun. It’s fireworks.

To my surprise, my three children don’t all share my love of the holiday. My two boys are little pyros. But my daughter, not so much. A few years ago, with our children in tow, we went to a park to get a 360-degree view of the town’s fireworks display. Fountains glittering and sparkling. The sky was alight–it was awesome! But my daughter kept fidgeting and worrying, “Something is going to catch on fire. I just know it.”

No way! Don’t worry! Nothing is going to catch fire! I promise!

And then. About 20 minutes into the fireworks show, a ball of fire erupted down the road. We witnessed a mature fir tree suddenly ablaze and spreading. Firetrucks immediately came rushing to the scene. We sat there, safe, but with mouths agape.

That girl of mine. She saw fire coming. And she proved me wrong. It was a memorable 4th. Years later…remember when you knew that something was going to catch on fire?

However you celebrate this 4th of July, enjoy! And be safe, OK?



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