It All Started With A Big BANG!
Because last night was Guy Fawkes Night, the kids sent their father out to buy some fireworks. We could have gone to a public display, but that comes with it's own issues and there are calls to ban the public sale of fireworks. Given this is the last year we may be able to have our own, we bought a box. My husband sent the kids outside after dinner to prepare the site. This involved a bucket of sand so our lawn didn't get burnt and a bucket of water for, well, just in case. Half way through the task my youngest came running inside. When asked what he was doing, he said, he just had to check to make sure it was our allocated watering day! Bless his heart! We have water restrictions that involve only using a hand held hose on certain days of the week. I am pretty sure no one will complain if we are putting out a patch of burning lawn though do you!
Then we waited, and waited, and waited. It takes an awful long time to get dark in these parts when you are only 8 years old. By 9pm the sun was just setting below the horizon, so my excited little man could wait no longer. We began lighting up. I don't know what moved faster though, the firework or the wee man. He was off like a rocket behind the closest concrete pillar!