Saturday, July 4, 2009
One of the things that most people don't know about me is that I never saw fireworks against a dark sky until I was 9 or so. Yep. I'm from Alaska--born and raised--and up there at this time of year it is twilight all night long. I have very vivid memories of watching fireworks at midnight against a still-blue sky, softly backlit by the Alaskan summer. These are some of my favorite memories.
Tonight, I had the chance to make another wonderful memory--watching fireworks on TV with Dakin. He enjoyed them very much, and kept flapping his arms and looking at his butterflies that are hanging from the ceiling fan. I have no idea how he knows that they are in the sky on TV (he flaps his arms when he sees something in the sky), but he did. Smart kid.
Anyway, I'm glad I got to make another wonderful fireworks memory with my sweet boy. Happy 4th to all!!