Mama Diaries

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Sparkly Celebration

My kids are thrilled to be out of school. My son, Bubba, came off the bus waving his hands in the air,  yelling, "I'm free!"

My daughter had a different kind of celebration. It involved sparklers. You know - those things that are basically fireworks on a stick.

"Mom, we need to go to the store," she had said.

"What for?" I'd asked.

"To get sparklers. My friend is coming over after our last day of school, and we're going to light sparklers."

It didn't sound too harmful. So I agreed to this. We came home with ten boxes of sparklers. I figured there would be enough for a fourth of July celebration, too.

That's not how it worked.

At 10:00 at night, the girls went out with all of the sparklers.   Yes, all of them.

They had a blast, yelling and running around the yard with crackling lights on a stick.

When they came in I shook my head. "Do you have any left?"

My daughter grinned. "No."

"Do you realize how many sparklers you just used?"

She did the math. "Two hundred?"

"Yeah. Two hundred. Don't you think that was a little excessive?"

She shook her head. "Not after this year!"

42 comments:

  1. you will need real fireworks when she leaves school one day

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  2. must have been rough school year.

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  3. That must mean that every one is excessive this year.

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    1. It was an excessively rough year. So it required an excessively large celebration to finally be out!

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  4. I know just how your daughter feels! LOL

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  5. lol one for every school day she had to sit through

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  6. It is tough to be in school these days! I love her answer.

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    1. I wouldn't want to have to go through the middle school years again!

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  7. Wow, you guys get out of school early!

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    1. We start early - beginning of August.

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  8. LMBO!!!!!

    200?

    200?!?!

    That's a hoot!!!!

    I want some sparklers now...

    ~shoes~

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    1. I think my daughter bought the entire supply at the store near us!

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  9. "I'm free" is exactly thew way I used to feel on the last day of school.

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    1. It's funny how excited they usually are on the first day of school. Huge difference on the last day!

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  10. 200 sparklers made her to smile.

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  11. After this week at work, I could have used 2000 sparklers.

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    1. Aw. I'll send over a huge box of them.

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  12. 200?? What kind of year did she have ... whoa...:-)

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    1. It was quite a year. We're both glad it's over!

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  13. Hey, at least you got through 200 sparklers without setting anyone's hair on fire, the house on fire, the neighbor's house on fire. I have boys (You do too!). There would have been a trip to the ER, etc... :)

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    1. I'd have been a lot more nervous if it had been my son and his friends running around with 200 sparklers!

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  14. Oh I love sparklers. 200 of them though? That must have been some year.

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    1. It was. 7th grade middle school was not fun!

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  15. Love it!! My Urchins still have 2 hot, humid, crazy weeks to go until their school ends.

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    1. Most schools start a lot later than we do in Georgia.

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  16. Sparklers were so much fun when I was a kid--mostly because it was the only thing my parents would let me go near when it came to fireworks!

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    1. I used to like sparklers, too, when I was a kid.

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  17. I am afraid of sparklers. They spit fire.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. They do. You just have to be careful.

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  18. What a fun way to end the year! I bet the celebration looked beautiful and felt wonderful. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. The girls got a lot of really cool night pictures with them.

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  19. Ten boxes of sparklers? Wow, you're a generous mom, Sherry! Hahaha! I've bought at most 2 boxes for my boy. Maybe because Singapore is so strict so there's really no much thrill playing with these stuff.

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    1. I knew she needed a big celebration after this year!

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  20. Haha! 200??? So awesome. I love kids. :)

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