Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Deck Date

Each summer Detroit hosts a HUGE fireworks celebration
on the Detroit River, which separates the USA from Canada.
(That's weird, I know... but true.)

Each year I desperately wanna to go.
Each year there's a completely logical reason why I can't go.
Too new to the area (don't know where to go, park, etc)
Baby's too new.... too pregnant (yes, in that order)! ha!

That said, tonight was this year's FIREWORKS show!
Only my little boys & I were home tonight!
So... by golly, we're gunna see those fireworks.

At 9:55 pm we filled a tiny tote bag with snacks & cuppies,
grabbed the radio and a blanket and headed upstairs & outside
onto our 2nd story "deck." (I use the word lightly because it's far
from the inviting space that it may imply!)

Here it is... the radio is counting down,
the skyline above the city darkens....4...3...2...1.......

YIPPEE! Look!.....




"Hey, Mamma! Look! FIREWORKS!
Actually, Honey, that's an airplane...it's like a blinking star.

"And that's a star, too!"
"Yeah... a blinking one... it's another plane."
"Listen, guys, you can here them... the planes."
"Yeeeah... cool, Momma"

"Booom. Pane." (little brother!)

And directly above us... the clouds.
Fluffy, puffy, hanging nearly within reach of our rooftop perch.

"It's like a giant puppy dog running in the sky."
"It is! and that one's a house with a tiny tree next to it."

And then, giggling and wiggling, the boys piled on top of
me, delighted to be lounging in a "lay-down" chair on the
top of our house.
Together we saw a snowy snowman,
a girl with a ponytail on a sled,
and an island with only one tree,
airplanes with two colors of lights,
airplanes that can fly through clouds,
and search lights zipping through cotton balls.

And.. did you know that cheese sticks & raisins taste better
when you're in the dark? and if you drop a few little raisins...
well, they're kinda fun to flick off the edge of the deck onto
the car that parked in your spot in front of your house!
(did I type that outloud?)

At some point the city lights started reflecting against the sky
again, and the booms went silent,
but... we were happily giggling, eating and discovering
treasures in the sky!

Fireworks? Were they tonight?
Who cares!

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