This weekend we had family staying and because it also happened to coincide with Guy Fawkes we decided to share some fireworks fun together. (Well mainly just some sparklers and other spinning things.)
Being a bit of a self-confessed ‘helicopter Mum’ these sorts of situations do stress me out a bit. I mean giving my little precious kids fire sticks, how could it not? But look at the joy on that little face, how could I deny that?
So I dress them in close fitting, fire retardant clothes, have a quick chat about not touching the hot ends and ‘hover, hover, hover’… I also tend to growl like a Mama bear if I consider that anyone is doing anything remotely irresponsible around them. I’m probably a bit OTT, but I really can’t help it!
Anyway, it turns out my camera has ‘fireworks mode’, who knew? It helps to capture things like this…
Despite my best intentions Noah still managed to get a very small burn (from the end of Isabelle’s sparkler) on his elbow. However he was easily consoled by the prospect of a new sparkler, he is not that easily deterred!
We had a lovely weekend with family and were glad they were here to share in the fun with us!
Did you do anything fun to celebrate Guy Fawkes? How do you feel about your kids and fireworks? Am I the only ‘helicopter Mum’ out there?
And in case you’re interested, here are a couple of photos from last year’s Guy Fawkes.