After my sister returned to the hospital to spend the balance of the evening with my Mom, I returned on I-71 to my brother’s where I am currently staying. All around me, as I traversed Hamilton County, I could see — and hear — fireworks and regretted that I would miss seeing them this year.
But, I was eager to return here so I could enjoy the leftovers from my brother’s Independence Day party. Just as I was about to get the food out of the fridge, my brother invite me to join him on his front porch as he watched the fireworks. We saw an amazing display just over the trees in the neighboring subdivision.
My sister-in-law soon joined us downstairs to tell us that her son, the youngest PatriotNephewWest, was watching from his bathroom and was offering most interesting commentary. Apparently frightened by the sound, he had retreated inside as soon as the show had started.
Following her upstairs, I joined my nephew and his maternal Grandma and heard the best color commentary on a fireworks display I have ever heard. This adorable and intelligent two-year-old called this one, “awesome,” that one “amazing,” another “spectacular” (at least that was what it sounded like he was trying to say–he gave each word his own unique pronunciation). A few were so overwhelming him that all he could do was say, “Wow.”
After the grand finale, he said, “all done,” then concluded, “that’s a wrap,” causing my sister-in-law to wonder where her son had learned that expression.
And making his uncle feel very lucky that he got to spend this Independence Day in his hometown.