Monday, 5 November 2007

Remember, remember...

"Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason Why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot."

We took the Podlings to their first fireworks display on Saturday. Tom thought it was wonderful. Held in Daddy's arms, he gazed with open-mouthed delight at the beautiful display of light and colour. Quickly catching on from the other children in the crowd, he was soon calling out "Hooray!" (well, actually it was "Hooway") with every bang. Lily on the other hand, was less impressed. She didn't mind the quiet fireworks, but was quite upset by the loud noises and buried her head in my shoulder, often crying with the loudest bangs. I think she'll enjoy it more next year. She was still a bit too young to go this year really, but we didn't want Tom to miss out.

It wasn't all bad for Lily though. As a treat, we took them to McDonald's for tea before the display and Lily had her first beefburger. Does it make me a bad mother, giving my daughter a beefburger at the tender age of 17 months?! Bad mother, or not, Lily loved it, so at least she enjoyed some of the evening's entertainment!

Lily's first burger

(I should probably point out that the fireworks photo is just a random picture from the Internet, not one from the display we went to!)

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