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wow wow wow

July 5th, 2005 · 2 Comments

What my two-year-old said last night while watching fireworks for the first time.

I was tired from a long day of parade and picnic, legs aching, but it was worth staying up late so I could hold Elisabeth in my lap and hear her say “wow wow wow” as the colored lights burst across the darkness.

Fireworks don’t last long. Look away for a moment and you’ll miss the arcs of bright against black. You’ll miss the brilliance and beauty. Parenting has its own ephemeral moments of fireworks, brilliance and beauty that can be easily missed if I’m not looking and listening closely, if I’m not willing to hold a wiggly toddler in my lap at the end of a long day and listen to her wow wow wow….

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  • 1 Lei // Jul 5, 2005 at 9:21 am

    How lovely! I wonder why my toddler isn’t so wow’d by fireworks? The first time he saw fireworks at the stroke of midnight 2005, he couldn’t wake up enough to enjoy it. He got a chance to watch fireworks again a couple of months later for lunar new year around 10 p.m. After a few minutes, he said he wanted to go to bed. Maybe next year….

  • 2 jenny // Jul 14, 2005 at 11:06 pm

    so preccious:)

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