STFU Parents: Parents Who Get Explosively Angry About Fourth Of July Fireworks Need To Chill

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1. “Lite” Complaining 









Jessica’s version of complaining is right on the line of acceptability. She’s tolerant of fireworks until 10pm (despite the fact that it doesn’t get fully dark until around 9pm, when most city fireworks shows begin), and she acknowledges that fireworks have some positive attributes. Good on Jessica. That said, who cares about Jessica’s child? Not me. Not her neighbors. Not anyone, really. It’s the Fourth of July! How about keeping the kid up late and sharing the beautiful and fabulous fun with him? Even if children are too young to appreciate fireworks now, exposure can help them appreciate them* later. *Not that everyone needs to appreciate fireworks, but I’d rather have a kid who’s obsessed with a light show than a kid who’s screaming bloody murder every year.

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