Holidays are great fun. There's family and food, time away from work, and maybe even time for a ballgame or an art fair. What could be better?
Well - the best thing is to come out the other side of the holiday in one piece. That's especially true when it comes to the Fourth of July. Fireworks are spectacular to watch. The never-ending surprise as the sky bursts into dazzling reds, blues, and yellows is terrific. Kids and adults are universal gaspers, filled with sheer delight.
Every year thousands of people are treated at the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries. Over 30 percent of these injuries are caused by illegal or homemade fireworks. Hardly worth saving a couple dollars to risk blowing your finger off.
So, go ahead - enjoy the Fourth and all it has to offer. Fireworks included. But, use your head and put safety first.
Have a fabulous Fourth - regular blogs will begin again on the 7th.To learn more about fireworks safety, see this from The National Council on Fireworks Safety.