A Fireworks Story

27 Jun
Once upon a time there was a family of four who liked to purchase fireworks and let them off.

The father liked to let them off because it was his childhood dream.

The children liked to let them off because they are pretty and loud.

The mother liked to let them off because she’s a closet pyro.

Each year for the past three years the family would purchase fireworks and let them off before the Fourth of July. The first year it was just the parents and the children. The next year they invited four people, and the year after it was, again, only four extra participants who came to enjoy the fireworks.

The husband lived for this time of year. He loved saving up as much money as he could in order to let off tons of fireworks to leave the yard littered with debris.

This year, however, the husband and wife found that they had actually gotten out into the world a bit more, and decided that they would invite those few friends and family members who they were close to to share the pretty fireworks display. They discovered quickly, however, that people were more than willing to take them up on their offer.

The neighbors said that they would come.
The friends said that they would come.
The parents said that they would come.
The sister-in-law and her boyfriend said that they would come.
The brothers and their girlfriends said that they would come.

The wife suddenly realized, the day before they were to let the fireworks off, that people were planning on bringing things…snacks…desserts…even alcohol. Suddenly she looked around the garage and noticed how much of a disaster it had become: ladybugs scattered around the windows, a broken down vanity table, and tons of garbage littered the much-used garage. Suddenly she realized that she had no snacks on hand to feed her guests, not nearly enough fireworks, and enough work to do to keep her busy for the next week.

Today the wife finds herself in a bit of a panic, trying to figure out how much she can afford to spend on this impromptu party, and how well her husband will clean up the garage if she commands it (and how she can get him to not spend the entire stimulus package money on more fireworks).

Anyone got any ideas?!

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