Bonding over Fireworks with Tatch

So today was a fluke. I managed to get online. My application was more or less done and being reviewed by a friend, so I decided to sneak online for a wee bit to help my niece, Nikki, with some running around. I had managed to convince her to move to Bay City, so thought I would make myself somewhat available to help close the deal with one of the realtors in the area.

Once the deed was done, I tried to sneak off back to RL, but was stopped by a call from one of my kiddie buddies, Mari, inviting me to her summer fireworks extravaganza.

Being as I’d not really hung out with Bay City folks in a while (due to my RL studying), I thought I’d put a sock in my plans for an OITNB marathon.

Earlier in the week, I’d met my brother’s son – Tatch. What a lovely little friendly boy!

I decided to call him to see if he was free! He does like things that go BOOM, so I figured if he was awake and free, it’d be a sure bet. It was.

In a moment, he was there and we sat down to watch the amazing display of lights, rockets, smokey explosions and sparks.

There was music by GoSpeed Racer, and everyone was in great spirits.

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There were some other kids there. I even spotted another little friend of mine, Skippy.

Tatch sat by me, amazing at the demonstration.

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I let him have cotton candy and ginger ale. Yes, a lot of sugar, but it was a Saturday so that’s okay.

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After all the fun, I took him home safely.

 

He saw me to the door, and was sure to lock up behind me.

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What a lovely night to get to bond with my nephew.

I really can’t wait for him and Taelor to meet. I really think they’re gonna like each other.

😀

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