She and I were scurrying about, screaming, and holding our heads. Her bratty brother! I now think back at what he was doing and cringe. He was shooting bottle rocket fireworks at us!
With the July 4th holiday this week, I had a flashback to my youth when I saw this infographic by H&R Block. I knew bottle rockets were dangerous, but….
My surprise…I don’t know about you, but when I was a little girl, I LOVED playing with the sparklers, the ONLY firework I enjoyed. When I saw this infographic, I hadn’t thought about the burn hazards from the hot temperatures of a sparkler.
I’ve even recently seen weddings that use sparklers as a going away.
What happened to rice & birds seed?
After researching the minimum standards for residential foster homes in Texas, I found that weapons, firearms, and explosive materials (such as fireworks) are generally permitted, however, with some specific restrictions:
If you allow explosive materials or “toys that explode or shoot“, you must develop and enforce a policy identifying specific precautions to ensure children do not have unsupervised access to them, including:
- Locked storage made of strong, unbreakable material;
- A determination that it is appropriate for a specific child to use the “toys that explode or shoot”; and
- The child must be directly supervised by a qualified adult.
With city ordinances, and especially the probability of grass fires, we really haven’t used fireworks in the past few years.