In Search of Gender-Neutral Accoustically Appealing Fireworks...

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Every Independence Day, the kids take turns selecting which firework Chris will light next.  This is followed by oohs and ahhs until they get bored, go play, and chase lightening bugs.  Here are some highlights from this year...

Me (while watching a firework that Jude had selected and trying to maintain their attention): Wow! Look at that one, guys! Isn't it pretty?"
Jude: No! It's handsome.
Karenna: The ones I pick are pretty.  (Later, hearing the sounds of distant fireworks all around us...)  Why did they pick fireworks with a lot of noise but no one can see them?  That's stupid.

I didn't bother explaining that the fireworks are the same regardless of who picked them.  However, I did attempt to explain that the neighbors did pick fireworks they can see, but we were too far away too see them.

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