Thursday, July 02, 2009

Bang-on fireworks noise solution: Bop away the blasts

Ranger is no fan of fireworks. The sounds make him want to hide (which, when I think about it, is a perfectly reasonable reaction to explosions).

Last year, Uncle Punk suggested a novel diversion from the local pyrotechnics, even more loud noise. We cranked up the Ramones and danced until we were too tired to care what sounds might emanate from the neighborhood.

This year, we'll shake up the noisy playlist.

What loud kid friendly tunes do you suggest?


Nutmeg said...

Maybe it's just my kid (2.5), but he really enjoyed his first listen of Led Zepplin last week. He was wiggling throughout dinner. Black dog is nice and loud.

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

i wish the fireworks didn't go on for a month or so...i could handle one evening of it! first we have the pre- 4th excitement fireworks, then the holiday, and finally the fireworks are sold on, until next month we will be blaring kid music at night.

AJ said...

What time do fireworks start in your community? What time is bedtime?

Our sunset is around 8:50 p.m. with twilight officially over at 9:25 p.m., but most home-shot (and city-shot) fireworks occur 10 to 11 p.m. Funny, I do *not* remember staying up to start at 10 p.m. when I was a kid.

Anyhow, my kids are in bed by 7 p.m., so it's actually quite an effort to expose them to fireworks. This year we watched Milo and Otis instead, which was traumatic enough for my 5-year-old.

As for music, anything played loud is fine as long as the kid enjoys it and will dance around to it.

adrienne said...

8 PM bedtime.

Home fireworks start around 6, dance until 8:00 and everyone sleeps soundly despite the fact they carry on late into the night.

momsomniac said...

We love Justin Roberts. Kids music that makes parents laugh. "Meltdown" is best played loud.