Last night we went along with other family members to the Bribie Island Celebration and fireworks. Kai (5 yr old) was keen to see the fireworks, but Charlie (3 yr old) had been scared by the noise at his last firework experience and was not so keen. But he consented to sit on Gran's lap. We watched the first session at 8 pm, from a way back along the beach. Charlie coped beautifully. But both wanted to see more.
The only thing to do was wait till the 12 am session. They waited, dozed, played, and finally it was time. Again we waited on the beach a little further from the "bangs". And again both were fine. As we walked back to the cars Charlie asked could he see the fireworks again next year, and "can I sit on your lap again please Gran." Seems like I have a date for next New Year.
But of course I couldnt take any pics of the fireworks to show.