It's not the noise. It's not really the crowds. It's only a little the staying up late.
The trouble with fireworks is that you have to get to the viewing venue early in the afternoon and then stay there all evening.
Ryan isn't yet at a stage where we can reliably stay in one place all day without a meltdown, a runaway, or a request to go home.
I know Ryan would love fireworks if we could just, you know, show up five minutes before they started blowing stuff up and then disappear when the show was over.
If arriving two hours beforehand were an option, we might, might, be able to get through that.
But that's never an option.