However once it started, all was forgiven.
The party we were going to was cancelled due to rain, and the fireworks didn't happen. We were going to drive up on a bluff and watch the ones downtown, but the littles were asleep by 8pm and there was no keeping them awake. I guess I should be thankful the neighborhood pyromaniacs didn't wake them up.
Oh well, even indoor popsicles on the 4th of July are a good thing!