Turtle vs Tank Firework War 2013

Tomorrow, I go to war.

…Okay, I can only use that cheesy one-liner so many years in a row. BUT IT JUST SEEMS SO APPROPRIATE. Anywhozers, tomorrow marks the…uh…well, it’s been at least ten years so… tomorrow marks the at least ten years anniversary of the traditional Tank vs. Turtle War my dad and I partake in. It all started back in the day when I was a wee lass and came up with the BRILLIANT (and completely safe) idea that Pops and I should go head-to-head in a bloody, ruthless and highly flammable battle…with fireworks.

Being the responsible parent he is, he accepted my challenge, and the rest is history.

Generally the two of us make our way to various fireworks stands around town, but because he’s still recovering from surgery I chose and brought home his allies for him (I maaaaay or may not have sabotaged them) and because he can’t bend down to light the fuses, things will be ran a little different this year, but it’s still going to be SO much fiery awesomeness.

Per tradition, we’ve taken over my mom’s dining room table (which is causing her great anxiety) and have laid out the battlefield:

FW1

Dad’s stuff is on the left, mine is on the right!

FW2

FW3

If you can’t picture the shenanigans going down in your head, here’s a video of one our infamous battles from two years ago:

What are you doing tomorrow? Any crazy traditions you care to share? 😀

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  • Douglas Reiner

    kool, very creative. nice job 😀

    • britt5091

      Thanks duder! 🙂

  • Derrick Daarud

    This is such a hilarious tradition that I am glad you are keeping up despite the circumstance, It is very sweet of you to supply the enemy with his troops but if you think that just because they are under your employ that they will just roll over and die for you, your underestimating the mercenary spirit of the fireworks XD. When I was a kid in Oregon I always loved setting up huge shows with fireworks but I always hounded my Mom’s boyfriend to take me to Washington to get some bottle rockets. What I am saying is that people in Washington know how to blow things up and that this tradition of yours warms my heart place with the joy of my inner pyromaniac boy. I wish your Dad a swift recovery and your family a Happy 4th of July!

    • britt5091

      Hahahahaha! “…but if you think that just because they are under your employ that they will just roll over and die for you, your underestimating the mercenary spirit of the fireworks”

      Thank you so much Derrick! Come to WA and let’s blow shit uupppppppppppppp! Have a good one! <3

  • Abraham

    That’s just plain AWESOME! I don’t have anything special besides cook/grill extra/special food, and watch Fireworks. but Turtle VS Tank War sounds AMAZING!

    • britt5091

      Thank yooou! We had so much fun!