It was around 11:20 p.m. on a Friday night in our small town (less than 3000) in middle America. The peace of the night (and my newly found sleep) was shattered by fireworks. They lasted less than 10 minutes, but they were disruptive and loud, especially because they were not “in season.”
The law in our area is some fireworks are allowed in the weeks before and after Independence Day. Many fireworks are not allowed even then.
My children were all asleep in their beds. Have you ever had (many) kids wake up to loud noises (storms, sirens, squealing tires) and try to crawl into bed with you in the middle of the night? Would you call the police (on their non-emergency number) and report it? Or lay in bed praying silently for the people to stop before the kids wake up?