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Dreamlights Fireflies in a Jar

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Like Eliot’s J. Alfred Prufrock, “I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker.” But what I rarely get to see flickering is an actual firefly. Where are all the fireflies? Still in hiding from the Bush administration(s)? Well, while Dreamlights Fireflies will never truly approximate the sweet experience of seeing a flying insect whose butt lights up (and believe me, your child will never want to stop talking about incandescent nether regions), this frosty little jar of glowing LED “fireflies” will surely be a hit for those nights when an outdoor adventure just isn’t possible. Or take it along as a lantern on evening hikes and picnics. Settle in with the kids and sing some campfire favorites (no, we’re not talking In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida here, people–different kind of campfire), and enjoy the twinkly luminescence of the sweet little faux-flies. Now ask your kid to spell luminescence. As she starts off, throw the jar in her direction and remind her that fireflies are a symbol of fun, whimsy and laissez-faire attitudes. We don’t have spelling quizzes while watching the fireflies, kiddos. We sip our Shiraz (or juice box) and think back to the good old days, when summer meant sleeping in til noon and watching the OJ Simpson trial.

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