We took DD (2.5 yrs) to see our town's fireworks show last night. We had found great seats in this nearby park, not too crowded, perfect view. We were also close enough that the fireworks were very loud.
Two minutes into the show, DD is covering her eyes and saying she doesn't like fireworks. She didn't get upset, she just covered her eyes and refused to look at them. So, we got out of there and drove home. On the way home, I started telling her that she was pretty brave to not get upset even if she was feeling scared. She said the fireworks were bad, and angry, and eventually we figured out she thought the fireworks were mad at her because they were so loud. Poor kid, I found myself saying that the fireworks aren't mad, they just don't know any better than to be loud.