Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Favorite Day: Fourth of July

When I told my husband that the Fourth of July is my favorite holiday, he scoffed.

"Ummm, I don't think so. There is no way you love any holiday more than Christmas."

That might be true. I added the disclaimer that the Fourth of July is my favorite first half of the year holiday. He was okay with that.

See. All spirited out!

Why is Fourth of July awesome? Parades! Food! Family! Hotter than hell heat! More food and of course, FIREWORKS! 

My husband, King of Blowing Stuff Up, sent me a tragic text this morning. 

"I don't think I want to do fireworks this year." When I relayed this message to a friend, she responded "Why does he hate America?" I replied with the Chinese flag emoji and declared that he is a Communist. 

After a little urging, I convinced him to indeed blow some stuff up, just a smaller amount than previous years which makes me (and our checkbook) happy. 

I really do love the 4th. Our neighbors all hang out together in a driveway and chat. There is just something about that day, where *most* people are off work and have plans for fun family and friend activities for the day. I dress in my Old Navy Patriotic shirt and set the DVR to record the Boston Pops and fireworks displays in NYC and Washington DC.

The 4th is fun. And for an "'MMMMERICA!" person like me, I love it even more because I can say with complete honesty that I thank my lucky stars to be born in this country. We aren't perfect. We have flaws but when I hear tales of other places and the freedom that they lack, I kiss the ground I walk on. I'm not ashamed of my patriotism and I'm not ashamed to shout from the rooftops that I am proud to be an American. 

I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th of July!

1 comment:

M said...

I'm the friend! Lol