Tonight I had my first major FAIL with our 5 year old since we began this journey.
Let me start at the beginning:
It's 4th of July today. This is one of my favorite holidays. Birthdays are #1, but as far as actual holidays goes...
2. 4th of July
3. Valentine's Day
Also, my husband is a huge history buff, which means we love the holiday, but also the meaning behind it all! So, as you can see, it's a big deal to us.
Every year we go to the big, Independence Day Parade. Our house is on the historic end of town, which means the parade route is at the front of our subdivision. So each year that we've lived at this house we get up early, put on our red, white and blue, and we drive up the street. When our kids are bigger we will probably walk or ride our bikes, but for now driving is best.
The kids collect stickers from city representatives, candy from Boy Scouts & dance as the marching bands come by. It's perfect!
Usually after the parade, we head home for lunch. Then the plan is to swim... somewhere!
After swimming, we BBQ with family and head for the park to watch fireworks. Yes, FIREWORKS! You know, those big booming multicolored explosions? You know, those things that even a calm person can feel in their chest. Right! So, we did that.
We also forgot the noise-canceling headphones.
I think you can all imagine what happened from there. Screaming, crying chaos.
We made it through with his head in my chest & a blanket over his ears, but that little monkey will be enjoying fireworks from the comfort of Grammy's big back window next year.
Hope you all survived the 4th with your crew!
I am a mommy of SEVEN (yes 7) beautiful kids! They are amazing, wonderful, hilarious & the greatest babies I could ask for! I am married to my best friend & high school sweetheart, Michael.
I love to craft. I love to decorate. I am passionate about natural living & natural birthing. Sometimes I write stuff. I plan parties like my life depended on it. My favorite color is pink. My house is definitely NOT taupe. I typically cannot keep plants alive. I am only allowed to have dogs as pets because all others tend to have the same end result as the plants. Luckily my track record with kids is pretty good! Also, I drink a lot of coffee. And I really like tacos.