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Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #12: The Fourth, of course!

Thirteen Things about the Fourth, of course!

1. I spent a good portion of the evening afraid the cops would show up.
2. I spent the rest of the evening grateful we weren't at my house and that I didn't buy the fireworks.
3. The modern day celebration has nothing to do with our liberty and everything to do with a bunch of drunk guys who think they're cool playing with matches.
4. It is impossible to set off $1000 worth of fireworks in five hours, even with three men and several children lighting them.
5. After four hours of setting off fireworks, guys get bored.
6. One firework is not enough for guys. They must tape several together, add lighter fluid, and if they set the yard on fire, they get out the hose and start again.
7. Every member of the family was injured: That Man and I both fell down the stairs, the baby fell off a swing, and the cowgirl cracked her head open.
8. My head still hurts from being hit with firework shrapnel.
9. I got to teach That Man a new shortcut (world record! He's the one with all the shortcuts)
10. We painted the deck.
11. The adults spent an awful lot of time acting like kids, and the kids acting like adults.
12. That Man and I had an interesting parenting discussion about the hypocrisy of setting off illegal fireworks and trying to instill the value of obeying the law in our children- and HE (firework man himself) started it.
13. Even though I was forced to spend the whole evening with a couple dozen strangers, I actually had a good time.

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1 comment:

Heather Diane Tipton said...

Glad you had a good time anyway. LOL Sounds fun. Sorry you all hurt yourselves though.