Friday Flashback is all about bringing to light some of my favorite posts from my archives to breathe new life into them. This is in honor of the fact that we plan on doing the exact same thing tomorrow. Summer really is grand. This was originally published in July 2008.
Recipe for a perfectly lovely 4th of July
Take a warm sunny day. Mix it with no plans until the evening. Pull out a fun little inflatable kiddie pool. Fill said pool with water, add kids, watch them splash and have fun for hours. Sit in chair under brand new garden umbrella purchased at the ‘Holy Shit We Have To Set Out The Back To School Crap Tomorrow’ 4th of July Sale at Target. Drink a beer or two with good friends while sharing a pack of really stale graham crackers. (Hey! Never said I was gunning for Hostess of the Year.)
When the kids are all pruney and slightly purple wrap everyone in warm towels and sit a while longer in the sun. Then dress the lot of ’em and bundle everyone into the car and head over the hills to grandmother’s house for burgers and hotdogs. End the day with lots of rambunctious family time; playing with cousins, dipping toes in the pool, rolling down the hill, and stuffing faces with brownies and grilled meat.
Then drive home a sleepy crew and tuck everyone into their beds, worn out from the fun, happy and secure in the knowledge that tomorrow we get to do most of it all over again. Summer, thy name is bliss.
Happy 4th of July everyone. I hope that you were all able to enjoy some quality time with your family and loved ones today. And maybe that you got a little brownie or watermelon.
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