Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Flag Counting

I will be hosting Wow Us Wednesday tomorrow but I know most of you will be out enjoying the holiday. That’s ok, I would be too if it wasn’t 110 degrees here! We’ll celebrate at night; all set up in my driveway to watch the fireworks show that will be just a few blocks away with crafts and rootbeer floats. Now a short story.
I was driving two of my granddaughters to a Fourth of July program at church. We were using mom’s car that has a drop down DVD player that I refuse to use whenever I am chauffeuring the kids around. I would rather talk to the kids; tell stories, sing songs, do anything but have them watch that thing in the car too.
So we were on our way to the Fourth of July program and to engage the kids I said we should count American flags on the way since there would be a lot of them out right now being close to the Fourth of July and all. They do know what an American flag looks like so I thought I would talk to them about what the Fourth of July means starting with asking them what they thought it meant. They said the typical things kids would say; fireworks, red white and blue, BBQ’s and swimming, parades and so on. Of course that was not the answer I was looking for. So I asked again and told them to think about it a little harder. Silence, then the oldest spoke up “Oh! I know! That’s when Ice Age 4 (the movie) comes out!” Yes I laughed.

(Sigh) I now have a new reason to dislike that DVD player in the car. Happy Fourth of July everyone!
What are your Fourth of July plans?



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9 comments:

  1. No big plans here - fly the flag, remember what it means, and enjoy the day. There are 850,000 expected visitors to the state so the one thing we do is stay off the highways and byways where you can find your self in an interstate parking lot. Happy 4th to you.

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    1. Wow! That's a lot of people, I think I would stay home too. Seems the weather here is cooling down so we may head out with the grandkids to have some fun after all.

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  2. Spending a quiet day at home. Making Chicago style hot dogs for dinner.

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    1. I love a quiet day at home. dogs for dinner are great :)

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  3. Just staying home and trying to keep the cats from freaking out completely! In our city fireworks are legal for 3 very long days. On a normal evening we hear the fireworks at Disneyland at 9:30 every night and the cats don't even "hear" them anymore but when all the neighbors around you start setting them off it is another thing! It does make it easy to just step outside and look up -- they will be everywhere tonight. And Twiggy, Twursula and Shebee will all be hiding under one of the beds. Hope you have a wonderful 4th!

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    1. How did the cats do? I can't imagine the fireworks every night, I never thought about the neighborhoods close to Disneyland.

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  4. LOL ice age 4

    cracked me up!

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    1. for sure, you never know what will come out of a childs mouth ;)

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  5. Hurray for you for resisting our national screen addiction. I try, too. We have never had a DVD player in our car. I have only one TV in my house, and I almost never watch it, although I did finally give in and start watching Downton Abbey.

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