Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Day, My Sweet Land of Liberty!

So, I know the 4th of July is really in celebration of America gaining its independence from Britain (hence, the reason Will calls today Good Riddance Day - still bitter, ya think?)... and while I'm super appreciative that the first Americans fought so hard to create this fabulous nation...

I'm really in it for the fireworks, which we have a bunch of, all ready to be lit tonight!
Wooo hooo! Hurray for legal fireworks in Texas!

I welcomed the day by marching around the living room, singing uplifting, falsetto renditions of You're A Grand Old Flag and My Country Tis of Thee - and then, so Will wouldn't feel left out, I followed them up with a God Save the Queen chaser. It's a good song for my British/American hybrids to know, I think.

Gracie and Annelie just stared at me like I was nuts and then started singing B-I-N-G-O - which Gracie sings like this: There was a farmer had a dog - E-I- E-I -O... and then she gets confused, and pauses for a while before breaking into the B (clap) I (clap) N (clap) G (clap) O (clap) part.

Patriotic songs are a little lost on my kids, who have no idea what the difference between Abilene, Texas, California, America, England, Wales and London is. And, as I'm fairly tone-deaf and far from a pop-star, my kids were more than happy for me to stop the racket.

Oh well. At least they'll have the fireworks to remember the occasion.

Happy Independence Day, America!

xoxo,

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Good Riddance Day...that's pretty funny. Yes, a little bitter! Have fun with your fireworks! We're heading to the beach tonight for ours!

Jessica (Hey Lola) said...

Man...I want to come hang out at your house! Everybody here just looks at me like I'm crazy when I start singing.

Karen Faulkner said...

Personally, I always think it's a good strategy to leave your kids wondering if you're a little bit nuts. It's worked for me, so far. Happy 4th!

AlyGatr said...

Wow, how many hundred more years have to pass before the bitterness ends?? I can't wait to set off our nice and legal pyrotechnics. With the drought we're lucky to be able to do any. The next town over banned them altogether.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Hope you had a grand time! We love the legal fireworks too! ( they weren't when I was a kid, probably for the best ;)

Happy 4th!

Whimsical Creations said...

Hope you guys had a great time. Fireworks are illegal here in NY. That and I am married to the man who hates sparklers....I really wanted to do sparklers.

=D

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