It’s the Fourth of July today. Independence Day. The day is one of my favorite holidays. It’s in the summer, is notorious with a big barbeque, practically every city in America has a parade, and - my personal favorite - a big fireworks show. Really, what’s not to love about fireworks?
What I love most about the holiday is the laid-back - have another beer - let the kids run around -throw another hot dog on the grill - attitude of the holiday. It’s not like Thanksgiving where you can be slaving away in the kitchen for the entire day. I can do Independence Day. Hot dogs, hamburgers, store bought macaroni salad, fresh watermelon. That’s my idea of a good time. And while many counties in California has banned fireworks this year due to the 1000 wildfires in our state, we’ll still have hours of fun with the Slip N’ Slide and Super Soaker.
So here is to a guilt-free Independence Day. Let the kids have another popsicle, sit down in your lawn chair, enjoy the parade, and relish in the Fourth of the July.
Just take a TUMS after that second hot dog. Believe me, you’ll be thanking me later.