Tuesday, July 05, 2011


This Fourth of July SPARKED a lot of questions for me. It was my first time to celebrate this holiday and I was left, well, confused.

Is it mandatory to wear red, white, and blue? It seems Hannah, Grant, and I were all required to adorn ourselves in this fashion. . .and then to take countless pictures.

What's the point of headbands?

When someone says, "smile!" before taking a picture, should I, like Grant, pretend to have a major overbite?

Or, is it necessary to cock my head to the side like my sister?

Or, do I do both?

Better yet, is it necessary to take so many pictures of us? Mommy should know it is impossible to have us all looking at the camera at the same time.

However, I would like to point out my camera readiness.

Of greater importance, what's up with sitting outside until it gets dark, only to be further irritated by a steady DOWNPOUR of rain, only to be FURTHER FURTHER irritated by bright lights with loud booming noises while sitting in Mommy's wet lap under a wet blanket.

AND, why IN THE WORLD did Mommy think I'd actually like to sit still in her lap, in the rain, in the dark, and watch those bright lights that followed the loud booms?

BEST YET, why didn't WE have an umbrella? A raincoat? A hat?

Can you tell me where I can get one?

These are just some of my questions regarding this, this, well...holiday.

I hope YOU had a happy Fourth of July.

I just had a Fourth of July, minus the happy.


Sarah and Phil said...

Little Kate is so stinkin' cute! Such a great combination of you and John. Love those blue eyes!

Courtney said...

again, laughed out loud, so funny Jess. adorable headband, Kate is so beautiful!!!

Natalie said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and have really enjoyed reading it! Love how you write from the kids' perspectives. My mom actually has a parenting blog as well: www.parentforward.blogspot.com, you should check it out when you have a chance. I just signed up to follow your blog as well. Very funny and witty!

Best- Natalie