Saturday, July 5, 2008

First Freedoms

The observance of July Fourth provided heretofore unprecedented liberties for our six-year-old twins.

The freedom to go near the stove...

To use as much sugar as desired...

To operate heavy machinery (in the form of an ice cream maker)...

To play with fire...

To cross the borders (into the neighbors' backyard)...


Perhaps most notably, the freedom from the oppressive tyranny of a parentally imposed 8pm bedtime (the fireworks display scheduled to follow the minor league baseball game was delayed due to a 14 inning game. We weren't in bed 'til July 5th...)

In honor of our founding fathers -- and mothers -- no behavioral expectation without representation...at least on this Independence Day.
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6 comments:

Tracy said...

Looks like a fun day! I hope that you didn't pay for it on the 5th...but I suppose what's one day? Everybody deserves the right to pursue happiness, and for some all it takes is a patriotic cake, some sparklers, and ice cream. Works for me!

TONYA said...

I see there was also the freedom to sport tattoos ha ha. Too cute. Love the cake they made. Well done kids.

surcie said...

That looks like fun! We pretty much just swatted at ravenous mosquitos. Does that sound festive or what?

Kelsey said...

What an awesome day!

Deanna said...

Looks like it was a WONDERFUL day...loved seeing all the pictures of them!!

Manic Mom said...

Homemade ice cream & you didn't call me. I will forgive you this once because we were camping. Maybe you did call & I just wasn't home to answer. Right??