Our nation's birthday. It's a wonderful thing to be celebrating, even if we are a young country. We take a moment to remember what makes us a great nation, as we watch the fireworks light up the sky. Unless you're a parent with young kids.
That's right, I never minded the 4th and the celebrations that go along with it until I became a mom. For the past two years I've had a child that could easily been named worst sleeper. So any noise puts me on edge. I even skulk around my own home so you can imagine what the 4th is like. Or if you're in my neighborhood...the 2nd, 3rd and 5th as well.
The weekend that leads up to the 4th is a good one with picnics, grilling, the beach. So while you're out there enjoying the day and it turns to night...say a little prayer for the parents that are at home. That are praying the booming outdoors doesn't wake the kids!