Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day.  Yes, today.  July 2.

Wait… I’m confused.  I thought it was July 4.

So… Here’s a little history lesson and a little more.

On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee from Virginia proposed this resolution to the 2nd Continental Congress.  Lee’s resolution declared:

“That these United Colonies are, and of right out to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; that measures should be immediately taken for procuring the assistance of foreign powers, and a Confederation be formed to bind the colonies more closely together.” Continue reading “Happy Independence Day”

Almost Summer

As May is coming to a close and Memorial Day is just around the corner, we start to get a little excited about summer.  I still remember when I was a kid and counting the days to the end of school.  This was before summer jobs and other responsibilities.  Summer was just spent having fun, playing, and getting into trouble.  Continue reading “Almost Summer”

Don’t Stand Here

Having four kids, I get to go to lots of activities and events… lots of them.  I’m a people watcher.  I love to sit back and observe other people, especially other parents.  I have learned a great deal of my parenting by watching other parents.  I learn what works and what doesn’t.  I also learn a lot about people as I watch and observe.  One of the things that never ceases to amaze me, especially at the many kids events I have attended recently, is the large number of parents that do not think the rules apply to them. Continue reading “Don’t Stand Here”