Is there a better way to honor the Founding Fathers than by telling Fourth of July dad jokes? Probably. But just humor us.
Fourth of July
Parents have a responsibility to teach their children how to acknowledge the past, live in the present, and prepare a future for the generations to come. Every child who understands that this Fourth of July is one more person to keep the real American Dream alive.
There was one final step. We had to make sure the grill would light. My father and I determined we would light a match, throw it in, and turn the knob at the same time. And pray.
The Fourth of July may be a time for celebration, but it is the morning after that makes America a thing worth celebrating.
What stars shine and fade and shine again in the sky; warming upturned faces with the glow of patriotism? Why, those would be fireworks. I hate fireworks.
I want to run from my responsibilities as a parent because the “Terrible Twos” are real and they’re frightening as hell. Then the guilt sets in.