Jim had to work the 4th this year...too bad for him...good for the paycheck (love Holiday pay!)
The boys and I made the trek back to the old stompin' grounds for Winnebago's 4th of July parade.
We got there around 9:15 and it was already stupid hot! The parade started at 10 and the boys were pretty crabby....had to bribe them with jumping in Grandma's pool immediately after the parade!
Maybe next year I'll be smart enough to bring hats and sunglasses for them (at least I grabbed their water bottles!)
Has anyone else noticed a change in parades? Not everyone stood for the passing of all of the color guards and soldiers....what's up with that?!? Growing up that would get you a swift smack to the back of the head! As kids, we had strict rules Never to go into the street for candy....anything on the grass was fair game, but street candy was completely forbidden. You have no idea how many kids (and parents) in our section would run out in front of on coming floats to grab that last piece of candy. I don't know about you, but a tootsie roll is not something I'm willing to get smashed by a combine tire for!!! We used to make it early to all of the parades to get the prime seating. Not any more...nope...you can come as late as you want and then squeeze your tiny butt with short shorts and high heels right up front...and don't forget to practically go all Mardi Gras for a little bit more candy (major eye rolling as I type this...Corey's new thing is Let the angry Go, but man, this woman was lucky I didn't toss my flip flop at her!)
After the first swim and a quick lunch, my mom and dad set up a pinata...yeah...that's my mom for you...not like they got enough candy at a parade! But the kids did have fun and they beat the heck out of that rocket forever!