06 July 2011

Fourth of July, Mommy's favorite holiday

It occurred to me on Monday, after hanging two different strands of Fourth of July lights, and making 20 garlands out of crepe paper, and teaching the girls how to make them, and decorating Mark's bike with same, and painting the kids' faces, and going to a parade, and tattooing the kids' AND my own arms with temporary flag tattoos, and buying the girls flag-themed flip flops, and further hanging stars-and-stripes paper lanterns, and making a ridiculous fajita dinner for some good friends, and baking for the 5th time in a week just so we could have red cupcakes on Independence Day ... that maybe, just maybe, this is how other people feel about Christmas. And now I kind of get it. And I mean, I kind of get Christmas.

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