Monday, July 4, 2011

The Real Reason We Declared Our Independence

Few people know the real reason America fought for it's Independence from Great Britain way back in the 1770's.

Taxation without representation?  Important sure, but not the issue that really stuck in the craw of the colonists. Actually, I have it on good authority it was because King George III declared there would be absolutely NO kid parades.

It's only because we, as a collective people, rose up in revolt all those years ago and declared "You're not the boss of us!" that countless parents  can now get up early on the 4th of July and walk patriotically though the streets next to their rolling children.

Today we celebrated our right to have kid parades, and had a lot of fun doing it too!

Ready to ride.

Plenty of sun for the parade

It was a bit crowded at times

For my next trick, I will jump 20 barrels and a bus.

Happy 4th of July US readers! So tell me how did you spend your holiday?  Did you partake in any parades, or fireworks?


Jack said...

Evel Knievel looks like he is having a good time. Happy 4th.

Homemaker Man said...

With the most American celebration of all. We shopped, baby!

BloggerFather said...

By the way, I totally mentioned Luke to my wife today, saying it was time to stop fighting our kid to use the pedals on his 3-wheeler, and move straight to 2.

Also, awesome everything to do with these pictures!

Slamdunk said...

Looks like a great time and panda had the best seat in the house.

We enjoyed watching the fireworks in a field behind our house with many of the other neighbors. You can't beat the commute.

Michael said...

Love it. Great photos and sentiment, James. Ours was great, too, per my response to your comment on my blog. Have a good week!

Idaho Dad said...

We blowed stuff up!

Before that, though, my daughter marched with the Girl Scouts in the city's 4th of July Parade.

Then we played horseshoes, BBQ'd five different kinds of meat, and drank lots of iced tea.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Jack - I hope we don't have the broken bones that Evel had.

@Homemakerman - You're so patriotic.

@BloggerFather - Cool. Let me know how it goes.

@Slamdunk - Sounds like the perfec spot.

@Michael - Thanks man. Glad you had a great one.

@Idahodad - you sir, are 100% American. Sounds ideal.