We’ve had a fun 4th of July weekend. Yesterday, we went to the 4th of July parade in Hinsdale for the 3rd year running (though missed our good friend Molly who moved to Pittsburgh and had always gone!) and a BBQ at our friend Edmund’s house. Today, we went to the beach with JAC (Jira, Alex, Clayton). In reality, the babes all had their moments of whiney-ness – but there was a lot of cuteness too.
Elliott: Seriously, Clayton, you wouldn’t believe it… the water is like 50 degrees. You should try it
Clayton: Yeah right couz….
I was trying to explain 4th of July to Natalie. The convo went something like this:
Me: The 4th of July is to celebrate the United States – that’s the country we live in – independence from England. England wasn’t the boss of the United States any more and people had more freedoms. Do you know what freedom is?
Me: For example, we have the freedom to go to church or not go to church. The freedom to go to a religious school or a non-religious school.
Natalie: Or a high school
Me: Yes, or a high school. We also have the freedom to go work or not work.
Natalie: Or to work in California. Or just go to work work. (She proceeded to talk about people and freedoms in other countries. I couldn’t exactly follow everything.)
I’d say, good first steps for understanding a complicated – but essential – concept like independence and freedom.
PS Jordan is responsible for uploading the few 4th of July pics we have.
In other breaking news from the Linville household, Elliott’s newest word is Croc – as in Crocs, the blue shoes Natalie wears all the time. I think that “Croc” has become the “kleenex” of “shoes” for him.