Another in our ongoing series: What We Did This Summer.
One of my favorite parts of living in small town America is the fact that for a dollar, you and your child can march in the Fourth of July Children’s Parade. Some decorating of your vehicle of choice is required, of course, but as I am a minimalist by nature when it comes to these sorts of things, we usually make do with a few red, white, and blue flowers and a handcrafted flag on my daughter’s tricycle.
The tricycle is red, as is her helmet, so slap a blue shirt and white shorts on that girl and we’re ready to ride down our town’s Main Street in style, my husband’s video camera whirling nearly as quickly as my little girl’s feet.
A promenade around the bandstand on the town’s common, a frozen lemonade from the local ice cream truck, and a proud preschooler picking up her Everyone’s a Winner ribbon from a doting Children’s Librarian Turned Parade Organizer and it’s time to go home and rehydrate before returning to the common to watch the town’s other parade that evening.