did every one have a good 4th?

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did every one have a good 4th?

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Did every one have a safe 4th?

My kids and I had a good 3 day weekend.
07/05/2011
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Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Well, so far, no one has shot off any fireworks in our neighborhood. So that's good. Of course, fireworks have been banned because of the fire danger, and anyone caught shooting them would be arrested. However, that doesn't guarantee that fools won't do it anyway.

But as of now, hubby, I and all of our critters are still safe and sound. YAY!
07/05/2011
Acorn Acorn
I had a great 4th with my wife! We tried to see fireworks but there weren't any big shows around us. Some locals shot some from the street, though.
07/05/2011
Noira Celestia Noira Celestia
Mine was okay, mostly non eventful. I've had this horrible headache half the day and that is really making it not as good as it could be. Didn't really do much though. We didn't even make dinner.
07/05/2011
onehotmomma onehotmomma
No. Not until tonight when all the fireworks started, lol. Some mean lady ruined my kids day, and there is nothing more heartbreaking than hear your toddler say he's sad all freakin day because of what some old lady did. My day was spent trying to cheer him up, and we didn't achieve that until all the big booms started going.
07/05/2011
Dusk Dusk
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
Well, so far, no one has shot off any fireworks in our neighborhood. So that's good. Of course, fireworks have been banned because of the fire danger, and anyone caught shooting them would be arrested. However, that doesn't guarantee that ...
Lucky, people have been shooting them off in mine and not only are we under a burn ban AND they're illegal in our county, we have a major drought so I'm surprised nothing's caught fire yet.

It was my dad's birthday so we took him out to dinner and such
07/05/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Apart from (anticipated) parking lot exit stupidity after a ball game, I had a fabulous day.
07/05/2011
Maeby Maeby
We had a great day cooking out, drinking, and watching fireworks with friends!
07/05/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Aside from an accident involving my husband's work boots and my big toenail, I had a very safe 4th. Saw 3 fireworks displays, 1 parade, and got to hang out with a lot of great friends.
07/05/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Went to a decent BBQ/LARP get together on Sat. I lost the ring Cyn gave me a couple years ago. There was a HUGE power outage in Detroit metro and I almost got into 3 accidents because the lights were out at night.

There was a huge dumpster fire at my apartment complex (3 trucks) and my roomie had a load of clothes stolen out of the dryer in the laundry room.

All in all, this weekend kinda sucked!
07/05/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
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Originally posted by married with children
Did every one have a safe 4th?

My kids and I had a good 3 day weekend.
We don't celebrate the 4th of July here in Canada so it was just a regular day for me. We did enjoy Canada Day on the 1st though.
07/05/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
We had a BBQ with some friends, and took off to watch the fireworks from the lawn of the church near the meadow where they have the local "Fair." Going into the Fair, and sitting on the banks of the pond where they shoot the fireworks is something we always used to do. But, the crowds have got so big, it takes forever to get out of there and, honestly, since they allow this horrible band to play all DURING the fireworks (crappy renditions of old Journey songs and Bruce Springsteen stuff, with some Boston thrown in for bad measure) I can't sit too close any more.

So, we sit on the lawn of the church about 1 or 2 blocks from the meadow. We get in and out quickly. The show was a little shorter than usual, but as most of the villages are out of money, they did a GREAT job. It was a beautiful firework show. This town always puts on a great one.

Sadly, again, the people we were going to go with "couldn't&quo t; because their 3 year old "didn't get a nap." I mean, WTF? These people don't do ANYTHING that might interrupt this kid's nap or sleep schedule, and it irritates the crap outta me. Kids miss naps! The Fourth of July and good fireworks are something every child should experience and he has NEVER seen fireworks, with one exception in his life, because "It's late, he'll get crabby." UG, there are ways to deal with crabby toddlers other than to MISS exciting opportunities for FUN!

We took our kids to see fireworks every single year, even when our oldest was only 3 weeks old. If toddlers are "getting crabby" (and really, usually the fireworks are so interesting they will be distracted by them) you sit the kid in your lap or in the stroller, tell them they may NOT cry and whine and....they do what you say. Or they go to sleep. At least that's how its always worked in our house. We've NEVER missed a social event because one of my kids had a written-in-stone bedtime or because "she missed her nap and will be crabby." *SIGH* My kids were not angels by a long shot, but we had some basic control over them. I'd no sooner let one of them ruin someone's holiday than I'd....change a diaper in the dining room...during dinner. I'm gonna shut up now.

Off soap box.
07/05/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Went to a decent BBQ/LARP get together on Sat. I lost the ring Cyn gave me a couple years ago. There was a HUGE power outage in Detroit metro and I almost got into 3 accidents because the lights were out at night.

There was a huge dumpster ...
I'm sorry. That sounds awful. I hope no one was hurt in the fire.
07/05/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Saturday I went to see Bitch play at a music festival. Sunday I took a great nap. Yesterday I went shopping for a new computer (that I will HOPEFULLY get this weekend) and then we went to a wienie roast at a friend's.

Other than my mind playing a mindfuck on me last night, overall it was a good weekend.
07/05/2011
Envy Envy
I spent the day playing a zombie board/card game with a friend, had lots of food, and drank a little bit, then finished the day with video games.
07/05/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
my fam watched Gene Simmons Family Jewels all day. no fireworks b/c of rain.
07/05/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Meh, it was kinda lonely and depressing but my friends kept me busy for the rest of the weekend so it wasn't a total loss.
07/05/2011
Rossie Rossie
Another dreadful 4th for us, doing whatever we could to calm our very scared dog from all the loud bangs.
07/05/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by married with children
Did every one have a safe 4th?

My kids and I had a good 3 day weekend.
We had a great 4th...went to Niargra Falls and watched both sets of fireworks. Two solid hours of fireworks.
07/05/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I was really sick. I think I had food poisoning because I spent my 4th puking. The entire day was a miserable one. I did get to hear the fireworks going on at night in between vomiting.
07/05/2011
Antipova Antipova
I spent most of the day and night on call for work, so I read a bunch of old political speeches and essays, spent a lot of time on a very empty Eden (kind of like when everyone else went home from the dorms for Thanksgiving freshman year, so I went rollerskiing naked down the hallways), and watched a few episodes of Gunsmoke on Netflix.

While I was on duty at work, I dug an 8 foot deep hole. So I guess I gained some valuable shovel skills, too.
07/05/2011
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
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Originally posted by married with children
Did every one have a safe 4th?

My kids and I had a good 3 day weekend.
I worked everyday and went to bed soon after work because I feel so sick. SO I can say it was good becaue it could be alot worse but it could have been better.
07/05/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
We didn't do much, but seeing all the fireworks around was nice!
07/05/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Bunnycups
I was really sick. I think I had food poisoning because I spent my 4th puking. The entire day was a miserable one. I did get to hear the fireworks going on at night in between vomiting.
I'm sorry you were sick. It sucks to be this sick at all, but especially on holidays.

I hope you are feeling better and were able to keep hydrated. I'm a Mom, and a nurse and always worried about keeping people hydrated. Pedialyte is actually better than Gatorade, because it is made for the fluid you lose during illness. Gatorade actually doesn't have enough sodium in it to replace all your lost electrolytes from illness. Get some Pedialyte. Nurse P'Gell orders it. It may take you several days to rehydrate properly after an illness like this. Pedialyte and Acidophilus. I may not be the best Mom in the world, but I know how to take care of sick people.

Hugs.
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