It is Fourth of July weekend here in the good ole U.S. of A. And here in ‘merica we celebrate with lots of backyard barbecues, fireworks and sunshine.
With each passing holiday and each passing year, my husband and I try to find new traditions we can do with our boys. They don’t need to be HUGE drawn out things, but simple things that our boys will always look back on with fondness.
In previous years, I’ve always travelled and worked a lot during the summer months, so it left little time to create any new traditions as we were lucky to even spend much quality time together as it was. But this summer is different, so we’re ready to implement some new, fun things into our Fourth of July weekend.
So there are two staples we want to include in our July 4th celebrations: family and the American flag.
It’s important that our children know the significance of the American flag and what it represents. And that so many lives have been sacrificed for us over the years to maintain the freedom we celebrate this weekend. I want them to be humbled and grateful to live in this country where we enjoy so many freedoms and luxuries. I also want them to always, always know their family is one of the cruxes to leading an impactful life. Friends will come and go. Relationships will stagger. But family? We’ll always be together.
Do you teach your children about the American flag? Are there any special traditions you as a family do for Fourth of July ? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Fourth of July from my family to yours!