But my kid were definitely missing something. Fireworks and parties are not the true meaning and celebration behind The Fourth. I added a history lesson and had them make their own Declaration of Independence but I want them to learn the importance of what really was sacrificed and continues to be sacrificed for our Independence everyday. I want my kids to learn the art of giving back, something starting Simply Happy Brand has made me value more and more. So, I had the kids write letters to our troops thanking them for what they do Today to Assure our Independence for Tomorrow.
It didn't stop there though...Angie, my oldest, asked "What about these troops' families? I bet they have kids missing them right now." I call this a "Message Received" moment...it doesn't always happen but when it does I am so proud. They continued to color pictures and notes their families too! Use the 4th of July not only to celebrate with friends and family but to also remember how lucky we are to have our independence and what it took to get there. I can't wait to drop these letters in the mail!
Happy 4th of July!!
Angela & Erica