Sunday, July 3, 2011

these United States

In case you are not from the United States and are wondering about this whole "Independence Day" thing...let me explain it real quick. Way back around a jillion years ago in 1776 some people were living in North America from Britain. And Britain was being all mean to them, making them mow their lawns and not even giving them popsicles when it was hot outside. And the people in North America were living in wood houses and the people in Britain had big old palaces and swimming pools and stuff, so they could certainly have spared a popsicle or two. Anyway...the "Colonials" (just a big word meaning poor people that live in wood houses and don't get to make their own rules) decided they didn't want to play that game anymore. So they told everyone in Britain that they quit. And the people in Britain said "Oh, no you don't." And the Colonials said, "Oh, yes we do." And then there were fireworks and hot dogs and a watermelon seed spitting contest. 

Happy Birthday USA!


PS: If you have ever lived in, or visited, or thought about the United States or even know where it is on a map -- you should probably just take this day to eat watermelon and chips and popsicles and maybe go swimming if you can fit it in.

8 comments:

Cookies Cakes and Confections said...

Now that put a smile on my face. :) Happy 4th everyone!

Camille said...

You are so funny! I think I will use your version of the revolution in my classroom next year. . . hmmm I wonder what I will do the next year when I am out of a job?!?!

Anonymous said...

This isn't funny. You're making a mockery of a very important holiday where we gained our independence and a LOT of people sacrificed their lives.

LilaLoa said...

Dear Anonymous -- I truly didn't intend this post to be offensive, and I can definitely understand why you took it to be that way. It was intended as a satire, to poke fun of the fact that we celebrate such a monumentous, historical event with hotdogs and light shows instead of remembering the crusaders in freedom and all the un-named men, women, and even children who gave everything for something they believed so much in and which continues to affect every United States citizen to this day.

Nisson Family said...

I think you are so hilarious! I love your satire. :) It is pretty funny how we create different traditions to celebrate meaningful holidays.

And anonymous if by chance you're reading this, I understand how you could take her satire the wrong way but trust me when I say she is the most patriotic woman I know. Right now she is stationed in Korea with her husband who has been serving in the military for years. Trust me, she wouldn't say a bad thing about those that have served and have given their life to their country.

Love ya G! :)
Pam

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Your cookies are wonderful and your story is cute.

I know that you did not intend your post to be offensive and I know that every American truly appreciates and values the sacrifices made by those who fought for your country's independance and are fighting today to protect the rights and freedoms of others around the world.

Anonymous certainly has a right to voice his/her opinion just as you have a right to write the post that you did...all thanks to those *freedom fighters*.

Personally, I have an issue with people who care to voice an opinion they (seemingly) strongly believe in but don't care enough to put their name behind it.

Kudos to you for publishing Anonymous' comment when you could have deleted it. Says a good deal about your character. Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

Glora said...

I have LOVED all of your beautiful patriotic cookies! And I definitely didn't take your satir wrong at all. Thanks to you, your husband and family for being some of many who are helping to keep our country free!!!! Much love and hugs- Glora

lizy b said...

My four year old is convinved it's a birthday party for the statue of liberty....

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