Jun, 09

4th of July | Safety and Fun

Hello Chickies!

I just want make sure everyone is safe this 4th of July weekend while having a ton of fun!  Here are a few tips from various sources:

{Hanging your Flag} “Celebrate America!  But be sure to hang Old Glory properly.  According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the ‘union’ (stars0 should always be to the viewer’s left, and the flag should never touch the ground.” – Woman’s Day Mag July 2009

{Parades/Firework Viewing} Do your research beforehand when you want to attend a parade.  It saves time and stress when arriving… Especially if you have those little ones with you.  See where the street closers will be and parking.  It doesn’t hurt to get there a little early to get a good spot.  Make sure you have sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, etc. for your babes and yourself  Also, take water bottles just incase you can’t purchase any.  It’s always a good idea to pack a travel First Aid Kit for those little boo-boos caused from Sparklers or whatever else comes your way.  You should also bring cash in small bills, because not all places have ATM access.  It never hurts to find the restrooms early either, you don’t want any unnecessary accidents.  Finally, be sure to prepare your little ones for loud noises.  We don’t want them to be afraid of such a grand celebration! – Women’s Day Mag July 2009

{Sparklers} Tell everyone to stand at least 6 feet apart (that’s right, I said 6 feet) when playing with Sparklers so no one gets burned.  Of course, there should always be proper adult supervision, and no, your 12 year old niece doesn’t count as an adult :).  Don’t forget that First Aid Kit… Keep it handy.

{Your Pets} “Each year pets around the country die of heatstroke because their owners are irresponsible. The 4th of July is no different. Many owners forget about the safety of their pets, because they are too caught up in the festivities. Before taking your pet along on a 4th of July excursion, think about the conditions. Is the weather too hot for your pet? Will the fireworks scare your pet? Will you be able to supply your pet with much needed water throughout the day?” – http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/268799/4th_of_july_safety_tips.html?cat=74

{Recipes and crafts} Family Fun has great recipes and craft ideas that the who family can do together!  Get in the spirit and celebrate!  Heck, you can dress up too!  – http://familyfun.go.com/4thofjuly/

So, please be safe and have fun!  Feel free to pass this along to anyone you think might want it.  Happy 4th!


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