Cait explained the reason for the holiday and was very proud of her storytelling skills down to O's level--how the colonists wanted to choose their own boss and make their own rules and there was a big fight for many years. O had Cait repeat the story two or three times over breakfast. After the last time, he thought for a minute then said, "I am going to pick my own boss and pick my own rules too. I'm now the boss around here."
Shouldn't have told it that well, I guess.
After breakfast, we went to downtown Pasco to watch the parade!
Stokers invited us over for dinner and then we watched their INSANE neighborhood fireworks. Everyone was lighting off aerial fireworks in every direction. The show started around 7:30 pm and hadn't let up by the time we left at 10:30.
O loved it, yelling "WHOA!" after every one for the first hour. He also added, knowingly, "This is just like lightning and thunder, except instead of saying BOOM, it says POP."
Happy Fourth! :)