That said, The Hubby just loooooves having parties at our house, so for the second year in a row, we hosted a big Fourth of July bash. I learned a few things in the process.
THINGS I LEARNED BY HOSTING OUR SECOND ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARTY
1. There is no shame in taking anti-anxiety medication in the days leading up to the event. I did NOT do this, and I ended up grinding my teeth incessantly, which led to a repeat of the Locked Jaw Incident of 2010.
2. The Hubby is a master at closing jaws. After much panic (which, let's face it, was inevitable), I calmed down enough to Google "how to close a locked jaw" and we came across this muy helpful video.
3. People don't care if you don't decorate...but the pictures will come out nicer if you do.
|Not very festive. Oh well.|
4. If you have fireworks, people will come. We live in the only county in the metro area which, for some reason, allows nearly every kind of firework available. Our county is usually considered undesirable, until 4th of July rolls around and everyone is looking fore a way in so that they can blow stuff up without getting arrested.
|See that giant yellow and black box behind them? Those are fireworks. They were awesome.|
|Moths weren't involved, and neither was bleach. Just a normal washing machine.|
|But they'll give him "crazy eyes".|
|I guess the rest of them didn't get the "this is a silly shot" memo. Boy, do they look dumb.|
|Clearly, I learned this lesson too late. My hair grew to about twice this size by the end of the night.|
|The photographer. Mwahaha!|