We Accept Money And Attention In Exchange For A Happy Fourth Of July.

Happy Independence Day to my American friends!

Happy Sunday to everyone else! Unless it’s Monday. Or Saturday.

I made a Fourth of July vlog with E. Inadvertently proving that when Late Enough and Captain Attention made little people, we made little Not Enough Attentions.

PS. Afterwards E kept asking to watch the video again to say HI to the other E. The more famous E, I guess. And no, I didn’t count the five times we watched it towards our television challenge. Even if I DID, I’d still have twenty-five more minutes this week.

I’m saving up my tv minutes. Like I did with money as a child.  In fact, I distinctly remember the smell of the crisp American bills as I removed them one-by-one from my piggy bank. Which actually looked like a mini bank vault. Complete with a dial to spin. And you had better believe that NO ONE knew the code except ME. I was totally Scrooge McDuck swimming in the vault.

So picture me smelling the television remote, maybe taking it on walks. Sometimes I pat the television and say: I miss you, too. And the vlog captures E’s attempt to slam himself into my computer screen.  Just to get A LITTLE CLOSER.

HOWEVER, the most important part of this very important post script is HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY. And if you get a chance to listen to the NPR reading of the Declaration of Independence, bring your tissues. I cry. every. single. year.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

9 thoughts to “We Accept Money And Attention In Exchange For A Happy Fourth Of July.”

    1. I hear you sister. A friend just told me: I did it Friday but I don’t think I could do it every day.
      And all I could do was sigh for like ten minutes.
      BUT my preschooler seems to be having more fun AND is doing an hour of quiet time BY HIMSELF most days!

  1. I tried to “like” it and to share on Facebook but don’t think it worked. Sigh. I betcha reading the Declaration of Independence would take care of the whole thing. Austin is banning fireworks this year….too dry. I imagine if this dry trend keeps up we will just have to enjoy some other means of celebration. It’s just us old folks who will miss it; the kids won’t remember. Do you have any movies of fireworks? I know, it’s not the same. Stick with the D of I.
    Love, Marge
    and sit in a large wading pool of cold water while you read it….no? maybe before…

  2. Tell me the TV challenge. I missed that somehow. Of course I rarely watch TV at all. How about an email challenge when I don’t sit glued to the computer for two hours at a time?

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