4th of July at Wal*mart

Dora and I somehow ended up in Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 4th. It didn’t have much of a night life, so we went to the cultural center of rural America: WAL*MART Supercenter.

I pulled out every random patriotic toy I could find in my truck to help Dora enjoy her first 4th of July.

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Me: Sorry this is so boring, Dorah. I know my country’s birthday isn’t as exciting as your country’s. When is Cinco de Mayo anyways?
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Dora: May 5th.
Um, I’m American, Miss

Me: Well, yeah. I mean, South America. North America. It’s all technically America.

Anyways, what do you want to do for fun? How about a red cooler ride?
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Boy did she love that!
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Unfortunately, Dora sucked at riding coolers.

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Dorah: Can we do it again?!!!

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Me: No. That’s enough for now. Sorry about that. I should have gone slower.
Dora: That’s okay Miss. Can we do fireworks now?
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Me: Ummmm. I guess so.

Luckily, Wal*mart had some sparklers on sale.
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Me: Hey, look Dora. I’m a butterfly! You know, If we were on acid, we’d be able to see major tracers on these wings.
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Dora: What are tracers? Like in coloring?
Me: Nevermind.

After fireworks, I went to go grab us some club sodas from Wal*mart. I should have know better than to leave Dora all by herself…
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because when I got back, she had gotten into the fireworks.
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Me: What have I told you about going through my truck? Don’t you understand English? Oh, I forgot. It’s not your native tongue.
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Dora: Actually, English is my first language miss…. Um, can you put out this fire in my hair.
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What fi—— Oh Crap!
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Dora is okay and has decided to continue Summer Tour, despite having 2nd degree burns on 35% of her body.

I never thought I’d spend my 4th of July in a Wal*mart parking lot lighting fireworks with a paper mache doll…. or working on my stories in a Taco Bell til 2 in the morning either. I also never thought I would consider this to be enjoyable. BEST 4TH day Summer Tour 2009 ever!

2 responses to “4th of July at Wal*mart

  1. Pingback: Having a Kid is Tough « Melanie Hamlett – Wandering Narcoleptic

  2. I love the photos, i could’nt stop laughing. Glad you made it home safely. I was happy to see Dr. Oz help you with your problem, i just thought he would give you a topical, who knew. No Taos photos……i cant wait for the next installment.

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