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July 03, 2020
Welp, the beaches are open, but it might not sound like the perfect summer day getting an N95 face mask tan line and using public restrooms while Coronavirus cases are on the rise 😳 Here are some beach alternatives for your July 4th weekend...
We’re advising to skip the cookout and throw a virtual bake-off. Every day in July set a new record for recorded Covid-19 cases. Now is not the time to be dipping your chip into a communal salsa. Instead, set a specific time to begin your bake-off to have your family and friends bake their favorite 4th of July dessert. You’re the host - act like one! Make sure they know the time limit and any food or utensil restrictions, if you want to make it more of a challenge! Narrate what you see happening, especially if it’s entertaining. Count down until time is up! Then, have everyone showcase and taste test their creations. Judge by their facial expressions whose is the tastiest 4th of July treat!
Make it meaningful
We often forget why we’re celebrating federal holidays in the first place, let alone commemorate the day with a contribution to our country. In our family, on federal holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day, we have the custom of writing letters to veterans and sending care packages to servicemen and women. I like to send them candy and dental hygiene products, like toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste, because I don’t want to be responsible for any cavities our candy causes 😂 There are organizations that make this effort almost effortless. The kiddos love special projects like these and together, as a family, we’re doing something kind for someone and something meaningful on a day that should have meaning to us all as Americans.
Happy 4th of July! 🎆
Whether it’s a silly, reality TV-esque bake-off or a practice of gratitude, politics aside - spend the time with family and friends, while minimizing the risk of getting or spreading Covid-19.