4th of July used to be the best holiday for me, all the drinking I could handle and no one would question me. Now that I am sober I struggle with the holiday a lot, and I mean a lot. I just want to crawl in a hole and hide for the whole weekend. Then I remember I have two little boys watching my every move, so I focus my attention on them.
This year I got to spend the entire long weekend teaching my boys how to fish, letting them know its cool to pee out side when your fishing and just being guys. I did not catch a lot of fish, as soon as my lure hit the water so did they, but they got to laugh, play and be kids. The other people trying to fish around me were not very happy that I was letting the kids swim while I fished but we were content and it was a big pond. I did get some early morning fishing, and it was great!
So even though I didn't get to drink and party like everyone else I got to spend quality time with my boys, sober and happy. As long as I have them every 4th of July from now on will be the best.