I happen to really like 4th of July. It's a little bit reckless and irresponsible. I mean, I gave my two year old FIRE... to HOLD IN HIS HAND. He loved it as well.
The one thing I've noticed about being in California and celebrating 4th of July, Californians don't get a fuhhhhhhh. 10,000 dollar fine being caught with fireworks? NBD, I'm just gonna light this mortar over here in my driveway. It's great though! I'm pretty sure what I experienced last night in some cul de sac was just as good as going to an "official" fire works show. See? Danger!
But overall, the best part was just watching Wyatt see his family completely disregard all the safety precautions we've bestowed upon him. "Don't touch fire! But here, hold this sparkler that shoots out little sparks of fire!" "Look over there Wyatt as Papa Mike lights a firework in the street!" "Go get a sparkler from Uncle Jameson and then let him light it with a blow torch!"
Just all the American good stuff. Murica!!!