The Fourth of July is by far one of my favorite holidays. I love fireworks (and I’m not talking the ones between A and me!), I love barbecues, and I love being patriotic.
When we were little and our mother would be away on one of her three weeklong ‘stress retreats’ my sister, Primrose, and I would entertain ourselves by playing games inspired by this amazing nation. To us, the United States has always meant more than just a collection of 50 states, it has meant a group of people have come together to be something that transcends humanity… they have come to be Americans. And what a powerful thing indeed.
Now, our best game by far was to pick out which amendments we thought were most fitting for different people we know. You had to recite the amendment and then explain why you chose it. It was brilliant and fun! I swear if our mother had let us attend school regularly we would have been top-of-the-class students.
So in honor of this upcoming Independence Day weekend, I want all of you lovely readers (how have we already hit so many??) to have the opportunity to find your most perfect Amendment.
Start at the top of the flow chart and answer questions as honestly as possible- and be sure to print it out and bring it to your next party, it’s such a crowd pleaser!
Photo from the National Archives 31488352