It’s simply not the Fourth of July if it’s, say, July 3rd or 5th. Or if someone doesn’t char their fingers on a sparkler or the family dog doesn’t freak out when the fireworks display gets underway and run off in fear until Labor Day.
It’s nice to think it’s one of those holidays where we celebrate our independence from Great Britain and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
But the folks over at Awkward Family Photos know what the day is really about: people looking uncomfortable wearing horizontal stripes and drinking way too much beer at 11 a.m. on a Thursday when it’s 104 degrees in the shade.
Happy Fourth of July:
Awkward Fourth of July 1 of 11
Because undercooked hot dogs and burnt s'mores were what our Founding Fathers fought for.
Guitar Hero 2 of 11
Play like no one is watching.
Wonder Twins 3 of 11
Form of: a flag.
Shape of: um, still a flag.
Flagwrappers 4 of 11
Stars and Stripes 5 of 11
The family that dresses alike . . . . also breeds bunnies. Apparently.
Raise Your Hands 6 of 11
A jazzy Independence Day.
Hot Foot 7 of 11
Don't try this at home. No, seriously. Don't.
Shred, White and Blue 8 of 11
Show Daddy 9 of 11
An all-American family. And a creepy one.
The Patriot 10 of 11
Black, White and Blue 11 of 11
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All images used with permission from Awkward Family Photos
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