by Jim Shahin
If you can stop the kids from accidentally lighting the dog with sparklers, then you're already halfway toward a disaster-free Fourth of July. All you have to do now is make sure the scamps don't self-immolate. More Americans cook outdoors on the Fourth than any other day of the year. A lot of them have kids. Those who don't often invite over people who do.
Keep kids safe while grilling.
How do you keep them safe? You can wrap them in a fireproof vest, of course. But a better idea would be to make sure they avoid fire altogether. It's weird, but a lot of men have a problem with this. I've found that they think having a child around a hot grill is somehow bonding. Look, read him In the Night Kitchen. Play catch with her. Go get an ice cream. But letting them play with fire is just dumb. Kids are adorable, and they are pains in the asses. When a grill is involved, the only way to keep them adorable is to prevent them from becoming a pain in the ass. Here are some recommendations:
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