Every year, my parents hold an annual backyard barbecue for the neighborhood friends and families.
They have been doing this since I was a young child.
Everyone looks forward to this annual event. When I was old enough, I started inviting school friends to partake in the fun. No matter the weather, my parents always hold this barbecue on July 1st because it is right after school lets out for the summer. Even after I moved away from home for a new job, I return for the party every year. This year, I was especially excited to return for the party because I hadn’t been home for an entire year. When I arrived, I was surprised to see a rainstorm taking place. This storm was not predicted in the forecast, so my parents were not prepared with tents. Instead, the party would need to take place indoors. That was not the best option though because our air conditioning unit was not running, so the house was like a sauna. My mother was panicking by the time I arrived at the house. The house was so warm from all of the cooking and baking. I ran to the store to buy several strong fans in hopes of circulating the air and providing some relief, but it did very little. I assured my mom that it would be okay. She started screaming at my father because he failed to do the cooling system inspection before the party. I felt sorry for my dad. Regardless of this situation, the guests arrived and had a good time. I think my mom just needed to see her guests enjoying themselves, and then she was able to calm down.