A couple of days ago, which happened to fall right on the 4th of July, The General and I were driving back home from happy hour at Sonic (we love half price drinks!) and noticed a whole family dressed in matching Old Navy t-shirts. You know the ones. They have a flag on them and are five bucks. We all know those.
The General and I have decided that any future children we might have will not have any flag t-shirts in his/her wardrobe, regardless of how much everyone else might love to flaunt their I Love America Status on that one day a year. Instead, we’ll swaddle him/her in the Canadian flag as a baby. And as the offspring grow older, he/she will don soccer jerseys of either David Villa or one of the many Diegos on the Uruguay World Cup team on the 4th of July.
Don’t get me wrong. We love living in the land of the free and the home of the brave, but that shouldn’t mean we all pay $5 per person to wear douchebag t-shirts. Let’s donate $5 to The 3 Day or to Pet Project Rescue or buy the homeless fella on the corner a value meal from KFC. That five bucks may mean a fancy new t-shirt for you, but it could definitely better spent elsewhere.
It’s kind of just like going to church only on Christmas, you know?