Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Very Independent 4th of July

Dear T-shirt Designer at Crazy 8,

I don't know exactly when or how, but obviously you have met my daughter.  Or observed my daughter.  Or heard my daughter telling me she can do basically everything "by myself!" across a crowded store somewhere.  That is the only way you would have known to design this T-shirt just for her.  

I am a sucker for holiday wear for my kids, no matter the holiday, and 4th of July is no exception.    I love checking out all the cute, fun 4th of July shirts, shorts and dresses that come out every year.  Nothing is off limits.  Department stores, kids clothing stores, and yes, even while grocery shopping, I have been known to take a detour to the seasonal section just to see what red, white and blue clothing they may have recently unveiled.  

But I have to say, when I came across this one, I knew there was no more window shopping to be done.  This was it.  This was the one.  This completely sums up my very independent daughter.  

So, T-shirt Designer at Crazy 8, thank you for designing a 4th of July shirt just for my kid.  If you've got a minute, I'd love to put in a word for a Christmas design for my son...

Greatly appreciated,

Maybe She's Not the Only One...
When I found this shirt, there were only 2 left in the stack.  I actually had to have the clerk at the store I was at call another store and put a shirt on hold there in my daughter's size.  This got me to thinking there must be other Moms and Dads and Grandmas and Grandpas who thought the exact same thing I did when I saw this shirt:  "I know a very independent young lady who needs this shirt."

And for that, I am very thankful.  

I am very thankful to live in a country where both my son and my daughter can be very independent.  Where they can speak their minds.  Where they will be able to pursue whatever dreams they have.  Where they will have great opportunities.  

I am very thankful for the men and women who have served this country; the men and women who have defended this country; the men and women who have sacrificed for this country, so my children can enjoy the freedoms they do today, and have the chance to be very independent.

I am very thankful for all of those who have come before me and taken a risk to be very independent.  Those who have fought for what was right and what was fair and what was just, even though it may have meant putting themselves in extreme danger or simply going against the "norm" at that time.

I am very thankful to celebrate all that makes this country great with my family and friends today.  

Especially with my very independent little girl and her big brother.

Whether your day was filled with fireworks or parades or swimming or a cookout or baseball games or maybe just some well-deserved relaxation time, 
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  1. You did well, Mom of the Week. The shirts are just perfect. Glad you had fun.

    1. Thanks, Lynda! Hope you have a fantastic 4th of July today as well!

  2. that shirts awesome! one of my kids used to say "me do it meeself!!!"

    1. Love it, Sheila!! I think some kids are just born with an extra strong "independent" gene. I have no idea who my daughter inherited hers from...


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