After the song finished, I started thinking. Because somehow I was alone and it was quiet and I actually could think to myself without someone hollaring "MOM!". I was wondering how many schools still say the National Anthem every morning and if it really "isn't cool" anymore. According to my kids, our elementary school says it every day, all together. The whole school. I'm glad and proud. Seriously, even if you don't believe in God, is it really all that painful to recite that one line? Especially when the bulk of what you are promising doesn't even pertain to that one word. You could even leave it out and the idea of the pledge would still remain. Anyway--I'm glad that they say the Pledge of Alliegence every day.
So feeling very proud about being an American, I continued my thinking. Because I'm still alone and it's still mercifully quiet and my brain just can't believe it can put two thoughts together without interruptions! I am so glad to be an American and live in this country. I also want to be proud of what we do and what we stand for. I think we stand for the right things, but I'm not sure we are doing all the right things. I wish I could believe and understand the media and really understand what is going on and if we are making a difference anywhere. I know we are spending a lot of money and losing a lot of lives. I know that we are a wasteful and indulgent country and many of us aren't even thankful for all that we do have. But instead we want more, more and more. Use and spend.
I wish we could get out act together and work together to make this country as great as it should be.
And then my phone rang. And thus, ended my moments of thinking.
Do your kids say the Pledge every day?
Do you want them to?
Why don't we spend a little more for a tag that says USA?