What does Freedom mean to you? On July 4th we talked at length with the kids about the freedom our country fought for and earned. We broke it down from there and reminded them about the freedom they have to go to school, choose any book they want from the library, pick out a special toy from the bookstore, and eat at a restaurant of their choosing. It can be hard to teach the value of something that is so innate and expected, isn’t it? We’ll just be over here working on that one.
Meanwhile, since July 4th has come and gone I’ve been reflecting on my own little freedoms I might take for granted everyday. You know, the small stuff. Like taking my bra off at the end of the day, for example (LET FREEDOM RING) Or a babysitter that allows me to go grocery shopping without someone constantly asking to buy Jell0 in aisle 5.
What are some of the little freedoms you enjoy and maybe take for granted? In no particular order, here are some of mine…
- The freedom to dress however I want.
- The freedom to get half off my Frappuccino after 3pm at Starbucks.
- The freedom to tell Alexis to play Broadway Show tunes in my kitchen at 6am.
- The freedom to eat a McDonald’s hamburger with extra onions no pickles on Fridays.
- The freedom to complain about going for a run then enjoying doing #4.
- The freedom to swear when I step on GOD DAMN Lego
- The freedom to NOT get charged a fee when going to an ATM (Thanks to Radius who offers unlimited ATM fee rebates for fees that other banks charge to use their ATMs.)
- The freedom to send my kids places in non matching socks.
- The freedom to skip bath time and go right to bedtime. (Summer dirt doesn’t count, right?)
- The freedom to enjoy the sweetest, softest night time kisses from sleepy, dirty kids.
And lastly, the freedom to be able to document these freedoms!
Kristin is an ambassador for Radius Bank and is compensated for her writing.