We’ve spent some time recently talking about heroes. Because I firmly believe we all have hero potential, I teach Mister and Sister that they, too, can be someone’s hero. I’ve explained that heroes help others, teach others, and sometimes even rescue others. I’ve taught them that being a hero means that you put someone else’s feelings, needs, or safety before your own. I’ve taught them that being a hero is fun, and superhero capes are optional.
Of course, Mister liked the option of a hero cape, so I accepted an opportunity to review a kids cape from Power Capes. Mister was very specific about the cape he wanted. He wanted a red cape with gold lightning. I knew that he would think his superhero ensemble was incomplete without the facemask, so I ordered one of those, too. All Power Capes superhero capes are made by hand in the USA of 100% satin.
Mister was pleased as punch when his hero cape came in.
He was not, however, pleased when Sister spilled Mommy’s coffee on his precious cape. You would have thought the end of the world was announced, and his ability to save it was washed away.
Of course, I grabbed the cape and threw it in the laundry. AFTER I read the washing instructions (gentle wash, line dry, iron on the inside). After I washed it, I hung it over the heater vent in the kitchen to dry. I was pleased that the coffee came out, and he was pleased that his ability to save the world was restored.
He also announced that I am a Super Mom.
All that, for a cape!
I am convinced that inside every person is a hero, and that it is up to each person to let his or her hero shine.
How about you?
Power Capes would like to give one lucky That Bald Chick reader a kids power cape, to help their little hero shine.