Yesterday while getting dressed Bee decided she needed to wear her superhero costume from Halloween. Normally I would have tried to talk her out of it, but she's almost three, and has gotten pretty good at stating her case. And I figured, what's the harm.. she does make a pretty cute superhero.
We dropped C off at preschool and spent the morning running errands. Do you sometimes have a list of ho-hum things to do? Do you need to add a bit of excitement to your ordinary day? Then I suggest you spend an hour at Trader Joe's with a two year old in a superhero costume.
Never have I had so many people stop and say hello. People held doors for us, helped us navigate the always crowded aisles, reached to get things from top shelves. Little old ladies giggled, grumpy looking men suddenly smiled. One little girl about B's age even asked her is she was a Wonderpet.
When I was telling my husband about our morning, he recalled an episode of This American Life which we listened to a few weeks ago. Act 3 tells about a guy who dresses up in a hand-sewn Superman costume (he wears it in public as often as he can). Why would he do such a thing? I suggest you give it a listen.