I was cruising through blog land and looking at the amazing things the many lovely bloggers have accomplished with their lives. And it got me to thinking about what constitutes a "superhero". It seems to me that there are so many everyday women (and men..but sorry guys this is about us gals) that do some pretty amazing things. Things that may not seem heroic at first...but lets examine it in more depth.
Let's take my mother for instance. My mom is only 5 foot tall and I doubt even in her prime she could bench press a chevy or outrun a train. But I'll tell you what she could do. She could raise 3 kids while working full time, keeping dinner on the table, a spotless household, and still find time to come and cheer me on through every volleyball, baseball, basketball season and attend every gymnastic meet. And did it all without messing up her hair! She sewed her own clothes, alphabetized her spices, and loved her family like there was no tomorrow. And she is the BEST grandmother in the galaxy! Tell me that isn't heroic!
I think my Mom's superhero name would be "I can do it all girl" Her superpowers would be "never having to sleep and remembering the name & phone number of every person she ever met" her superhero outfit would be homesewn with a cape, matching purse, and big earrings.
And then there is my friend best friend Lori. Now Lori (with the help of her great hubby Terry, but again this is about us gals) raised 3 pretty amazing kids. She is smarter than anyone has a right to be and one of the funniest people I know. She taught at a university in Houston and loved her job. It gave her confidence in herself and let her share her amazing talents. But because her son was so incredibly smart...she realized that he needed some things he wasn't getting in the public school system. So she sacrificed her job to home school her son, with AMAZING success. Then at the age of 46, she decided that she didn't like feeling out of shape. So she got up off the couch and started running....not to the fridge like I do...but actually running...and running...and running. And just this year she went to Rome Italy and ran a marathon. And FINISHED in a very respectable time. Tell me that isn't heroic!
superhero name would have to be
INSPIRATION WOMAN and her superpowers would be "Exploding the bad guys with her HUGE brain...and then RUNNING". Her superhero outfit would be a much smaller size than last year...and she wouldn't be afraid to make it out of spandex!
As you can see from all this rambling....my superhero name would be "talks too much girl" My superpower would be "destroying peoples moods with my endless yapping" And my super outfit would be a plaid skirt, a striped belt, a floral top and a toile cape...I do love mixing fabrics! NO SPANDEX...I only want to scold the bad guys not burn out their retinas!
So how about you guys? What would your superhero self be? Your superpower? Your super outfit?
And what would be your cryptonite? For me it would be chocolate...I'll let any evil villian destroy the planet as long as I have some good milk chocolate.