Okay, okay, I do not have an adult size Superman cape and blue suit that I wear to bed. However, I do have a blue shirt with a giant Superman symbol and I am wearing it as I sit and type this blog. Sometimes you just need that extra confidence and push that Superman pajamas can provide you with.
There were quite a few heroes I loved to watch as a child (my favorite being “Super Grover”). We all emulated them in our fantasy play with our friends. We learned that there were good-natured people who cared about beating the evil forces in our world and had powers that allowed them to swoop into any horrific situation and save the day. The superheroes were so confident, they rarely showed fear – they believed that good would conquer evil and they believed in themselves.
I suppose that placing my Superman pajamas on allows me to sit tall and perhaps a tad more confidently. I am a parent, an educator, a friend, a spouse. I don’t always get everything right. I don’t always have the energy I need to meet everyone’s needs. Yet, I try. And today, sitting in my Superman pajamas I am happy to have the added confidence boost. I will never be Superman – but I really don’t want to be. I want to be me – and I yearn to be self-confident and able to juggle multiple demands on limited time. If anyone can do that, they should be an honorary superhero, at the very least.
Today, 185 days ’til 40, I sleep with the spirit of Superman beside me.