185 Days ’til 40: Superman Pajamas (Adult)

20 Aug


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.



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30 responses to “185 Days ’til 40: Superman Pajamas (Adult)

  1. viveka

    August 20, 2012 at 00:13

    Have clicked – like – but my profile have start working … would need “Superman” to fix my technical problems .. *smile – How want to be a super hero … it’s enough to be a everyday hero for every one we meet and that we have around us, tough enough … and brave too.

    • 400daystil40

      August 20, 2012 at 13:42

      hehehe – you made me laugh!!! 🙂

  2. walkwiththerabbi

    August 20, 2012 at 00:25

    Respectfully, Fact: You are a parent, educator, friend and spouse. Fact: You strive to continually get better at these 4 full time pursuits (doing any one of them competently merits a “gold star” in my books). Wisdom: Life is not about achieving perfection. It’s about making regular progress. Your grade: PASS – with flying colors!!! YOU ARE A SUPER-HERO – RIGHT NOW!!! Next!!!

  3. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 20, 2012 at 00:48

    Maybe super-woman then. You can still sleep with super-man next to you.

    • 400daystil40

      August 20, 2012 at 13:40

      hehehe – only if superman is one of those little plastic dolls!

  4. saymber

    August 20, 2012 at 01:32

    My husband loved his Superman shirt to scraps so I cut out the emblem that was still intact and sewed it on a shirt from Walmart…big mistake…uncomfortable and not 100% cotton. Is this symbolic of what it’s like to be a superhero? Superheros are not cut from the same cloth and you trying to mix and match fabrics….well…it doesn’t work. So we will are on the lookout for a 100% cotton, Superman blue t-shirt so we can get things matched back up.

    • 400daystil40

      August 20, 2012 at 13:40

      Oh no, I hope you can find a superman shirt – mine came from walmart a few years ago….. on sale for $4.99.

  5. iamnaia

    August 20, 2012 at 02:01

    My boys (5 and 4) are currently pretending to be ninja’s. They’ve stolen my cookies and are hiding them.

  6. Tracy Lee Karner

    August 20, 2012 at 02:37

    My brother and I used to put on super-hero capes and pretend we were our two older cousins; as if they were super-heroes. We definitely looked up to them. (They won that admiration by always being very kind to us).

  7. tchistorygal

    August 20, 2012 at 05:22

    Superman was my first hero. Cute article. Keep on counting.

  8. Missus Tribble

    August 20, 2012 at 10:40

    I have Doctor Who t-shirts and even a t-shirt with all the lyrics of Mitch Benn’s “Proud Of The BBC” on it. I wear them all the time and get annoyed when people don’t recognise the TARDIS or a Dalek or any of the Doctors!

    • 400daystil40

      August 20, 2012 at 13:37

      hehehe – I love it!!!

      • Missus Tribble

        August 20, 2012 at 13:49

        My husband and I are going to a Discworld Convention this weekend. Since Discworld has a country named Djelibeybi (pronounced “Jelly Baby”) I’m taking along my Doctor Who scarf, a fedora that I’ve ordered on eBay (I need to give it that battered look somehow) and will be walking around at the Hedgehog Party offering people Jelly Babies from a paper bag!

        A lot of people cross fandoms at these events; it’ll be the first time I’ve made the effort 🙂

        • 400daystil40

          August 20, 2012 at 14:01

          How fun!!! I am jealous!!!!! 🙂 🙂

          • Missus Tribble

            August 20, 2012 at 14:20

            I’ll be sure to post photographs of all the amazing costumes and do a complete report! Hopefully you’ll see a few of me as a blonde female Fourth Doctor too! I’m not so camera-shy since I had my poorly teeth removed and replaced with partial dentures (a genetic disorder inherited from Dad) so there ought to be a few! 🙂

          • 400daystil40

            August 20, 2012 at 22:46

            Yes, please do!!!!! 🙂

  9. Another Thousand Words

    August 20, 2012 at 19:24

    I received one of these back in the late 70s from my then-live-in…he bought it because he felt I was ‘Superwoman’…THAT was difficult to live up to!

  10. Spider42

    August 21, 2012 at 13:54

    Your closing line is more important to what you are talking about than I think one might realise.

    Comics and superheroes – you don’t have to believe the things they do are possible, or powers or anything like that, it’s all about the child in you seeing and absorbing heroism and good and the idea that one person can face odds against them and keep going. It’s all about the spirit, the idea that we hope stays with us as we age.

    • 400daystil40

      August 21, 2012 at 22:15

      Thank you so much! I was missing your comments – you disappeared! I hope you are okay! 🙂

      • Spider42

        August 23, 2012 at 09:26

        Yes, I’m alright, just a little worn and feeling somewhat tired-in-the-bones for a few days now. But alright.
        Will try and drop in and leave a comment more, though I have been following the blog off and on regardless of commentary. 🙂
        Working on a new short story today and hope to post that up in a bit.

        • 400daystil40

          August 25, 2012 at 00:15

          Hang in there!

          • Spider42

            August 25, 2012 at 08:33

            Always. 😉

          • Spider42

            August 25, 2012 at 08:33

            Always. 😉 (’tis what I do!)

  11. Wendy

    February 19, 2013 at 20:08

    I highly suggest getting some footie pjs. I’m 36 and wear them. Not only are they super warm and comfy, but they make you feel a bit like a kid again. I usually end up dancing around the room a bit right after I put them on. hahah

    • 400daystil40

      February 19, 2013 at 22:05

      Hehehe – I already have a pair!!! 🙂


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