Sunday, July 18, 2010

Because everyone needs a cape...

The cape has an interesting history in my family. My sisters and I have all owned/donned a cape at some point in our lives. I know you're probably thinking, 'big deal lady, what kid doesn't run around with a dish towel tucked into his/her shirt pretending to be a superhero?' (sidenote: I actually used the dish towels to create a nuns habit but that's a topic for another day). I mean our adult selves have all been wearing a cape for one reason or another. With the help of my mom (because who else could make red pleather boot covers?), I made a kickin' wonder woman costume my freshman year in college. I will not be including a picture for many (many) reasons but you'll have to take my word for it that I was indeed wearing my cape.
My sister Jo owns a cape. Currently. She's an art teacher. And she's Jo.
My sister Jen made a cape out of an old t-shirt to wear underneath her clothes on the day of her GRE exams. She wanted to feel it's super powers so she would rock the exams...and to take over for Clark Kent in the case of an emergency.
I guess I've never asked my sister Julie if the cape has made it into her adult life but with her love for halloween and anything to make life more fun, I would be more surprised to hear that she hasn't owned her own cape.
So when I saw these Captain Adorable pajamas in Tyson's size (on sale!) with cape included, I knew I had hit the jackpot. He immediately had to wear them at grandma's on our recent trip to South Dakota.

The moral of this story is that everyone needs a cape...
but pants are optional.


Jo said...

Love it. Jen gave me a magnet with a saying that I think should be shared here; "I believe that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world". Now, I realize that capes have a universal appeal but maybe you should consider getting him a crown.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Ha/ha...this is great! Love your stories, they brighten my day always. Exactly how I remember you being ;) My girls too have a cape, but most of the time they make Nick wear it as he must be the king!