Happy National Shero Day!!!!Early this year, I posted a photograph and declared this the year of being our own superheroes. It came at a time when we (our family) was feeling exhausted. Emotionally and physically. Losing someone is never easy, and we were truly hurting following an incredibly rough couple of weeks and the unexpected loss of Keith’s dad.
I can’t say if Mayhem fully understood what was happening, but when she put a pink and yellow number together and finished it off with, “It needs a cape. It’s a superhero outfit.”, I saw an opportunity to embrace everything positive about that. We had a few conversations about what superheroes do and each time, we always came back to, “they help people”.
Which also meant that ANYONE could be a superhero. Because EVERYONE is capable of helping someone else in some way or another.
So we decided one superhero costume each month would be a new goal. Each month, we could spend a little time thinking of a new idea for an outfit and a new way of helping others.
As April approached, our plans for a new superhero costume took a pleasantly unexpected turn. Our friend Barbie reached out to let us know that she was also celebrating all the ways in which girls can be super. Which is and endless list …. Am I right?!?! So our conversations turned from how a single superhero can help people, to how many MORE people could be helped if we built a TEAM of superheroes.
And that, my friends, is how Mayhem’s Glitterbomb Squad was founded. With our gal pal Barbie being the first recruit. Obviously.
Teal and gold are their colors. Correction: SHINY teal and gold. Wait, nope, Mayhem says squad members can wear ANY colors they like, and can change as many times as they wish. (Which must be the reasonable explanation for the mountain of outfits in the corner of her room…)
Superpowers include lightning fast speed and the ability to fly.
But their secret weapon is this:
Glitterbombs. Loads and loads of glitterbombs.
The gold glitterbomb is on demand sunshine. Targeting those who seem unhappy, the glitterbomb disintegrates into full on happy and smiles that cannot be stopped.
The pink glitterbomb is full of flower power. Find a barren patch of dirt or an empty flower pot and toss a pink glitterbomb in there and voila! The most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen will instantly appear.
The blue glitterbomb is deployed and explodes into a shower of bubbles over any individual displaying any sign of boredom or discontent. And lest you think the bubble power is reserved for use on children, it is not. No one is exempt from the the power of the bubbles. I mean, have you ever seen anyone be able to sit still or resist the urge to POP ALL THE BUBBLES?!?!
The purple glitterbomb targets those who need to get moving. The purple glitterbomb explodes at the feet of of said individuals and an instant dance party ensues. It’s a can’t stop, won’t stop kinda party and Mayhem says the playlist includes a lot of Taylor Swift songs.
The teal glitterbomb holds beach powers. I asked if I can bomb every mom in the world with one but Mayhem is holding out saying I might abuse my powers leaving all the kids behind while having a “mom party” on a tropical island. She’s smarter than I thought 😉
And if you’ve ever picked up takeout and found that your order was lacking the necessary utensils for enjoying your meal, well then, the silver glitterbomb is just for you. Maybe we should just call it the “silverware” glitterbomb because Mayhem says it makes silverware appear. “Because people need that sometimes.” Of course they do!
We’ve had some pretty awesome conversations lately about what makes a person super. And there’s nothing better than the genuinely honest answers that you get from a five-year-old. And today we’re celebrating National Shero Day – a day in which we honor those girls and women who have inspired us and empowered us to believe we can do anything we set our minds to. You can join in the conversation too and give a shout out to your sheores by following and using the hashtags #Shero and #BeSuper (on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). And don’t forget to tag our pal @Barbie
This post is sponsored. Thanks to Barbie for not only letting us create a costume for her, but for encouraging girls everywhere to be super. Whatever that is to their unique selves. It’s a message that we completely support, embrace and encourage!