After we got back from the beach, I had a week to come up with a costume plan for Tom and I because we’d signed up to run the Superhero Sprint — a 5K that benefited Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
My friend, Ximena, and her daughter, Emma, asked us to run it with them and Tom and I were so excited!
Tom had talked with me about my races before, so he was really excited to participate in this one with me.
And I couldn’t think of a better one, than one where we had to dress up as superheros!
Tom’s favorite superhero right now is Batman, so that was pretty much a no-brainer for him.
I thought I had Batman pajamas for him, but it turned out that he’d majorly outgrown them (oops!) so a quick trip to Wal-Mart remedied that and he was all set!
And since he was Batman, I had to be Robin, right?!
I decided to do a quick check on Etsy to see if anyone had made one, and they had, and it was for sale for $55.
So I bought 6 yards of on-sale tulle for $6, and a $4 tank top from Target and made it myself in an hour.
So easy and awesome and FUN and Tom thought it was the best thing EVER!
We had a blast.
He ran for about 2 minutes and then decided that sitting in his stroller was better and I ran the rest of the way like that — with a cheap-o umbrella stroller!
(I broke the wheel about halfway through, and am now the proud owner of a Craigslist-bought jogging stroller. Go, me!)
Tom sat there with his cup of water and told me to go faster because people were beating us.
I told him to look behind us instead of in front, and he seemed content that we were not last place.
We had so much fun!
It was a great day, with great friends for a great cause.
I am so happy we were able to do it, and I loved sharing it with Tom!
He was so thrilled to meet Spiderman and Wolverine after the run, and had a great time throwing rocks in the pond at Piedmont Park, and he got a Batman mask face-painted on and he just had the greatest time.
It was a really wonderful day, and I can’t wait to do it again next year!
(Maybe with a little Batgirl sidekick next time?)