We were at the park the other day, and WCK found a plastic bag from Taco Bueno hanging in a tree. She went to throw it into the trash -- because she loves throwing away litter -- and then she realized she could loop the handles over her shoulders for an excellent superhero cape. It was pretty windy that day, so the way the plastic bag billowed off of her back was quite dramatic. I knew I should probably stop my daughter from running around with a piece of trash on her back, but it looked so danged fun.
So there she was, rushing around the park, Taco Bueno bag waving in the breeze, having the time of her life. She was approached by two little girls who, you could tell, would never be caught dead running around the park in a trash-bag superhero cape, who, in fact, wore hair bows that perfectly coordinated with their spotless, non-grass-stained outfits from GapKids. These are the girls who will decide which lunch table is the cool table in high school.
"You're not a superhero," they told her.
"Yes, I am!" said WCK cheerfully.
"That's not even a cape," said the Gap girls. "It's just a bag."
"It is a cape," said WCK, completely at ease with her trash-bag-wearing ways, not the least bit intimidated by anyone who told her she couldn't be a superhero. And she flew off again, ready to save the day.
Do I have the coolest kid in the whole entire world, or what?