Sunday, July 27, 2008
The next day we learned about Superheroes for class and it was a big hit. I made a guest appearance as Super Laura wearing all black spandex, a blue cape, a batman mask, and . . . a pair of bright blue striped underwear over my pants. Emperatriz was busting! We were a little afraid that it might be socially inappropriate here but when I asked our friend Marielos she cracked up and said, “No way. It’s funny!” I don’t even think the kids really caught it anyway. We made and painted capes and masks and then did a big obstacle course to prove their superhero abilities. Xiomara got especially into the test of her upper body strength. Check out this face!It was fun to see the kids all dressed up and running through the course. Chusie was especially hilarious because she ran through with her arms outstretched like she was flying. Here she is hugging Carmencita Flores after her victory. So cute.
The next day we presented their dried caps today in a special presentation. We made each of the kids come up to the front of the class and put their capes on them and gave them a superpower. For example, Roberto was Super Friend, Aida was Super Smile, and Flores was Super Dancer. They wore those ridiculous capes around the orphanage all week!