The other day, Oliver geared up to help me shovel mulch by changing into his Captain America costume. Then he grabbed a cheese stick.
But a funny thing happened. While we were in the middle of shoveling the mulch into large plastic containers before transporting it back home, Oliver sighed and stopped shoveling. I stopped to ask him what was wrong. He looked up at me with concern on his face and said, “I can’t do this anymore. I’m just a little boy. Only mamas shovel mulch.” I delved a little further, and it turns out, Oliver believes that mulching is women’s work (!). I almost didn’t correct him, but secretly smiled inside as I explained that he is strong like Mama and boys can shovel just as well as girls!!!
I mean, those are some serious muscles, no?
More things mamas and superheroes do:
Go to the grocery store, of course!
But only mamas eat vegetables. We’re working on that one.