Spring is here and with it has come warm weather, sunshine and even a camping trip or two. Well, let me clarify: Chuck has taken the older kids camping. As much as I
enjoyed camping when I was single and 18 I enjoy camping, I do not enjoy camping in March and April when it is still cold and damp.
Thankfully, my kids are true Pacific Northwestern-ers and don’t mind rain, moss, or even banana slugs. Okay, they do mind banana slugs; those things grow big enough here to be positively grotesque. Like the stuff of nightmares. When Mordecai and Jubilee were two, they were terrified of them. They would cry anytime they saw them (which was more or less anytime they were in the yard after the rain) and run away. I remember asking Jubilee why she was crying and she said, “The slugs are chasing me“.
Yesterday was an interesting day in which four kids stayed home sick. I learned something this week…if you have content that suddenly goes viral, it is helpful to have kids home sick to help occupy Apollo. It’s not even that they “helped” with Apollo. It’s just that the has developed a sudden fear of our quiet house, so clings to me all the live long day when it’s just two of us. So just having the kids home meant I could spend the bulk of my day responding to media requests and doing phone and Skype interviews.
I case you haven’t seen it, because this is the only site you ever visit online, The Superhero Project seems to have gone viral and is everywhere. I am happy to see this since the whole point of the project was to help these kids (and others) to see the strength and beauty in these special children. I truly feel that goal has been met, and that feels good.
Here are a few of my favorite (and actually well-researched and accurate) articles:
Lisa Flam from Today.com was wonderful to work with and her reporting is quality work: The Superhero Project Features Kids with Special Needs.
Global News Canada did a Skype interview with me and put together a beautiful video features the photos as well as photos of Apollo in the hospital. The Superhero Project: Inspirational Photographs of Kids with Special Needs.
The DailyMail did a wonderful article as well. They took the time to actually email me questions and wait for my responses. I was very happy with their work.
The Huffington Post’s feature about The Superhero Project has had over 56,000 likes!
It has been viewed over 30,000 times on the Bored Panda in less than 24 hours.
Websites in Finland, Germany and Poland have picked it up.
Its been a totally crazy few days.