Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Childhood Heroes

On June 13th this year was Childhood Hero Day. Megan at Imaginif asked for support in this worthy cause as it raises funds to help with the expense of fighting child abuse. I was supposed to dress as the Flying Nun but with various projects, Hero Day was pushed to the back of my thoughts but never forgotten.

Today I finally donned the habit , alas it was not the Flying Nun one wanted but the end results were just the same. Through much side busting laughter I drove around the CBD and made sure I was seen at a few places by many people , not just ones I know personally.
Finally came school pick up, the looks on the faces of the children was one of amusement and curiosity. The first words spoken was not the likes of "Hi mum" or "Where did you get that", but "Are you Catholic?" The second response was, "Are you religious now?" They thought it was cool and laughed and giggled all the way home.

Megan had this to say in her comments:

How cool if all adults acted as child heroes for all kids.

Thank God we have plenty of new days to start afresh. Thank God we are allowed to make mistakes and to try again. Thank God we have support networks and heroes that don’t wear their underpants on the outside - people like all those that make comments on our blogs - normal people living normal lives and trying to make the world a better, safer place for all of our kids.
We can all be heroes any day of the week/year and it only takes a small amount of time to make the biggest difference as shown today.


Anonymous said...

You make a beautiful Nun, flying or not!
Plus that was a great cause.
I guess my childhood hero was the old batman shows. I was around 7 or 8 when they came on. I should dress like batman or Robin and run around the farm. I wonder what Farm Man would
Wonderful cause and a beautiful photo.

Crushed said...

I never saw any nuns with those eyes...

I've got a nun's outfit in my wardrobe...

CherryPie said...

Oh Wow! what a great and worthwhile thing to do :-) I think you are looking a bit to cheeky to be a real nun though ;-)

Ginro said...

Very nice indeed. Yes I went to Imaginif, The Flying Nunyaa, lol!

Megan Bayliss said...

Congratulations Flying Nunyaa. You are so right - you donned a habit, did something out of the ordinary, and all eyes were upon you. That is what we all have to do to get people to look at the difference we can make in protecting children from abuse - God only knows, what we are doing now is not working.

To all the readers, lets make Nunyaa a habit - do something today to help keep kids safe.

Nunyaa if there is any flack from this, I am happy to explain that it was for Childhood Hero Day. I well know what small towns can be like when someone does something out of the ordinary.

Congratulations Nunyaa - you fly!

jmb said...

Kids never cease to surprise us, do they?
Excellent idea.

jams o donnell said...

Good on ya for putting the nun into Nunyaa! It's a great idea

Nunyaa said...

Thank you all, I had a ton of fun doing it and am already thinking the next theme that I will do in September :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

You are right, nunyaa. Well done.