LIMA — For many kids, mom is a superhero and the Lima Family YMCA gave moms a chance to show off her superpowers on the dance floor Saturday night.
Nikki Bartlett and her four-year-old son, Dorian Zapata, were excited to attend their first mother-son superhero party.
“He’s obsessed with superheroes,” Bartlett said. “We saw it (was coming up) and we’re like we might as well do it.”
Dorian came dressed as his favorite superhero, Spider-man, as did about a dozen other kids.
There were also a few Supermans, Captain Americas as well as Batmans.
Crystal Braun and her seven-year-old son, Gideon, were super excited to be there.
He dressed as Superman, while she donned the red cape and portrayed Supergirl.
“I think it’s awesome for mother and son to come together and bond this way. It’s a neat event and I’m glad they’re putting it on,” Braun said.
The mother-son superhero party is a relatively new thing the “Y” is trying.
“We always do the father-daughter Valentine dance and the moms wanted to do something fun with their sons too. So this is kind of a date night for the kids and their moms and a lot of times, you can’t really do the same type of theme as you would do with the father-daughter (dance). So we thought — superheroes,” said Terri Averesch, Lima Family YMCA vice president.
This is the second time they’ve done the superhero-themed party for the moms and sons. The first was in 2019. In 2020 they had to cancel the event due to COVID-19.
“We are just spread out more. We’d been one gym and then we went to three for the father-daughter dance because we had more than 100 but we’ve got two gyms (for the mother-son superhero night),” Averesch said.
There were plenty of activities for the moms and their sons.
“We got a DJ. We’ve got an obstacle course with rope. You can swing across the pit onto the mats. There’s some fun games and we have the music going on so they can do some dancing,” Averesch said.
More than 80 people signed up for the event.
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