This post sharing details on the Protect Like a Mother exhibit in Brooklyn is sponsored by Lysol. Thank you for reading.
When my children were toddlers and had difficulty separating from me, a little storytelling ritual began. I’d form the shape of a heart with my hands, and recite a made up story reminding them that our hearts and souls are connected forever. The consistency seemed to calm all of our nerves, and years later I still find myself including that story in my parenting toolkit. Motherhood continues to show me the absolute truth in that metaphorical heart. Motherhood is hardwired to the very core of my being in the most profound and powerful ways. I’m inextricably connected to my children and have learned to trust my gut, motivated by being my babies greatest protector and nurturer.
I was so excited to venture over to Brooklyn Bridge Park today with my family to check out Lysol’s “Protect Like a Mother” exhibit featuring a larger-than-life art installation of a trio of animals, honoring both human and animal mothers alike. On the heels of mother’s day weekend, it felt fitting to work with Lysol in celebration of a mother’s innate protective instinct. After all, they help moms like me protect against germs in my home, in ways that mirror how animals defend their own babies.
The cool interactive installation features gargantuan sculptures of a golden eagle, a 24-foot-tall orangutan, and an octopus. Amidst bubbles, kids are allowed to play on the large animals, and a fantastic photo booth captures great quality family photos. There’s also a cool educational component with several facts about the animal mothers and ways in which they protect their offspring from predators. The protective instinct is a universal truth of motherhood – in both the animal kingdom and in our own. Different species demonstrate amazing feats to protect their young, including us human mothers, right?!
No one protects quite like a mom, and nothing helps mothers protect against germs like Lysol, a leader in germ killing for over 100 years, with products that kill 99.9% of germs to help moms protect their kids from passing germs and getting sick. Lysol has created a fun analogy and expereince that families can certainly relate to and enjoy together during the weekend. Best of all this free exhibit is still open to the public. Check it out tomorrow, Sunday, May 21st from 9 am to 6 pm. You may even leave feeling a bit more loved than ever:
“My mom protects me like a unicorn because she is magic.” – L.P – age nine.