1 month ago: Eli watches his first ever superhero movie (Batman) and thinks it's the *coolest shit ever*.
3 weeks ago: He watches the same movie another 1,000,000 times (thanks Hamsders!).
2 weeks ago: He discovers an online Batman video game -- costarring lesser known superheroes "blue beetle," "red tornado" and "green arrow" -- which he plays 10,000,000 times (not including offline re-enactments).
1 week ago: Courtesy of the infinitely wise Aunt Brynna, he learns the details of all the superheroes with whom she is familiar (including Spiderman, Superman, and Wonder Woman). The phrase "Fighting crime" enters his vocabulary. A lot.
Today: He talks and thinks near continuously about superheroes: creating intricate and highly inventive scenarios involving both Batman and Superman (with a little Spidey, Wonder Woman and Darth Vader action thrown in), engaging us in endless discussions about the relative powers and weaknesses of each, parading about in his Batman costume, surfing the Internet for any and everything to do with superheroes.
Just bumped into this:ReplyDelete
Ha ha That's a list called "Superhero books" on Amazon.
I forgot about "Captain Fact!" I love those books. They may be too...somethig but I dug them.
Oooh, thanks for the list, Alex. Most of that stuff looks right up his alley. Also, it's more than likely that he's *exactly* the type of kid who would dig Captain Fact big time. His fifth bday is next week; some nerdy super hero gifts may just be in order :)ReplyDelete
I just want to say that Eli showing up in the full Batman outfit for the potluck the other night was the coolest! And it reminded me that you said we should start doing themed potlucks. So, if we do a superhero-food-only theme will you come?ReplyDelete