Super Heroes and Little BoysBeth Anne Ballance
I grew up in the 1980’s, which means I grew up with Michael Keaton as Batman and Christopher Reeves as Superman. We watched these heroes on Saturday morning cartoons and dressed up on Halloween and pretty often, I made cat ears out of felt and pretended to be Catwoman.
There’s something magical about super heroes, these ordinary men that turn into something extraordinary. They fight for the greater good and make a normal life into something spectacular and yes, they always get the girl. The villains are always brought to justice and lessons are learned about being true to yourself.
In short, I would be over-the-moon if my little boy fell in love with a super hero.
In Target the other day, I came across these DC super heroes for Little People and fell in love. Harrison has no idea who they are, but I stuck them in the basket with joy. The next morning, we sat and played with Batman. Harrison knocked over his Matchbox cars and I would make Batman swoop in with cheering sounds, then Batman would “rescue” the cars by flipping them over right-side. Harrison and I would cheer! It was so much fun watching his face, tipping over his trucks and then waiting for Batman to save the day.
Do you have a favorite super hero?