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What makes a superhero?

What makes a superhero?

Recently Jonathan has been calling himself Batman. Emma is usually either Robin, Catwoman, or Superman – depending on the day. But on the car ride back from preschool on Thursday, Jonathan announced, “I’m not a superhero anymore. I’m just a kid now.”

Me: “What made you not a superhero anymore?”

Jonathan: “Kisses and hugs.”

Me (wondering what exactly had happened at preschool that day!): “Who gave you kisses?”

Jonathan: “No one.”

Me: “Who gave you hugs, then?”

Jonathan: “No one.”

Me: “Oh, so how did you get kisses and hugs to make you not a superhero anymore?”

Jonathan: “Moses [his baby doll] blew a kiss downstairs into the kitchen and into my nose.” [Pause.] “And she blew a hug into my mouth. And it made me not a superhero anymore.”

Emma (sounding like she’s crying now): “I’m not a superhero anymore, either.”

Jonathan: “Yeah. Your baby kissed you too. We’re not superheroes anymore. But that’s OK. It’s good. We wanted to be kids again. Huh?”

Emma (sounding happy again now): “Yeah. We wanted to be kids again.”

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Highlights of the past week and a half

Highlights of the past week and a half

We had some pretty big things happen the weekend before last. I’ll try to quickly touch on them here… [Pictures included!]

“Knight” vision . . . in IMAX

“The Dark Knight” is a masterpiece, an exciting and epic tragedy of Shakespearean proportions that lingers in the mind long after the film fades to black.