Spectrummy Mummy

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I’m NOT Batman

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Far removed from the terrible tragedy in Colorado, and insensitive media speculation that managed to both diagnose an individual without having met him, and demonize those on the autism spectrum, Batman means something else in our home.

Cubby, like his daddy, has taken a shine to Batman.  He likes other superheroes too, and knows all the real names and those of the villains.  Spectrummy Daddy even made up a superhero story for Cubby, and his alter-ego, The Neme-Sis (get it?).

A few weeks ago Grandma sent him some Batman nightwear (complete with cape) and a Batman action figure.  Spectrummy Daddy couldn’t fit in the pajamas, so Cubby was allowed to keep those.  I’m perhaps married to the only diplomat with a Batman toy on his desk.  Then again, Spectrummy Daddy showed up to the consulate yesterday in his Batman shoes, so I shouldn’t be surprised.  Don’t worry, he doesn’t wear them to his meetings- he has his Batman cufflinks for those.

Because I’m nothing if not an enabler, I taught Cubby to say, “I’m Batman” in the trademark growl.  It is obscenely cute.  It doesn’t matter if he is decked up like the caped crusader- my blond-haired, blue-eyed little bundle of mischief doesn’t make for the most convincing Batman.

Yesterday morning was a hard one for Cubby.  He opened up his bottle of whine before 5am.  Finally Spectrummy Daddy had had enough, and deemed Cubby not fit to wear the pajamas he so covets.

“Batman doesn’t whine,” he told Cubby.

So our very own Bruce Wayne lifted off his pajama top, and patting his belly growled at his Daddy:

I’m NOT Batman.”

That was the first time I actually believed he could be The Dark Knight.

Today he told Daddy that he could his Robin.  I’m not sure where Pudding and I fit into his scenario, but at least I know that when life in our own version of Gotham City gets a bit too much for us, we can always escape to Wayne Manor with a certain billionaire philanthropist.  Hey, my boys aren’t the only ones who can fantasize!

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Written by Spectrummy Mummy

July 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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  1. He’s now smarter than you both :)
    If you need help, just put up the bat signal. We’ll be here.

    akbutler

    July 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  2. LOL! I love how earnest little boys are in their pretending. My 4 year old son has recently gotten into Spiderman. I try to use that to my advantage, as in, “Spiderman would never hit his sister, only bad guys!” or, “with great power comes great responsibility, so use that power to pick up your toys!”
    Doesn’t always work…

    maggie

    July 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm

  3. LOL! I love how earnest little boys are in their pretending. My 4 year old son has recently gotten into Spiderman. I try to use that to my advantage, as in, \”Spiderman would never hit his sister, only bad guys!\” or, \”with great power comes great responsibility, so use that power to pick up your toys!\”
    Doesn\’t always work…

    spitlermaggie

    July 28, 2012 at 2:49 pm

  4. My son loves Batman too, but he enjoys being Spiderman more. And I too find it strange how others can diagnose a person with autism to the point of certainty, because if the Colorado shooter had autism, it would be on the news and on the headlines of every paper. So I guess if that’s the way things are going, I’m going to say that both the Joker and the Riddler have autism too.

    Jim Reeve

    July 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

  5. Love it, but you are in trouble now that is his outsmarting you all.

    Jessica (@jessbwatson)

    July 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

  6. So, when do we get to see you in a catwoman costume?

    All joking aside – the pretending is awesome! Cubby sounds so much like my brother at that age (my brother had the superman pj’s and cape instead). I love that spectrummy daddy also gets to share something special… What a GREAT story!

    Mom2MissK

    July 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm


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