I have a shirt with a picture of Superman on it. The other day I was wearing it and Jackson pointed right at Superman and said “Daddy”.
That’s right son, that’s right
I also have pajamas with Superman all over them. This morning when I got Jackson out of his crib, he pointed to my legs “Daddy. Daddy.”
I also have a shirt that has Batman on it. And when I wear it, he points at Batman and says “Daddy”
That one makes me happier
My in-laws have a bunch of Superhero toys that Jackson plays with (Spider-Man, Green Arrow, etc.). The last time he was there, Jackson held up the Batman figure and proudly proclaimed “Daddy”
Today while Jackson was napping, I played “Batman: Arkham Origins”. When he woke up and I brought him out to the living room, he pointed to the TV and said “Daddy. Daddy. Daddy”
I’m really not sure where he got this connection from
No idea whatsoever
Honestly, no idea at all.
But it makes me happy. I love that he thinks of me as a hero (even if he doesn’t have the concept of what a hero is right now). I know that I won’t be able to live up to that. I know that I will eventually let him down in some way. But it sure feels good to know he loves me. And I do know he loves me. It’s evident every time I come home and he runs to see me. It’s evident every time he comes to me and gives me a kiss.
I won’t always be his favorite person in the world. But for now, I’ll be his Superman as much as he wants me to be.
Or even better, I’ll be his Batman.
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