Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Super Clayton

Despite my resistance to the whole superhero thing, my little guy has caught the bug bad! He lives and breathes superheroes. Wade and I have settled our pro superhero vs. anti superhero debate by deciding to allow superhero paraphernalia but not allowing the movies/tv shows until he is older. It works for us...

We went to dinner with my long-time pal, Kati, and her hubby, Gordon, on Sunday night. Clayton hasn't seen Gordon in a long time. While we were getting ready to leave, I mentioned to Clayton that we were going to dinner with Kati and Gordon. Without missing a beat, his little eyes lit up and he said, "FLASH GORDON?!?!?!" I laughed and blew it off. Well, sweet Gordon was kind enough to humor our child and pretend that he was Flash Gordon throughout dinner. We referred to him as "Flash" and he told Clayton many tales of his adventures as a superhero. It was hysterical! I especially liked how he told Clayton that he "spanked the bad guys and sent them home to their mommies." So funny... Thanks, Gordon, for playing along. You're such a good sport. Flash's wife, Miss Kati, played along, too. She also taught us about Wiki Sticks. She even sculpted Clayton a little Superman (complete with cape) out of them. Can't wait to do dinner with you guys again! Clayton is anxious to spend some more time with Flash and Miss Kati!

(Please notice the Batman shirt. Clayton spotted it at the Gap right before we met up for dinner. He just had to have it! He couldn't bear to take it off when we left the dressing room. So, the saleswoman was kind enough to scan the tag while he was wearing it.)



Yesterday Clayton scored another wonderful addition to his superhero wardrobe - a REAL superman cape. He has been wearing his security blanket attached to his shirt with a chip clip for weeks now as a makeshift cape. He was so excited that his Aunt Leigh Ann got him the real deal! He kept saying, "Now I won't have to wear my nanny anymore!" He hasn't taken the cape off since he got it (except while sleeping - you know I'm paranoid about choking/strangulation hazards!). He proudly prances around the house in full superhero gear. What you can't see from the picture is his Spiderman phone and his Spiderman underwear. :)



Clayton slid around on the hardwood floor in his napmat. He was "driving" in his Batmobile. What an imagination...

6 comments:

Jay said...

Hey...how do you know Gordon?
I think I worked with him out a Lone Star Park a couple of years ago!
Crazy!

Jay said...

Hey...how do you know Gordon?
I think I worked with him out at Lone Star Park a couple of years ago!
Crazy!

Mrs. H said...

What an imagination! Kati and Gordon were so creative in their responses to Clayton. I love the Superman story. What fun...

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

Too cute!! Has he eaten anymore magic beans?

Flash said...

This message is from Flash to Clayton: Cool cape!!!!!!!!!!!

Megan said...

haha. I loved the Flash story.