So Sam has discovered Superman. It happened in Florida, when I came across these jammies at Target. Lucky for him, I'd forgotten to pack any summer jammies. I spied the cape and thought he'd enjoy it.
Little did I know how these jammies would change his life. All of our lives, really.
It was love at first sight.
The boy didn't even know what the "S" stood for, but yet his eyes gleamed with an unearthly glow. He immediately wanted to know who Superman was, what his powers were, and if this cape would, in fact, allow him to fly.
I'll let you see for yourself...
"I twying to FWWYYY!"
The rest of the trip, we searched You Tube for clips from the original movie, music from John William's amazing theme song, and racked our brains to remember the plot for the hilariously cheesy Superman II movie.
He's obsessed. And I love it. I love how committed he is to becoming Superman, so much so that he wipes out after jumping up high to fly.
There is little left in my adult life that I still feel this way about, but I think the ability is still there. Hopefully enough of a seed so that I can join him in that magical place, Pretend. To be whoever we want to be, to fight evil with our special powers, to play.
And when Charlotte is older, she can come too. Maybe she can be She-Ra.