Moms The Word

February 21, 2007

My Son, Superhero

Filed under: Family, Fun Stories — mrslady @ 11:51 pm

My son, who will be three shortly, is now VERY into superheroes. He didn’t get it from where most kids do through various “mans”-superman, spiderman, batman, etc-but actually got it through Veggie Tales Sport Utility Vehicle Song (“Then we can be the herooooes, yes we can be the he-e-ros”-if you’ve seen it, then you know it. If you haven’t, I recommend it!).

He is constantly talking about being a superhero, his cars being super heres, and we’ve gotten some really good imaginative play and coloring out of “being super heroes”. I also use it to encourage/explain good behavior. No matter how we’re using it, it’s ALWAYS cute!

I remember when I was a kid, my big thing was being animals. I would pretend to be a dog or a cat 90% of my waking day. From what I hear this is a very common thing for kids (especially little girls) to pretend.

What do your kids pretend? (or do they pretend at all?) What did you pretend when you were a kid? How did this effect you? How do you think we can use our kids imaginative play to encourage good behavior/morals/skills?

Discuss amongst yourselves. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist early 90s SNL refernce to “Coffee Talk”.)


1 Comment »

  1. The ladies, of course, played house. But they most liked to build their domains in “the forest” (a nearby open field) when they got older. The superhero thing wasn’t so big with them, although they did like to watch Wishbone.

    Unfortunately, when their brothers were little, I was just too busy. We did have fun times together and all that, but there was alot I missed that was going on in their minds.

    I’m so glad to see you here in the blogosphere! It somehow makes it easier to keep connected on a daily basis.


    Comment by Rebecca — February 22, 2007 @ 5:52 am

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