For quite some time now Connor and Liam have pretended to be Spiderman and Venom when they're doing their super hero thing. Connor is Spiderman and Liam is Venom. This started when we bought Connor a Spiderman learn-to-read book. It was meant for very young children so there's not a lot of emphasis on how bad the bad guys actually are. Connor decided early on he would be Spiderman so Liam had no one left to chose but Venom. Whatever, it made them happy.
For the past few months the boys have been venturing into the... I don't know, in-between cartoon channels? Not the toddler channel and not the big kid cartoons but the stuff in the middle. Know what I'm saying? Anyway, what I'm trying to get at is that they've been watching super hero cartoons. They are kid versions of super heroes, Spider Boy, Super Boy, Bat Boy, etc. On the flip side they're also seeing kid versions of the bad guys.
Tuesday night we get them in bed by 8pm so we can watch Fringe... I mean, so they can get a good nights sleep. Because that's important. Ten minutes in (after the melting plane passengers, yum!) Liam walks in. Connor had done the same thing two minutes earlier so I didn't even wait for his excuse, I just pointed towards his room and gave him a stern, "back to bed." Then the tears and unintelligible yelling started (unintelligible but always the same. You're a bad man. Dude! I SO know that. Get your ass back to bed). Supreme Leader takes him back to bed and talks him down. I would have. During the first commercial.
Supreme Leader: What's wrong honey?
Liam: Venom's a bad guy! He's not a super hero at all!
My poor broken hearted little man.
On the bright side, he has a new friend, Buddy.
What the hell is that, you ask? Why yes, it does look like stuffing, doesn't it?
Stuffing from the back of a 50's kitchen chair. A chair being held together with duct tape and hope. A chair being used to replace the dinning room chair that broke just like dad said it would if we kept leaning back on it instead of just sitting and eating OUR GODDAMNED DINNER LIKE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO!!!
Oops! Where did THAT come from?