we were in a store the week before last, searching for “warm” leggings (is there such a thing?!) for eleanor, when samson spotted this superman sweatshirt way up high on display. it’s not often, if ever, he’s too particular about what he’s wearing, but this superman sweatshirt made him gasp so loud in excitement. it was such a moment of complete joy and excitement and wonder, he had me sold. the sweatshirt came home with us.
similar to his superman t-shirt from this summer, it’s been worn almost every day since. it’s the cutest thing, living with a super hero who hasn’t ever even seen a movie or tv show about superman, so everything he goes off is based on photos he’s seen, what people have told him and his imagination. which makes it all the more adorable to witness.
for example, superman isn’t just a hero. he’s a teacher, according to S. whenever he’s wearing his sweatshirt, he also pulls out big books and opens them up and says, “i’m going to teach you all the things.” and then proceeds to “read” us lots and lots of words. or, how at any given moment when he’s wearing his coat as well as his sweatshirt, he’ll unzip his coat to display his emblem in proper super man style but sometimes also while dancing, because superman is a dancer, too. one who has most definitely mastered the hip wiggle.
i love superman.