Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Da-da Da-da Da-da Da-da Batman
When I was little, my dad and I would walk to a nearby park in Wisconsin where we lived. We'd slap plastic bands on our wrists and instantly become superheroes.
I was always Wonder Woman. My dad, if I'm remembering correctly, liked to be Batman or Robin. We always had a soft spot in our hearts for Robin.
We'd run around the park, spinning on the merry ground, scaling the monkey bars, jumping and saying things like, "Kazam!"
I loved this game.
Fittingly, my dad gave Rye this Batman mask for his birthday last month.
We also like this quite a bit. In fact, we've all taken turns wearing it.
There's just something totally empowering about pretending to be a superhero.