Don’t try this at home, Kids…

Hi World,

Littleb became very attached to his bicycle helmet and wanted to wear it to school.

Because we are sensitive new age parents who never stifle our child’s sense of self and creative expression regardless of how maladjusted it makes our entire family look, we let him. 

He is going through a super hero stage and we surmised that the helmet had something to do with making him super-hero-invincible.

We surmised this because he spent the morning before leaving for school hitting himself over the head with various objects and declaring, “Nope-that didn’t hurt!”.  Apparently this behavior continued at school throughout the rest of the morning.  I’m sure his teacher thought it was adorable.

Then another of the class super heros threw a block at him convinced that it wouldn’t hurt him because he was, you know, invincible.  I think this other kid’s super power must have been strength.  I know it wasn’t aim because the block missed the helmet, hit littleb in the face and gave him a black eye.

Just in time for picture day.

He didn’t cry.  Super heros don’t cry.  Especially the invincible ones.

Our little black-eyed Pea-wee

I almost did, though.  I am not a super hero.  Just a wimpy mom.

Happy Easter,

Chicken out

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  29 comments for “Don’t try this at home, Kids…

  1. April 24, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Awwwww. {{{hugs}}}} to the Super Hero!

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  2. April 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Thanks AoA:-)

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  3. April 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    You are a super mom, watch out though, because a cape would actually bring problems, as a kid we know tried to fly off from a tall flight of stairs and fell and had a fracture.

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  4. April 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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  5. April 25, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Well at least he rocks the black eye look…much better than Tina Turner…wait that was a tad inappropriate wasn't it?

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  6. April 25, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Thanks for the advice Munir. Yikes. He has a cape. I'll try to keep him off the roof!

    Kimberly-Tina has better legs, though:-)

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  7. April 25, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Awwww…Even Super Heros have off days. Guess it's time for a face mask.

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  8. April 25, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Hi BB-he hasn't seen face masks yet. Once he does, I'm sure he'll be sporting one daily. It will look great in the school pictures.

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  9. April 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I tend to walk into walls. Imma get me a helmet, too.

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  10. April 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Elly-don't forget your face mask!

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  11. Anonymous
    April 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Gotta love them kids. This story reminds of one I read recently. The authors site is momswhodrinkandswear.com. The article is http://www.usairwaysmag.com/articles/when_in_doubt_wear_a_cape/

    You don't drink and swear, do you CHick?

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  12. April 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I think my super-power is beating the crap out of kids who throw stuff at LittleB.

    He still looks adorable.

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  13. April 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    He threw a block at your kid's eye? What a bastard. I hope he got in trouble. On the plus side, your kid looks pretty proud of his scrape in that picture. What a stud.

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  14. April 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Awwwwwwwwww poor littleB. Let's hunt the block thrower down ….

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  15. Anonymous
    April 26, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Hey, missed you tonight.
    CB

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  16. April 26, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Oh I've missed you chicken. Littleb needs to hook up with Wonder Women or a Wonder Twin for an additional power though he does pull off the black eye.

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  17. April 26, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Aw you guys, you make my heart happy.

    As for retribution, there will be none, for his super hero side kick delivered the blow totally convinced of his invincibility. How can you get mad at a sidekick with bad aim? Especially when he is four and adorable. But that said, Suniverse, your super power may come in handy at some future date!

    CB missed you too.

    Anonymous! Where have you been? No, I never drink or swear, Scout's fucking honor. You know me. Thanks for the referral, I enjoyed the post.

    CB-I hear I missed a great time. Again. Sigh.

    Poppy, so maybe one of your kids could step in? Is that what you had in mind? Cause I would be totally into that.

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  18. April 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Come now, I think the black eye gives him character and it shows that the helmet isn't what gave him his strength. His strength came from withing….that's better right?

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  19. April 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Hi Sandra, that's right. His strength came from within-his total delusion with super-herodom was a big help here!

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  20. April 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    ohhhhh! superheroes stumble but they never fall. i'm sure littleb is still invicible. but it's tough being the mom of one.

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  21. April 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Well said, Punker, well said…

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  22. May 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Crap! I must not be as Super-heroish as I thought. Maybe I should add a helmet to my wonder woman underoos…cause sometimes I cry.

    I LOVE THIS! makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Rock on little man! Rock on!

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  23. May 3, 2011 at 3:18 am

    not gonna lie, that war wound is gonna get him lots of “awwwwwws”

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  24. May 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    littleb is SO cute! Even with a black eye…

    Where you been lately? We all miss you!

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  25. May 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Pansy.

    (You, not him.)

    Also?

    KYOOT.

    (Him, not you.

    (Okay, you too.)

    (Parenthesis are fun, no?)

    (I'll stop now.)

    – B x

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  26. May 6, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Oh my gosh! I love your kid!
    I am in a giggle fit.

    My husband has declared that littleb has a lot of potential.
    Keep up the good work little guy.

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  27. May 11, 2011 at 3:44 am

    Nice article, thanks for the information.

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  28. May 20, 2011 at 3:27 am

    When I was a kid I would have looked in the mirror and thought…”COOL!” Thanks for commenting on my blog the other week! I love yours! \w/

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  29. May 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I'm a Colombian.
    Just say the word, and it'll be taken care of.

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