In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve kind of been a blog slacker lately. I admit it. And it’s not because I don’t have anything to say. We all know better than that. But with traveling and moving and summer, I’ve been a bit busy. And I’ve chosen to spend those few extra minutes a day with the family instead of the laptop. But I have missed blogging regularly. And I will get back to it, it just may be a few less days of the week until school starts. Eek! Did I just say “school starts”? Yes, I did. More on that later. For now, it’s Batman time.
One of the perks of having a comic book-loving Daddy is that he watches out for his boy when it comes to all the suh-weet comic/superhero opportunities. And one of them came up not long ago. A local “collectibles” store was going to have a visit from Batman. And the Batmobile. (The REAL one used in the movie!) So of course, we had to go!
Caedmon and I arrived early, and the Batmobile was there, but no sign of the Caped Crusader. We still got to check out his car, though.
Caedmon was so excited. But his introverted, shy little self has a hard time showing it sometimes. This was as wild and crazy as it got.
Before Batman showed up, some of his nemeses made an appearance.
(I typed ‘nemeses’ correct the very first time. I know it’s nerdy, but I’m pretty proud of myself for that one.)
Since there were lots of little kids there to see Batman, I appreciated that they were not-too-scary villains and were sweet to the kids. The Riddler had a list of riddles he was asking the kids, while the others posed for pictures. Half of the kids didn’t know who they were, anyway. They just wanted Batman.
Finally, he showed himself! We got in line to have our picture made with Batman. Since we’d been there an hour and a half already, I was thankful to be near the front of the line. It moved quickly though, and it wasn’t long before Caedmon got to meet Batman. And interestingly enough, he was actually the twin brother to Val Kilmer’s stuntman…or something like that. He made a good Batman, though. He spoke in a gravely voice and everything. The kids were all convinced.
Well, except for Caedmon. He kept telling me this guy wasn’t the real Batman. He wanted to make sure I knew that Batman was just pretend and all that stuff was from movies and comic books and cartoons. It was real because it was there…but it wasn’t real because there really is no Batman. I’m glad he cleared that up. But he did say that it was fun to see those things and take his picture with Batman, even though he was just pretend.
Sigh. My logical boy.