Sunday, July 10, 2011

Fully In Character

I realize you might be a little weary hearing about this, but the saga with Little Brother's Robin costume continues.

(It's either that or I start showing you pictures of the Lego Transformers and Beyblades we made this weekend.)

Like a ballplayer who keeps wearing a lucky pair of socks during a winning streak, Little Brother pretty much refuses to take off his Robin costume (except to bathe).

In the past week, he's worn the costume:
1. To play outside
2. In bed to sleep, nightly
3. To the mall
4. To the gym (with Mom-E, Little Brother doesn't workout at age 3)
5. To Big Brother's t-ball game

Okay, so he wore it for PART of Big Brother's t-ball game. But out of fear that he would start melting or pass out, I forcibly removed his costume, while he kicked and screamed. No joke.

And let me just say that I was quite worried about another such confrontation when it came time to get ready for church on Sunday.

But apparently he decided that he could go to church as Dick Grayson, because he actually put on clothes.

Granted, he changed pants a grand total of six times, but at least he was wearing pants. Around here, we consider pants a bonus.

And of course, when I ask him "Why do you like to wear your costume so much?"

"I don't know." he sheepishly giggles.

Oh to be 3 and uninhibited.

Until the next costume change...

Have a good week,


  1. ha ha, pants are a bonus! Shoes are a bonus around here. If it gets too troublesome maybe you could talk to him about how a superhero is the alter ego only some of the time when there is crime to fight...

  2. Man, I don't know how he stands the heat wearing that costume. Especially since he recently had to change into his "fimming funks" because regular clothes were too hot. At least he doesn't need as much "sum scream" while he is a super hero. The whims of a 3 yr old...